Shazam! (2019) - Action, Adventure, Comedy

Hohum Score

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Breathtaking

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM. - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.

IMDB: 7.5
Director: David F. Sandberg
Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong
Length: 132 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 131 out of 1000 found boring (13.1%)

One-line Reviews (446)

This movie completely unique and completely entertaining with family and friends,this movie open the door of magic world with fun, thrill and suspense of dark villains.

Overall, it's an entertaining movie to watch in the theaters, you'd probably have a pretty good time watching it.

Shazam was disappointing, worse, it was boring.

The final fight scene is boring to watch.

The story: elongated, slow, ill-balanced, not logical, full of clichés, filled unoriginal and stolen ideas from other movies.

Action fast paced.

Boring.

If "You shave, probably have pubic hair"-Jason Bateman in "Paul", you will probably find this movie as uninteresting as I did.

Boring, pointless and Zachary Levi's role made it even more annoying.

When it loses heart and plays things by the numbers it becomes dull and uninspired.

No story at all.

Yes- there is a strip club, but seen from the outside only, and they're more interested in the 10© wings, yes, they buy beer, but spit out the first sip and go buy junk food instead and yes they zap an atm, but run away empty handed and scared when money starts flying out.

from being another enjoyable DC romp.

is one big cliche with nothing even remotely meaningful inside: the main protagonist who doesn't know what he really wants even if it's right in front of his eyes, the antagonist who got into antagonry because of his antagonistic past with the family of antagonists, all those family matters issues, what is not important, what is, who cares about whom and really who cares?

A lot of fast paced scenes, incredible effects, heartfelt moments, some sad moments too, even had a lot very funny moments, & best of all those things it even had a formidable foe that was very tough unlike in some movies.

Villain is boring and simply a bad guy for the sake of being a bad guy.

So it really is a coming of age story.

Other than that, Mark Strong's as Dr. Sivana is good, but the dialogue he is given is pretty cliche.

Well acted, directed and written, but the ending fight scene was too dragged out.

From the music, directing and acting.. I mean everything was just damn entertaining.

Shazam is fun and has a wonderfully exciting final scene.

Fun, action packed.

Cliche...

I didn't think it was that great, but it was entertaining I guess?

It was interesting, entertaining and fun.

Film for little kids waste of time main hero its good

One of the worst movies ever made

Till the final arc, it felt like a little slow.

This film felt like an utter waste of time.

It was action packed and the hero realizes even though he thinks he is all powerful he can still be defeated if he isn't careful!

Just watched the movie.. totally superb movie..comic timing,action all are mind blowing.. infact emotion is also there..a totally entertaining movie.

But some scenes were predictable.

Worth watching.

The film is funny for all ages and the unexpected plot twists were clever.

Too slow even for kids .

wow simply astonished, brilliant breathtaking .

The story is also quite engaging, with it having the emotional centre focused on the foster family that Billy becomes a part of, which delivers a fair few heartwarming moments.

Very fun and entertaining, will keep you laughing and leaning forward in your seat to get more.

below average..fell asleep..

Get's a little bit boring sometimes tho.

It's funny, exciting, touching, it's everything I wanted it to be and even more.

Unexpectedly a fun and enjoyable ride .

For me this movie was good I laughed much.. its was entertaining.

And if you are looking for an entertaining, funny, and feel-good movie- go for it!

Shazam also features: An enjoyable ride of a plotLots of laughsLikeable leadsAn origin story to make Batman feel luckyA nice message about finding friendship and family (*gags*)SHAZAM!

Though it's hard to develop all of Billy's foster family when there's so many of them and a relatively short movie, they did a pretty good job of showing their personalities and making them engaging, and of getting a lot of entertainment and humor out of them.

Very enjoyable.

Very funny, exciting and well-done film by DC.

A light and enjoyable family film.

Tedious and tiresome.

I was bored ¯\_('_' )_/¯ ).

Simple, childish but enjoyable .

It's entertaining alright, plot is ok..only thing is..the treatment is too light...

Very entertaining even if it is hokey.

The 3rd act bored me to almost comatose state.

That, and in addition to some rather mundane looking cinematography, some of the fight scenes are no better than that of Spiderman: Homecoming or Batman v Superman due to how shaky and overwhelming they come off as, something that these films need to work on.

