(2023) (Zachary Levi, Helen Mirren) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Superhero Action: A group of young superheroes must prevent a trio of age-old goddess siblings from wreaking havoc upon their city in their quest to reclaim mystical abilities surpassing their current powers.
It's now been a few years since Billy Batson (Asher Angel) was given special superhero powers by a wizard named Shazam (Djimon Hounsou) and then used those to similarly empower his foster siblings Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer), Mary (Grace Caroline Currey) Eugene (Ian Chen), Pedro (Jovan Armand) and Darla (Faithe Herman), unbeknownst to their foster parents, Rosa (Marta Milans) and Victor Vasquez (Cooper Andrews).
By using the word "Shazam!" they turn into adult versions of themselves -- Billy (Zachary Levi), Freddy (Adam Brody), Eugene (Ross Butler), Darla (Meagan Good), Pedro (D.J. Cotrona), and Mary (Grace Caroline Currey) -- and fight crime in Philadelphia. But their biggest challenge arrives in the form of a trio of ancient goddesses -- known as the Daughters of Atlas: Hespera (Helen Mirren), Kalypso (Lucy Liu), and Anthea (Rachel Zegler) - who want to regain the strong magic power that Shazam earlier took from them.
Still possessing some magic of their own, they set out to do that, with Hespera and especially Kalypso not worried about any collateral damage they might cause in the process. But Anthea is more careful, especially after developing a sweet spot for Freddy despite their age difference numbering in the thousands of years.
Once the young superheroes learn of the sisters' plans, they do what they can to stop them and save their city from death and destruction.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they liked the first film, they probably will.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For sequences of action and violence, and language.
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