Shazam!
  • Directors(s)

    David F. Sandberg

  • Production Year

    2019

  • Genre(s)

    Fantasy, Comedy, Action

  • Approx. running minutes

    126m

  • Cast

    Lovina Yavari, Mark Strong, Zachary Levi, Grace Fulton, Marta Milans, Asher Angel

Film

Shazam!

moderate violence, threat, horror, innuendo, bleeped strong language

David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Peter Safran (upcoming “Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” films) serves as the film’s producer. 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).

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  • Directors(s)

    David F. Sandberg

  • Production Year

    2019

  • Genre(s)

    Fantasy, Comedy, Action

  • Approx. running minutes

    126m

  • Cast

    Lovina Yavari, Mark Strong, Zachary Levi, Grace Fulton, Marta Milans, Asher Angel

SHAZAM! is a fantasy action adventure in which a fourteen-year-old boy gains the power to transform into an adult superhero every time he says 'Shazam'.

Violence

Stylised fight scenes include kicks and punches, and fights involving fantastical powers. There is also a scene in which two bullies repeatedly kick a disabled teenager, but the detail is masked and their behaviour is not condoned.

Threat and horror

Scenes of horror show statues of creatures with glowing red eyes coming to life to menace humans. It is implied that a creature eats a man's head off, but no detail is shown. There are also scenes of gun threat and a scene in which the hero saves people from a bus dangling off a bridge.

Sex

A teenager enters a Gentleman's club. A boy asks him if he saw any 'boobies or nipples'.

Language

There are bleeped uses of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'shit', 'screw', 'assbag', 'God', 'dip shit', 'dick', 'ass', 'douchebag', 'shit', 'Jesus Christ', 'butt' and 'crap'. There is also use of the rude middle finger gesture.

TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
Shazam!Film131m 32sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.20/03/2019
Shazam!Film131m 32sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.20/03/2019
Shazam!Film131m 32sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.04/04/2019
TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
Shazam!Film126m 15sWarner Home Video Ltd02/09/2019
Shazam!Film126m 15sWarner Home Video Ltd02/09/2019
TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
Shazam!Trailer0m 53sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.14/03/2019
Shazam!Trailer2m 18sWarner Home Video Ltd04/07/2019
Shazam!Trailer0m 55sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.31/01/2019
Shazam!Trailer2m 5sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.06/03/2019
Shazam!Trailer2m 25sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.27/07/2018
Shazam!Trailer0m 31sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.22/03/2019
Shazam!Trailer1m 1sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.09/08/2018
  • Classified date

    02/09/2019

  • BBFC reference

    BVF365026

  • Language

    English