At some point I thought I fell asleep and woke up in the middle of Jingle All the Way.

was very fun and entertaining.

Full of comedy,I couldn't stop laughing The actors are dope as F in all ways, doing there job very well, the story is full of unpredictable changes you can't getting bored in the theater

Pretty intense and may not be suitable for kids.

however the charisma and comedy was pretty nice and enjoyable.

This movie had a lot of heart in it, and was genuinely enjoyable.

It had everything, intense action, tone, humor and heart.

He was entertaining for the first act of the film but as the film developed i got bored of him.

The start of this movie is slow and I find the back stories very unbelievable until they are explained in further detail later in the story.

The film is very entertaining and has its own humor.

Action part is boring.

Very entertaining and fun .

Dark, few funny moments, boring, unnecessarily creepy, not for kids .

Hugely entertaining film, contained many bizarre elements of suprise eventually making you laugh.

Rousing and funny, this film is great entertainment although I do wonder how much a medium for children it truly is.

The casting is subpar no well know actors , the plot is predictable as is the dialog to the point you can guess accurately the exact words that are coming next .

I kind of liked it but I was bored in parts .

The trailer was exciting as helll ...

So boring :( .

Overall the plot was fun and the movie was mostly enjoyable.

What makes the film several notches above the regular DCEU flick is its entertaining villain Dr. Sivana played by Mark Strong (it's a nice touch that the film starts off by detailing his character).

Really enjoyable .

Also Faithe Herman as Darla was cute and enjoyable.

The movie starts really slow and it drags a lot until the plot progresses.

One of the biggest problems DC found themselves saddled with was competing with Marvel, resulting in a botched attempt at a cinematic universe that took greater joy in being dark and gritty rather than fun and enjoyable.

Although the second half was really slow and the action was underwhelming, the story was great, suprising and slightly unpredictable along with its convincing character development.

I really liked some elements of it, but the villain was boring along with the third act, which was too long, and very unfocused.

Funny and enjoyable .

The seven deadly sins were not nearly as frightening or powerful as they should've been represented as, and the storyline can get a bit boring and out of hand.

The worst movie i've ever seen.

Funny and Exciting to Watch .

Peter Parker in Homecoming was so much more exciting.

That is one of the layers of the film that makes it so compelling how does one overcome childhood trauma.

I found the action to be very repetitive and thought it needed more of an impact in terms of the execution of fight scenes.

The arrival of the subway at an unexpected evil lair and someone in our cinema shouting 'Hamworthy Station', being another.

I am simply asserting that it's impossible when the final product is as disjointed and patently laughable as Dawn of Justice.

Its not perfect by any means, but its well done and more than entertaining enough that you just dont bother to look for anything to criticize.

Generic and gets boring...

The biggest positive here is that it's extremely fun throughout thanks to a sharp script, great performances and an engaging narrative that feels really fresh.

I found the movie very entertaining, enjoying it from start to finish, staying funny with jokes and interesting Easter Eggs that fans can see throughout.

It sets the foundation of an exciting world of magic and mysteries which will be hopefully explored in future DC movies.

This movie was so boring I couldn't wait for it to be over.

I thought it was goofy and pretty funny, I'm more of a Marvel guy than a DC but this one was enjoyable even with the simple storyline.

Fun and Enjoyable .

It was a boring .

Long scenes, boring and predictable action, childish stupid jokes, pale villain, lack of logic.

Add something more thrilling like Marvel...

Even recent MCU origin movies like Dr. Strange and Ant Man, as standard and formulaic as those movies are, had very unique and innovative fight scenes.

The movie was boring.

The movie is very engaging and has all the right elements to make it a great watch!

Seriously if dc keeps this quality up marvel should start fearing for real competition again,i loved this movie it was funny,entertaining and didnt take it self to seriously(unlike the awful batman v superman)i really enjoyed this one!!

* The journey of Shazam learning to become a hero was very engaging.

Refreshingly different from an increasingly predictable MCU.

The actors were well casted and the story is entertaining interesting and twist filled which was awesome!!!

Many recent superhero movies, though entertaining, appear to forget they're make believe and take themselves way too seriously.

The movie was most entertaining around the second act and started getting less precise about what direction it wants to go in.

An unexpected DC movie.

Shazam is a mind blowing movie.

Perhaps this was made more so for kids but I find many cartoons more entertaining than this.

