When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
June Diane Raphael
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM. - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets.
Overall, it was enjoyable. Rarely roaringly hilarious, but full of moments for quick chuckles and smiles despite the overt familiarity. Which leads into the main problems in that it doesn't really push any new boundaries or pull any surprises. The jokes are standard for the situations, and those scenes are also what you'd come to expect if you've seen many in the genre.
But I had fun, and the cast are all great.
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