Shazam Reaction Roundup: First Twitter Movie Reviews Are Here And They're Pretty Great

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Shazam, the next DC Entertainment movie, won't be in theaters for almost a month. However, the film has screened for select members of the press and the reactions should be enough to get you excited about the origin story of Billy Batson.

Practically across the board, the social media reviews of the film are incredibly positive. According to GameSpot's own Mike Rougeau, "it's the best DCEU movie to date. It's super fun, has a ton of heart, feels like a self-aware throwback to adventure movies of the '80s, the cast are all great, and everything about it just works!"

That's a sentiment shared by many, including io9's Germain Lussier, who wrote, "The humor & action you'd expect from a superhero film are there, but [Shazam] stands out because of the emotional, family story at its center." While Lussier notes there are some minor issues with the film, "the family stuff is dynamic & powerful." ET Online's Ash Crossan agreed, tweeting, "Pure of heart, incredibly funny, full of in-jokes and references. Brought me a childlike joy to watch."

According to Slashfilm's Peter Sciretta, the movie is "parts Home Alone, parts Big, a [crowd-pleasing] family-friendly joy-filled wish-fulfillment superhero film which gets a bit over the top and cheesy at times." Meanwhile, reporter Rosie Marx concluded Shazam is "sweet, funny, inclusive, charming. It encapsulates the wish fulfillment and wonder of superhero comics in a way that will appeal to kids whilst being filled with [non-stop] surprises for big comic book fans too."

You'll be able to see for yourself what kind of movie Shazam is when it hits theaters on April 5. In the meantime, take a look at even more Twitter reactions below.

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Elranzer

The real Captain Marvel.

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Kyrylo

It doesn't look very good, but I reserve my judgement.

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Mogan

DC needs a win pretty bad, and this looks better than pretty much anything they've made since the Nolan Batmans.

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Bamda

@Mogan: LOL not even going to bother educating u, just get back in your cave Troll.

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Mogan

@Bamda: You're not going to bother telling me my opinion of a totally subjective thing is wrong? That's good, because that'd be a real dumb thing to do.

Also, troll is not a proper noun; you don't need to capitalize it.

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doremonhg9x

@Bamda: He is right. There's a reason Nolan's Batman is still one of the best superhero movie ever made.

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Bamda

@doremonhg9x: Well I disagree that DC has not made other good movies since Nolan's Batman movies.

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shadowwarrior4

good reactions from critics thats is most excellent so far

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Barighm

Hey! Now we're allowed to post comments.

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Xylymphydyte

@Barighm: Maybe they were worried someone will make a joke about 'the real Captain Marvel'.

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Barighm

@Xylymphydyte: I just wanted to know if Marvel is really worth seeing before Avengers, but I don't trust GameSpot one bit. I'd rather see what other people who have seen the movie think, but they disabled comments for that article.

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Proxima1025

@Barighm: Look around and you'll find what you are looking for, the movie isn't a must see when considering the Endgame movie and in all honesty (my opinion for what its worth) the movie isn't really that good. There is no arc per se (she is powerful from the start to the end and is never in danger (mary sue)) and the only standouts are the cat (no spoilers) and Ben Mendelsohn who is by far the standout actor in the movie.

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JasperWest

@Barighm: Captain Marvel was actually really good, not on the same level as Infinity War or Black Panther but very good. The characters are superb, the action is great, the cat Goose truly does steal the show. My really only complaint is the cinematography wasn't great, which is odd because the same guy worked on Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2 and those had great cinematography. I would recommend it heartily.

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JasperWest

Awesome, the first trailers looked great and it's only continued to get better. Wonder Woman was superb, Aquaman was great and Shazam is shaping up to be very good. I'm so glad DC has finally gotten it down and are making quality films.