"Shazam!" has flown into theaters and has become one of the best films in the DCEU. "Shazam!" is not your normal superhero film starring a cape crusader. "Shazam!" tells the story about redemption, judgment and finding what being a hero means. It's a corny part of the comics, but still comes off as charming.

Ever since Tim Burton turned the Batman logo to black, superhero Movies have become darker.

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By dark, I mean violently driven by unstable characters that turn the film into a crime noir or drown them in meodramatic seriousness. The DCEU is one franchise that has struggled to compete with Marvel, but now DC has hit all the right notes.

"Shazam!" the movie that helped strengthen DCEU

"Shazam!" is the DC/Warner Bros. film that many people have been waiting for. Both "Aquaman," and "Wonder Woman," were enjoyable.

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"Shazam!" set itself apart from those two, by going back to a fun-loving adventures with a focus on childhood. One plus to this film is the villain, which is the first character we meet before anyone else. "Shazam!" stars with a young kid on a road trip with his father and older brother, who is suddenly transported to a cave inhabited by a grand wizard named Shazam. The wizard gives him the opportunity to control magic, but fails a test of morality.

The boy is transported back and is promised he will never have power. He starts to panic, leading his father to get into a wreck. The boy grows up becoming the villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).

We move forward years later and are introduced to the hero 14-year-old Billy Batson, who is running from social services and foster homes as he looks for his long-lost mother. He became separated from her at a carnival years ago.

He ends up living at the home of Victor and Rose Vasquez and six foster kids. He becomes friends with foster kid Freddy, who is a disabled teen who talks all things superhero. The other siblings includes Mary (Grace Fulton), Eugene (Ian Chen), Pedro (Jovan Armand), and Darla (Faithe Herman).

"Shazam!" teaches us that family matters the most

Billy becomes a superhero whenever he says Shazam, a hero meant to protect the world as an adult, played by Zachary Levi.

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Billy ends up going to Freddy for help with his new superhero powers. Billy eventually realizes that "power isn't worth having if you can't share it with anyone," eventually letting go and accepting his foster family as his permanent family. This is the kind of movie DC needed and should keep making, coming-of-age dramas with a talented cast.

"Shazam!" earned a PG-13 rating for intense sequences of action, language and suggestive material.

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It's playing worldwide and everyone should go see this enjoyable family-friendly superhero flick. Moviegoers will be surprised by the superhero that makes a cameo.

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