Hey Darlings! Today I went on a Mommy and Son day date with my twelve-year-old son to the movies. As a mom of boys after a few years you just accept that fact that you’ll always see boy movies. You would think that after 23 years (the age of my oldest son) that I wouldn’t have my hopes up that just once the movie would be my choice. Hey! A girl can wish!
My son wanted to see Shazam. I should have known by the way that the seats in the theater were almost sold out when I went online to reserve our spots that the movie was going to be good. Silly me because I just thought that was the theaters way of tricking me into paying the outrageous extra fees that they charge to purchase tickets in advance. We’ll this momma decided to save the extra money because that could be put towards concessions.
When we arrive of course the same seats that I would have paid the extra fee are still available and heck yeah the movie was just about sold out. In fact there was a grandmother in line with about four of her grands fussing about them being separated during the movies because of the amount of seat that were already sold. SCORE! Thankfully we arrived early to score ours.
The movie starts and like a minute into it I’m sold that this is definitely going to be a great movie. Hey! The boys always pick great movies it just takes me a minute to co-sign. The movie was action packed from the very beginning all the way to the very end. Trust me and stick around until the very end! The movie was filled with life lessons that can apply to life.
1. FAMILY MATTERS
As the movie plot unfolds it becomes very evident that Billy (age 14) AKA Shazam (Adult) takes a little longer in the movie to realize that he can’t always be a loner and that to win it takes a family. There is no “I” in TEAM.
2. EVERYONE HAS AN INNER SUPER HERO
Just because you don’t have supernatural powers like the super heroes in the movies doesn’t mean that you’re not a super hero. In Shazam we learned that each kid in the family had a unique skill or talent that was very different from the other. We learned at the end of the movie that these plethora of talents all work together as their individual super power and collectively together they create super heroes who work together to fight the villain.
3. SUCCESS TAKES TIME
Billy is given his super powers because he was chosen as the champion due to him being pure at heart. It wasn’t a position that he chose but rather chose him. Shortly after receiving his super powers he soon learns that being a successful super hero takes times and doesn’t happen over night. The movie takes us through Billy AKA Shazam’s cycle of learning who he is, what his purpose is and how patience will help him become an amazing super hero.
4. NO ONE IS PERFECT
We learn that after Shazam receives his powers he is still far from being perfect. In fact we learn that he still very imperfect. As he ventures on his journey he learns that the one person, his biological mother whom he seeks to find will not be as perfect as he imagined. He learns the truth about his journey and the real events that took place to lead him to where he is today.
5. THE TRUTH IS HARD TO ACCEPT
Dr. Thaddeus Sivana could not forget what he saw one night during a fateful car ride. He learned on that night that there was another world where a wizard and untold power existed. He spent his entire life searching for the secret world only to one day find it and realize that he’s not the chosen one (champion) after all. The truth was so hard for him to accept that he decided that he would possess super natural power by any means necessary. He chose evil over being good.
Shazam was definitely an amazing family movie and I would highly recommend taking your little ones to see it. The movie is another successful DC Comics story turned into a great movie. The captivating journey of Billy Batson is one that many will find relatable. Still a kid at heart with super powers to transform into Shazam soon becomes a new version of himself while saving both his family and the world.