Starring: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans
Superhero fantasy adventure based on the DC Comics character of the same name directed by David F. Sandberg. The story centers on 14-year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who once again finds himself in a new foster-family. The troubled Billy is one day confronted by an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou), who gives him the power to transform into an older, godlike superhero, Shazam (Zachary Levi), upon uttering the words “Shazam.” Billy and his new foster-brother, Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer), must learn how to use his new powers to stop the villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).
Ms. Glover: You’ve run from foster homes in six counties.
Billy Batson: I can take care of myself.
Ms. Glover: When you’re eighteen. Give these people a chance, because that’s what they’re giving you.
Foster Mother: This is Billy Batson. Make sure you make him feel at home.
Freddy Freeman: They seem nice. But don’t buy it. It gets real Game of Thrones around here.
[Billy looks worried]
Freddy Freeman: [chuckling] Dude, just messing around. You look at me and you’re like, “Why so dark? You’re a disabled foster kid. You’ve got it all.”
Freddy Freeman: If you could have one superpower, what would you pick? Everybody chooses flight. You know why?
Billy Batson: So they can fly away from this conversation?
Freddy Freeman: No, because heroes fly.
[Freddy gets beaten by a bully at school]
Boy: What, you need your fake family to stand up for you?
Billy Batson: Hey!
[Billy uses Freddy’s walking crutch to heat the boy]
Billy Batson: Man, sorry about that.
[after running away from the bullies and getting on a train, Billy hears a voice]
The Wizard: Billy Batson, I choose you as champion.
The Wizard: Say me name so that my powers may flow through you.
Billy Batson: But I don’t know your name, sir.
The Wizard: Shazam.
Billy Batson: [chuckling] Are you for real?
The Wizard: Say it!
Billy Batson: Okay! Shazam?
[Billy transforms into a grown man godlike superhero]
The Wizard: Billy Batson, I choose you. Say my name so my powers will become yours.
[we see Billy jumping off a building rooftop]
Billy Batson: Shazam!
[Shazam holds up the sign “Don’t Scream” as he appears outside the window and immediately Freddy screams]
Shazam: It’s me! It’s Billy!
Freddy Freeman: What is happening?
Shazam: You’re the only person I know that knows anything about this Caped Crusader stuff.
Freddy Freeman: Can I…
Shazam: Oh, yeah.
[as Freddy gets his hands close to Shazam’s costume golden electricity comes out]
Shazam: That’s crazy, right?
Freddy Freeman: What are your superpowers?
Shazam: Superpowers? Dude, I don’t even know how to pee in this thing!
Freddy Freeman: Can you fly?
[as they are testing Shazam’s powers]
Freddy Freeman: You have super strength!
[as they are testing to see if Shazam can fly, who falls flat on his back]
Freddy Freeman: You okay? Why aren’t you talking?
[as he’s walking by people and zapping electricity to their cellphones]
Shazam: Your phones charged. Your phones charged.
Man: The hell?!
Shazam: [to Sivana] You’re like a bad guy, right?
Shazam: I’d like to purchase some of your finest beer please.
[the store clerk looks at him with boredom and points to where the beers are]
[to the thieves robbing the grocery store]
[one of the robbers shoots him and the bullet falls to the ground]
Freddy Freeman: You have bullet immunity!
Shazam: I’m bulletproof.
[to the thieves]
Shazam: You’re dead.
[he throws the thieves through the shop window]
Shazam: Sorry about your window!
Freddy Freeman: Have a good night.
Shazam: But you’re welcome for not getting robbed!
[to the woman passing them by]
Shazam: Oh, hey. What’s up? I’m a superhero.
[to the woman walking by them]
Freddy Freeman: His name is Captain Sparklefingers.
Shazam: No, it’s not. It’s not my name!
[filming Shazam to prove his powers]
Freddy Freeman: This is proof of authenticity. Super strength! Electricity manipulation! Hyperspeed!
[at a real estate agency]
Real Estate Agent: A lair.
Freddy Freeman: Yes. If you have a location like on a cliff, like a castle-esque type of thing.
Shazam: Overlooking some water.
Freddy Freeman: Overlooking some water splashing on some rocks and stuff, then we will take that.
Dr. Thaddeus Sivana: Chosen one.
Shazam: Oh, you’re like the bad guy, right?
Freddy Freeman: [to Shazam] You literally did the opposite of what a superhero is supposed to do.
Dr. Thaddeus Sivana: How old are you?
Shazam: Basically, fifteen.
[after saving a bus from]
Shazam: Dude, did you see that?
Freddy Freeman: Yeah, you electrocuted a bus and almost killed these people.
Shazam: And then I caught it!
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