Shazam! is ‘Certified Fresh’ on Rotten Tomatoes


Shazam! has been a hit with fans who caught the movie during the paid advance screenings. Critics even enjoyed the movie, and the film is now officially Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is at a healthy 93% at the time of this writing.

To be Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, a film needs to have a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after 80 reviews for wide-release films, and at least 5 reviews have to be from Top Critics. The movie currently has 88 reviews with a Tomatometer of 93%. Shazam! has a better rating when compared to DCEU films like Aquaman, Man of Steel, Justice League, Suicide Squad, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s on par with Wonder Woman’s rating of 93%.

Shazam Rotten Tomatoes

Warner Bros has been confident about the reaction from Shazam! that the review embargo was lifted on March 23rd, two weeks before the film’s wide release. Will this be enough for the film to open big during its opening weekend? The film’s production budget is $80-$90 million, and its total is $100 million if you add post-production. It’s previously reported that the movie is expected to open with $40 million, but let’s hope it’s actually higher.

Director David F. Sandberg is pretty happy about the news since he shared it via his Instagram.

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Synopsis: In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou). 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 (Mark Strong).

The film is directed by David F. Sandberg, who is known for directing horror films like Anabelle: Creation and Lights Out. Henry Gayden worked on the screenplay from a story by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke and based on the DC character created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Joining Zachary Levi are Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans, and Cooper Andrews.

Shazam! flies into theaters on April 5.

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