Review of Shazam!

Join Doc Rotten and Vanessa Thompson for a quick review of the super hero sensation SHAZAM! And, by “quick review”, we mean 45 minutes of joyful discussion all things DC’s “Captain Marvel.” The film is directed by horror director David F. Sandberg who previously handled directing chores on LIGHTS OUT and ANNABELLE: CREATION. So, how does he handle a superhero film? Let’s just say, “As well as James Wan!”

The review is mostly spoiler free until the end where we dive feet first into all the spoilers after a “spoiler warning.” Let us know what you think of SHAZAM! in the show note or by reaching out to


We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! – this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.

  • Director: David F. Sandberg
  • Writers: Henry Gayden (screenplay by), Henry Gayden (story by)
  • Cast:
    • Zachary Levi … Shazam
    • Djimon Hounsou … The Wizard Shazam
    • Mark Strong … Dr. Thaddeus Sivana
    • Jack Dylan Grazer … Freddy Freeman
    • Asher Angel … Billy Batson
    • Marta Milans … Rosa Vasquez
    • Grace Fulton … Mary Bromfield
    • Stephannie Hawkins … Bus Passenger #6
    • Cooper Andrews … Victor Vasquez
    • Lovina Yavari … Store Clerk
    • Natalia Safran … Mrs. Sivana
    • John Glover … Sivana’s Father
    • Caroline Palmer … Billy’s Mom
    • Faithe Herman … Darla Dudley
    • Ian Chen … Eugene Choi