The other children in the household are very engaging.

Worst movie I ever saw.

After the great mistake of the Justice League and underestimated but breathtaking Aquaman, DC takes another step in the right direction with Shazam!

Nonetheless, this was an enjoyable time at the cinema and certainly a step in the right direction for the DCEU.

I saw Shazam with my mom, and it was a beautiful and exciting experience.

This was and enjoyable movie.

After a thrilling prologue in the past, the story resides to the present with the sentiment of a motherless boy.

This is what Captain Marvel failed to produce: an entertaining heartwarming hilarious film about how being all powerful is something that only a child's heart could handle...

A bit Predictable.

Boring and dull.

FINAL ACT The final act dragged for a bit and was a bit nonsensical like when all of the kids got the powers of Shazam and easily learned how to use their skills during a battle.

Mediocre and slow rollercoaster meant for children .

Was so bored multiple times throughout the entire movie.

A good example is the Spiderman movie (2002)This is one of the most engaging movies I have seen in a long time.

I just wish they had made the journey to that point a little more entertaining.

It has a serious story totally overshadowed by the entertaining stride of the film, all of the child actors are brilliant and the special effects are outstanding.

this could have gotten a better score with a shortened and cleaned up storyline which dragged and dragged on and on with silly cgi fights in a circus park...

1st 2 acts were good and was enjoying but the 3rd got boring and that's when you suppose to be excited.

It was funny, entertaining, and stayed true to DC Comics.

Thoroughly enjoyable and slips in well with the current DC movie titles.

The number of bored sighs and flashes of phones when people kept checking their phone was more entertaining than anything on the screen.

The movie was hilarious and very enjoyable.

The beginning is a little slow and confusing, but once the plot turns more to its adult characters, the film is consistently entertaining.

On the contrary it keeps engaging you and the STORY compare to others from DC I believe is strong.

Some of the more annoying parts (the repetitive threat of Billy "almost" running away or Billy and Freddy's incessant arguing in the middle of the film) had to be there and I had to shrug it off.

While this story may sound grim and dull, Shazam!

Sandberg lays on the visual effects with aplomb making for exciting and crowd-pleasing set pieces helped along by its committed by design screenplay by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke's adaptation of the Bill Parker/CC Beck DC comic book.

" was actually entertaining, well at least for what it turned out to be.

All that said, I actually enjoyed it as a lesser version of those movies.

After 45minutes of sheer boredom, I walked out of this movie and saw Dumbo instead.

Young Billy is boring, unfunny, and never smiles.

Some of his lines and actions were very cartoonish and inadvertently funny at times, however this overall made the film more enjoyable and fit with the tone.

If you are a comic book freak that is mindful of every little detail then you will most likely find bones to pick with this movie, but if you just want to watch an enjoyable movie, then this one's for you.

Mark Strong is a great actor, he plays well on this but character has written so empty.

If you're just looking for an entertaining movie, then you'll enjoy it.

Entertaining, could have been more satisfying .

So, it was a good film, would have enjoyed it more had they included the Rock as Black Atom in this one.

Asher Angel delivers a believably intense Billy Batson and Jack Dylan Grazer gets the most out of his sidekick role.

A lot of scenes were predictable and cliche.

This was a very entertaining, super fun, much better-written film than it had any right to be.

The "comedy" is jammed into every scene with boring predictability.

The jokes are flat, the storyline is unoriginal and the characters dull and uninspired.

With his ongoing search going nowhere, Billy is sent to live at a group home with five other foster kids, and despite his intentions on bailing as quickly as possible, he befriends superhero fanatic Freddy.

Another aspect holding the movie back is the boring final fight, it felt like it dragged on for way too long.

Other then that everyone else really enjoyed it and I can't wait to go back so I can actually see it.

Just an enjoyable movie.

The visuals are good, and all of these fight scenes are enjoyable to watch.

Boring and all of the times it happens the same.

Still a very enjoyable film.

The fact is that it's a fun, magical, zany, cute action comedy that ends up being mildly entertaining which makes it seem better than it probably actually is.

It takes way too long to get to the point, and to get past the origin, and struggles of new super powers.

Unexpected.

Also, I found the sub-plot of Billy losing his mum a bit tedious and misplaced.

The seven deadly sins accompanying him were quite boring, the concept lends itself to more unique monster design than just grey, scaly, monsters.

