Reviews for Shazam! have started rolling in on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, earning an electrifying early score.
With 40 reviews counted, Shazam! is currently holding court as the best-reviewed film in the DC Extended Universe with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 95% with an average rating of 7.88/10. The critics' consensus states, "An effortlessly entertaining blend of humor and heart, Shazam! is a superhero movie that never forgets the genre's real power: joyous wish fulfillment."
Shazam! has taken the top spot from Patty Jenkins' 2017 film, Wonder Woman, which finished its run with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93% on 422 reviews with an average rating of 7.65/10. With many more reviews still to come, it remains to be seen whether Shazam! will finish with the top spot in the DCEU.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam, Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Djimon Hounsou as the ancient wizard Shazam, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick “Freddy” Freeman, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vásquez and Marta Milans as Rosa Vásquez. The film hits theaters April 5.