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‘Shazam!’ Attempts to Buy Beer in Hilarious New Extended Sneak Peek (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - January 21, 2019

 

Uh oh, guys, I don't know what's going on but I legitimately laughed out loud twice during this new extended sneak peek at April's Shazam! While Aquaman was dumber than a bag of hammers, it was a lot of fun and I enjoyed watching it, meaning that DC might actually go two for two for the first time since Batman and Batman Returns.

Not only do we get Zachary Levi's super-powered pre-teen trying to buy beer and meeting with a real estate agent about a secret lair—my two laughs—we also get our first look at Mark Strong as the villainous Dr. Sivana, as well as a pretty incredible looking rooftop transformation for the title character. Director David F. Sandberg's last two films, Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation, were better than they had any right to be, so it's not totally surprising that this film might actually work.

Leaning into the inherent comedy in such a premise is the right move, and I'm glad they went for it from minute one. In other words, unlike Justice League, this doesn't feel like a film at war with itself in an attempt to land some cheap laughs. If this sneak peek is any indication, there will be legitimate laughs aplenty in Shazam!

Billy Batson's superhero alter ego flies into theaters on April 5, the same day as Pet Sematary and The Best of Enemies.

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