This Corpollywood product fits the mold of "not-great with a couple of newish, entertaining scenes that can stick.

Funny, action packed and family friendly .

The major problem is that every thing about the movies are predictable since the beginning...

The film is fun & engaging!

Joyful and Wholesome Even Though Quite Cliche .

But the story with Billy's home and his family feels super cliche, it feels a dumb Disney movie where the lesson to be learned is, "Family is what's most important kids" I wish they could've done more with this subplot but instead it's just boring.

It's funny, compelling, and relatable.

To be honest it's competitor Captain Marvel is a pretty bad movie it was super boring and predictable only valuble thing in there was the sneak peek at the end( I think).

This is the first movie from DC That's really worth watching!

Overall worth watching 2-3 times more.

You can also add into the equation a couple of boring characters which are quite hard to like and you get a recipe for a failed movie like this one is.

' is a thoroughly enjoyable film with a good sense of humour, and great characters and performances.

The approach to the concept with a Simple and warm plot along with modern humor, Creating situational comedy and Mocking some cliche superhero situations without breaking the fourth wall is an amazing attempt on Shazam's character.

And as formulaic as it is to have that one foster child that is so irresistibly cute that you wonder how anyone could ever abandon a child like this--Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley--was an absolute scene stealer.

While it is not thinking outside the box, it makes full use of the sources inside it , delivering an action-packed and humorous movie, full of heart , making this entry to the DC universe thoroughly enjoyable.

could you imagine how you can waste a whole bunch of money?!

It was entertaining .

In the end I didn't know what to expect, the villain looked kinda bland in the trailers, and I thought the villain would end up having some wacky twist to him (something like a Meet the Robinson's twist where he turns out to be Freddy from the future, or something like that).

The ending is brilliant (I thought) with the filling of the empty thrones.

Cliche super hero movie with a little pizzazz .

I actually enjoyed it.

Overall, I liked the movie and it had much of what I expected - good visuals, funny gags and an enjoyable watch.

So boring for me at least.

This movie is very entertaining from beginning to end and can be relatable to some teens when it comes to situations about figuring out about yourself and belonging to a good family, especially when it comes to foster families.

The writing was too juvenile and slow throughout the entire movie.

Good, but it takes far too long to get to the meat of the story.

Even my family enjoyed it this time around!

I laughed,i cried, i enjoyed it in every way very much!

is a fun and exciting movie!

I got bored there for a few minutes, it was okay to watch, maybe kids would enjoy it a bit more I guess.

This movie was very childish, predictable and boring.

The movie is great because each character is compelling.

This movie is so entertaining.

The story progression is perfect but halfway it became predictable and stereotypical.

Shazam is a exciting superhero movie that will wish you to say Shazam like billy batson did in and send you to the theater.

The reason I'm guessing is because it was so atonal compared to the rest of the film, drawn out, arbitrary, awkward, uncomfortable, and came out of the blue that it never quite landed with children.

Really bad , waste of time .

The kid who was the "hero" was much more serious as a kid..but when he was changing to a hero,they just overdid it with the childish behavour and jokes..The actors are good,the cinematography and speciall effects (cgi) also good ..the story started well..but they have to work more on it..Add a few funny jokes here and then,thats ok ,but dont destroy the whole movie by making it look childish..Its really boring that hollywood is not able to be serious for once..or at least make a good comediy with nice funny line and not childish

From the start this movie is entertaining with Zachary Levi and Jack Dylan Grazer carrying the movie with great and comedic performances.

An honest film that keeps you on the edge of your seat in either laughter or shock.

I honestly enjoyed it a lot.

It's a funny, enjoyable film.

It was lots of fun to watch with my friends and very entertaining.

Overall the film was a riot and the actors, other than said villian, were enjoyable.

This film is heaps of fun, with an understandable villain, similarly well-developed good guys, and an entertaining relationship at the center, namely that of Freddy and our hero - both versions of him.

Very good to watch with friends or family, really enjoyable!

I went with my kids and wife and we all enjoyed it.

Way too childish and dull, every character is stupid AF.. They spent way too much time on jokes and less time on plot and Character development..Overall I'm disappointed..

I find this movie very funny and entertaining.

Blaahhhhh.. total waste of time.. boring.. the WORST movie of the year so far..save your cash and time.

No message, no moral to the story.

Comedic fun and purely enjoyable.

Probably my least favorite thing about the movie was that the final battle felt a bit drawn out and sluggish - it had a hard time climaxing, and there was too much hero and villain just bashing each other without enough ups and downs to be interesting.

His motivation is so cliche.

The third act is a mess with a lot of shifting venues and repetitive action.

Too often we see films using the empty spaces of shots as just a way to throw in advertisements.

It's an interesting and enjoyable origin story.

I highly recommend it, I can say that this Captain Marvel is better than Marvel's Captain Marvel (which I gave 3 stars) and it's one of DC's best in a long time.

The bad: The development of the bad guy and Billy alike are ponderous.

It was entertaining and the CGI looked good, the plot & story kept you going too.

The first 50 minutes of the film is way too long, and could have done with trimming at least the opening Gambit of Sivana as a child.

Genuinely enjoyable .

It definitely has some flaws, but it has heart and is entertaining enough.

The villain is completely lame and formulaic.

The only problem I had was that it dragged on for way too long.

I enjoyed this movie, but I would've enjoyed it more if it didn't meander so much or linger so long on what are essentially irrelevant aspects or duplicated ideas.

Only actual flaw in the movie, is that the villain is a bit cliche, but I can overlook this, since the movie is just that enjoyable.

It's funny, fun and entertaining throughout.

The only thing that I think was bad is that it gets a little cheesy at certain points and it's very predictable.

Movie was very entertaining and quite engaging.

It's fun, exciting, and filled with a lot of heart and soul.

Very corny, bland and forgettable.

Childish, boring, extremely not funny at all, just what I expected.

This movie was just pathetic and boring.

It was great and entertaining for the whole family

Just be warned that this movie contains a few intense scenes that might be frightening towards some kids.

For a movie that seems to have a little bit of a darker plot in regards to the villain there are countless amounts of humor in the movie and it makes it very lively and exciting.

The humor was lame, the story was cliche, the monsters looked fake and I was just NOT feeling it.

A two-hour long plagiarism-and-cliché-fest...

I mean this movie was so entertaining to watch, i was laughing the whole time.

I was surprised by this one, good characters and storytelling, very entertaining, lots of action and good laughs.

The bullies were incredibly cliche and stereotypical to the point where it just got annoying.

Young Billy and old Billy were nothing alike; the costumes, cgi and some of the sets looked tacky; the story was generic and dull with no real character development, especially with Mark Strong's character; and for a comedy I only laughed 3 or 4 times!

What's more, after all, the movie is intriguing, and you might like it very much.

The kids we took have seen all the Marvel and LOTR movies and are not total scaredy cats, but this was intense for a few of them.

His portrayal was unique, entertaining, & did a great job of portraying a teenage boy in an adult male body.

Funny, enjoyable, worth paying to see.

Smart, funny, and a bit predictable .

As a woman, I get really bored.

Having said that it's a pretty easy watch and entertaining enough.

Slow start that pays off .

* Music was either another selection of pop music a la Suicide Squad or boring and forgettable score.

It's worth the watch...

After Aquaman, I wasn't sure what to make of Shazam, but I left the theater with a big smile!

First of all, the set up to the story was very repetitive and took way too long.

Easily the worst movie of the year.

This is a very predictable plot, made for a much younger audience with mild humour and a Harry Potter atmosphere.

All in all it's not only a disappointing film for people between 14 and 16, it's also annoying to see them acting and then boring to realize how predictable the storyline is.

Definitely enjoyed it.

It was classic DC, they overdid the suspense to the point where it got boring.

Actually enter of movie was good and funny but second part of movie was very boring.

Shazam stands out from the other DC movies so far, offering a lot of laughs and a compelling, well written storyline!

Most enjoyable Superhero movie .

The interactions between him and Jack Dylan Grazer's character (who is also enjoyable) are just great fun to watch.

Shazam is great, funny, moving, very entertaining.

He definitely made the movie more enjoyable for me.

Aquaman & Now This..DC's Bland and Clinche Versions Of A Marvel Movie.

Boring , even the action is bad and the most stupid part when he catch the bus by holding the glass after fallen downI think this movie for 10 to 18 ages only

A good laugh for teens and younger, but a waste of time for anyone a little older who were just looking for just a little more.

prolog is too long and boring.

Sort of predictable, but did have an little unexpected surprise.

While slightly predictable, slightly syrupy at times, and with a few sterotypes and common tropes on the negative side, it's still a funny, balanced, movie without the "next level mega battle to end all battles".

nothing was cheesy or corny, and you could tell that the directors, producers, and writers put a ton of effort into making this an enjoyable movie to watch.

Going into it, I'd seen it's high ratings and was expecting a fun time, but the first ten minutes were a real drag of uninteresting backstory which felt underdeveloped, and the atmosphere of a bad fantasy film.

I just wanted it to end when we finally walked out I asked the kids what they thought they looked at me and I said be honest and both said it was the worse film the had ever seen and it went on forever, I was annoyed as I would of took them out after the first 15 mins and asked for a refund.

It was extremely exciting an captivating from the first to the last second.

On the other hand, the boy in the thrilling prologue have got evolved as a villian.

It was unexpected and exceeded my expectations in every way.

Enjoyable and entertaining .

It has great characters, a good and compelling story, a solid villain, and loads of laughs.

In fact, the development of this villain is so boring that I practically forgot about his father and younger brother until they are brought up again for a scene that defines my experience with the movie.

It started out alright but half way through became too soft and predictable that couldn't care less for how it ended and considered leaving.

If you are green lit for a sequel before the movie comes out you shouldn't have the same boring ending of hero saves the day.

Disappointing waste of time watching it.

Natural, humorous and entertaining.

My only complaint is that the villain was very one-dimensional and uninteresting.

It's constantly entertaining, too, with no dull moments, and this is extremely high praise for a DCEU picture.

Billy's entire foster family is also extremely entertaining, ranging from his hilarious foster sister to his surprisingly sweet foster parents.

Fun, enjoyable, with a big heart for family .

Shazam is utterly enjoyable.

The buildup is too long, and the plot lacks credibility.

All end up with this OTT (and yawn inducing) Big Boss fight off.

Older teenagers and adults will find this movie tedious, unimaginative, and hard to watch for more than 15 minutes.

Poor storyline, too childish and boring .

While some of the others gave themselves a much darker tone, this one is content to be a much lighter movie, telling a coming of age story.

Funny hero movie, but really banal.

In a day and age where its getting harder and harder to tell the same cliche super-hero story over and over without putting the audience to sleep Shazam uses a ton of original elements to stand out from the pack and launch this superhero into an anticipation frenzy, wondering what kind of impact he's going to make on the Justice League!

The action was well paced and engaging.

It was boring, the score me rolling my eyes, same exact beats as all of DC movies with the exception of Man of Steel...

" Well, it's too scary for kids, boring and ridiculous for adult.

You will witness a fresh story, unexaggerated acting, good editing, and an astute direction - all summed up in a natty and engaging comedy superhero flick.

Is a wonderfully enjoyable film that checks all the boxes of a good movie.

This film is Hilarious and the snappy dialogue between the characters is a breath of fresh air from the usually gritty and dark tones of earlier DC films.

that movie was too childish, The plot felt empty compared to wonder woman or man of steel, it should've been a slightly more serious movie to fit in better with the other DCEU movies why are you only making Shazam the funny part of the movie- instead of having everything else be funny as well

It simply gets too graphic, scary, intense and disturbing at times.

I generally liked this film, I thought it was really entertaining and funny.

Entertaining, sometimes funny and light-hearted.

" I left with the smug smirk of blooming teen as I had just sat through one of the most enjoyable movie experiences I've had this year.

I thought that the 3rd act of the movie stretched far too long.

After that there's only special effects, a couple of jokes, super boring fight scenes and nothing more.

Dont waste your time.

The action sequences evolving the ghosts of the 7 sins were the most entertaining as they all had different and interesting qualities to them.

And there was some dark action sequences involving the villain throwing people out of a multi story building that was shocking but entertaining to watch as well.

Unfortunately, it has little of the GOTG wit and story telling; thus making it a slow watch for adults.

Entertaining and enjoyable.

I found myself looking at my watch at the 20 minute mark I was so bored.

Great cast, boring action .

The sluggish CGI 'Seven Sins' are a bit of a bore though.

Its a children's movie and the actors are so dull and boring.

However, the story telling is messy and disjointed, the climax takes an age and Levi doesn't always carry the character off.

Though I mentioned a few complaints, I want to emphasize that overall I thought the movie was great and I enjoyed it immensely.

Entertaining .

The plot isn't that great, and there are so many clishées that it becomes predictable of sorts.

It was boring, borderline offensive with the way they portrayed some characters, idiotically simplistic with the plot (those conclusions the characters got from basically no information is like wtf), and just all in all a terrible movie.

" is burdened by the usual formulaic fluff of superhero movies, as well as by some corny hokum concerning home and family.

Absolutely it is waste of money and time, that is suitable for kids who are under 13 age.

It was boring, filled with cheap laughs, and the story-telling and characters were godawful.

Some scenes were funny while others were boring and cheesy

but honestly the movie was taking a little time to build up towards the end I found it boring...

Pretty slow for adults.

The twist were, well unexpected of course.

Highly recommend it .

Shazam is a enjoyable film that DC should use to head into a new cinematic direction.

There are many laughs and most enjoyable atmosphere while watching Shazam i can say it's a fun and cool ride

Conclusion : An entertaining superhero film which knows what it is, and is quite campy in a good way.

Summary: If you are looking for an enjoyable movie with heart, Shazam is for you.

Unless u are a child I cannot understand why u would enjoy this schmaltzy, predictable and sappy film.

Despite these things it was still semi-entertaining, mostly because of how good Zachary Levi was as Shazam.

I feel like superhero movies in the 21st century focus too much on CGI and big fight scenes, and I tend to get bored of it now and then.

The movie worked through predictable, forgettable superhero movie paces in pedestrian fashion, then expected viewers to show up and cheer simply because it existed.

Due to me getting bored of the villain i found myself losing interest just slightly by watching the final big action sequence with shazam and him in.

is an entertaining movie with funny dialogue, great writing and a touching message about family.

Now as this Film, I enjoyed it.

It brings home the importance of family, even when you find them in totally unexpected ways.

Entertaining expected more .

A great addition to the DCEU and a fantastic superhero film by dc this movie has everything humour great action and a fantastic coming of age story and is definitely a comic book film with alot of heart.

Over the last two decades, the genre has all but consumed the blockbuster business, leaving a trail of predictable, formulaic spectacles in its wake.

I just came from the movie and really enjoyed it.

Everything else felt true to the comics and i really enjoyed it.

Thanks, for making this gripping and amazing movie.

Fresh & entertaining .

I enjoyed it very much.

First the colorful to say the least Aquaman, now the cliche slapstick comedy of Shazam.

is easily the DCEU's most light-hearted film to date and that helps to make it as enjoyable as it is.

But the villain was kind of boring; Sivana (as much as Mark adds to the performance) was pretty stereotypical.

This is definitely worth watching.

" Proves just how amazing a DC superhero film can be with it's fun atmosphere and fantastical premise, while also featuring a phenomenal third act that only elevates an already enjoyable feature!

Shazam didn't make me think of a superhero, it honestly made me infer to a classic cartoon that parents fall asleep watching.

The movie itself is entertaining to watch if you have nothing else to watch.

The bad guy is compelling.

Overall it was enjoyable and fun to watch for the most part.

Still, it is entertaining and, at times, quite magical...

Their designs also was rather boring and except for gluttony it was pretty much impossible to recognize who was what.

Yawn.

It is probably the worst movie I have ever seen.

Boring .

A Really Great Children's Movie, But Adult Superhero Fans Will Be Bored .

but it was very much predictable to me.

My wife said this was obviously for kids, but given how the few kids there were running around I'm pretty sure they were as bored as I was.

It tries to have a story which might keep the viewer interested but it also fails, being mostly boring, linear and way to predictable.

Shazam is a solid family oriented film, enough laughs to make it enjoyable.

I fell asleep on the second half, checked my mobile phone 3 times on the first.

Only some intense scenes, language and suggestive material are inappropriate for young children.

Maybe my expectations were a bit high despite DC's recent history but the drawn out first act made me wish I was in another theatre and the third act cringe was horrible beyond words.

Was it worth watching?

I love everything about the overall message, a little predictable but still enjoyable.

Not funny at all, boring, weird incoherent pieces of story .

Most enjoyable and funny as well.

VILLAIN The villain is meh they manage to set him up good but then later he just becomes bland.

A two-hour long plagiarism-and-cliché-fest: there are no original ideas in this movie, no spectacular fight scenes.

