John Lui Film Correspondent recommends

Film Picks

Zachary Levi (left) and Jack Dylan Grazer star in Shazam!.

101 minutes/ 3.5 Stars

This adaptation of the Stephen King novel, coming after the well-received 1989 version, has taken to heart the commandments of the good King adaptation: Thou shalt ground it in Anytown, America, and thou shalt make sure that the people under threat include a bunch of apple-cheeked children.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2019, with the headline 'Film Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe