Although there are no attractive fighting scenes like the previous DC, Shazam movies! brings an extremely funny atmosphere with lots of emotions around adopted children and our main character – Billy Batson / Shazam.
Shazam! revolving around Billy Batson, an orphan who is searching for his lost mother. He was adopted into a new family with the power of falling from the sky given to him by an eminent old mage. Since then, Billy has to learn how to control new powers, integrate with his new family and face an evil man trying to kill him and destroy the world.
Shazam! take viewers on a journey to find a family, so that we realize that families are not necessarily people with blood ties. In the United States, there are about 428,000 children living in care camps and about 135,000 children are adopted each year. These children either don’t know who their parents are or are abandoned by themselves. Among them, there are children who fled to find their families with the thought that only their parents could let them feel true love.
Billy Batson is one of those children. However, the main content of the film not only revolves around Billy as well as superhero Shazam but also about the children in those nurturing homes about how they deserve to receive care and care. as well as the ability to give away their love.
Shazam! Director, David F. Sandberg is the person who directed the movie Annabelle: Creation. Annabelle 2’s content also revolves around the story of adopted girls, and they must work together against an evil force. Perhaps this is the reason why David handled so well the story of the young characters in Shazam !. The experience of making two horror movies, “Lights Out” and “Annabelle 2,” helped him create rather gruesome scenes in a superhero movie that targets people of all ages.
Interesting content of the film is partly due to the acting ability of the child actors. Asher Angel in the role of Little Billy had pretty good acting showing the disobedience of a boy who ran away from home nurturing 23 times and his eyes filled with sadness when he wanted to find his family. Most importantly, the child actors work well together to make viewers experience bad and funny situations as well as own one of the most impressive scenes in this movie.