Aside from that, it's definitely entertaining and includes some great laughs.

It's marketed as a superhero spoof and instead DC sits us through an excruciatingly boring movie full of missed opportunities.

Action, humor and heart with a positive message make this big screen adventure entertaining for most family members.

Not funny, predictable, badly written.

dont Waste your money for this movie Cgi was trash, Acting sucks, Cringy dialogues, Villain wasn't even like villain

It was a good movie fun and enjoyable.

Worst movie of the year, just a waste of time.

It was quite thrilling when I saw it for the first time at the cinema.

is lighthearted, exciting, fun and anything but dull.

boring .

The first thing is how predictable the film was.

That's 2 very similar DC movies in a row now, boring, cliche and childish in nature, basically they are poorer versions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies .

Overall, despite having some noticeable flaws, Shazam is a highly entertaining superhero film that has surprisingly more feels than the average comic book flick these days.

" and if most definitely made it more bearable and enjoyable for me to sit through a superhero movie.

It was definitely was well worth it but there was many things that were many things that were confusing throughout the movie.

Thrilling, hilarious surprisingly inviting .

This is the worst movie I've seen in a very long time, i regrret watching it in the cinema, don't waste your money!

Apart of the comedy your not getting any epic moments , or cool action sequences , there's really a lack of CGI usage and it makes the look of Shazam kind of dull .

While Strong is good, the character motivations are rather weak and everything about him is fairly bland and generic.

Maybe someone would find it boring.

Such an enjoyable movie.

I found this pretty pretty pretty boring at times.

Cliche scripting, nonsensical scenarios, terrible acting, and an all around commercial formula movie plot.

The comedy is woven very organically into both the dialogue and the action, resulting in a modest and enjoyable piece which proves that not all modern superhero movies need to be darkly introspective and pessimistic in their outlook.

Boring .

Despite taking place in a universe known for attempting to emulate a darker side to the genre, the film seems to go in the vein of Spiderman: Homecoming; a smaller and simpler coming of age tale disguised as a superhero flick.

I would much rather my children watch this than anything by Rich Moore (Wreck It Ralph 2) or Patti Jenkin (Wonderwoman) release - there's no message of malice in this movie.

If you're looking for fun, goofy and a lighthearted story, this film is worth watching, especially if you're fed up with sex politics dominating Hollywood.

Fine but too much SJW propaganda .

This movie is so boring i was dying of boredom!

This movie was entertaining.

but, there's a few scenes that are pretty intense and scary.

Yes, there are also creepy elements that keep the movie exciting.

Lots of fun & entertaining.

He lacked the menacing look or entertaining powers of a good villain which i think DC is doing a lot with there films which needs to be fixed.

Dceu's latest film is throughly entertaining and hits the ball out of park.

Billy Batson, the protagonist, is an interesting character because of how the movie works as a coming of age story.

Well worth the watch.

An Entertaining 2 Hours .

Just been to see this with my 10yr old son, and I have to admit I really enjoyed it got a nice story and its funny.

Action packed with laughs .

The plot is very cliche, predictable, and generic.

Overall the movie was very entertaining to watch and i recommend people to go see it.

This trope is so common and so dull, I figure all has been written, said and yodeled about it already.

Silly movie for children, anybody above 20 will be bored.

By the end of the movie, he still doesn't even have a name because it was sold to the Marvel franchise who ironically released their own equally stupid yet more boring Captain Marvel movie at the same time.

It would be an understatement to say I was disappointed, the movie was really boring and lame, the backstories of the characters developed really slowly, plot arcs were poorly written and the Dr. Sivana many comics fans could have grown to love was portrayed and developed very poorly.

It's a great movie to see in the theaters, and I highly recommend it.

Enjoyable mindless entertainment for the entire family.

It was pretty entertaining and had fun watching the movie

Fun, funny and enjoyable .

It's exactly that, but it's also an enjoyable enough little take your brain out movie.

They are watering down their own universe and this is why Marvel will continue to chug along while DC will crash when they flip in new cast among Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa confusing viewers as to whether it is a continuation or something new.

But the film industry are beholden to intense, ultra-fast, extreme, loud, dark violence.

Worst movie ever .

Funny and Exciting.

How superheroes get their power is usually the most uninteresting part of their story, and why it has to always take up the first 30 minutes or so of a film baffles me.