The latest trailer for David Sandberg's Shazam dropped this morning, and what can I tell you? This movie continues to look like a lot of fun.
See if you don't agree.
I guess if you're not into the whole "lighthearted and fun" brand of superhero movies, Shazam might not be your thing, but man, this one has really won us over. Everyone involved seems to be having a great time, the gags actually land ("Captain Sparkle Fingers" is a great line), the action looks pleasingly sizable in scope. A year ago I would've told you I could give two shits about a Shazam movie, but at this point it's one of my more highly-anticipated offerings of the year. You really just never know, do ya?
Here's an official plot synopsis, for anyone unfamiliar with the material:
"We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong)."
What do you folks think? Feeling this one as much as we are? Displeased with the lighter, funnier aesthetic DC's showing off here? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for more on Shazam as we draw ever closer to the film's arrival in theaters on April 5th.