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Lego DC: Shazam!: Magic and Monsters

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Lego DC Shazam!: Magic and Monsters
Blu-ray cover for Lego DC Shazam!: Magic and Monsters
Blu-ray cover
Directed byMatt Peters
Written byJeremy Adams
Based onShazam
by Bill Parker and C. C. Beck
Starring
Music byTim Kelly
Production
companies
Distributed byWarner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release date
  • April 28, 2020 (2020-04-28) (Digital)
  • June 16, 2020 (2020-06-16) (DVD and Blu-ray[1])
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Lego DC Shazam!: Magic and Monsters is an American direct-to-video computer-animated superhero action-adventure comedy film based on the DC Comics and Lego brands produced by DC Entertainment, The Lego Group and Warner Bros. Animation and distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.[2] It is the tenth Lego DC Comics film. The film was released on digital on April 28, and on Blu-ray/DVD on June 16, 2020.[3] The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise for the humor and action.[4]

Plot

A hero known as Shazam has made his debut and is attracting the attention of the media for his sudden arrival and polite mannerisms. Unbeknownst to the public, he is actually a young orphan boy named Billy Batson. Superman is ordered to do a report on the farm market of Metropolis when he encounters the Monster Society of Evil when they attempt to steal food for their master Mister Mind, though he eventually calls upon Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern for help. Witnessing this, Shazam decides to aid the Justice League, demonstrating his powers to them in the process and forcing the Monster Society to retreat. Impressed by Shazam's capabilities, the League invite him to the Hall of Justice where they offer Shazam membership. Shazam dismisses their offer, believing that they will reject him if they discover his true age.

Consulting The Wizard who gave him his powers for advice, Shazam is told that relationships are built on trust and that he should be more open to the Justice League. Sensing a disturbance, the Wizard then tells Shazam to go help the Justice League when they follow the Monster Society to their warehouse hideout, which Shazam agrees to do.

Unfortunately, Mister Mind manages to capture the Justice League and, using a chemical concocted by Doctor Sivana, transforms them into children, making them more susceptible to his mind control. Although de-aged, Batman manages to avoid being mind-controlled and escapes to the Batcave with Shazam's help. Learning that Batman is reluctant to trust him, Shazam reveals his secret identity to Batman while also recounting his origin story to him: After aiding Batman in a duel with Two-Face, Billy Batson continued to go about his daily routine, while also generously helping out others in need (whom, unbeknownst to him, are the Wizard in disguise). Billy is eventually led into a subway station, where he boards a bizarre-looking train that takes him to the Rock of Eternity, where he meets the wizard in person. The wizard explains that he disguised himself as ordinary citizens to test Billy's purity of heart and see if he was worthy of becoming his new champion after the previous champion, Black Adam, became corrupted by his power and was sealed away. Accepting the Wizard's offer, Billy is gifted his new powers and proceeds to spend his days as Shazam, while also enjoying the perks of being an adult. Billy then explains that despite everything, he still longs for a family of his own. Relating to Billy's status as an orphan, Batman reveals his secret identity to Billy and explains that he too is an orphan and becomes more trusting of Billy.

Across the world, the mind-controlled Justice Leaguers proceed to steal large quantities of food for Mister Mind, but one by one they are located by Batman and Shazam and freed from Mister Mind's control. Reunited, the Justice League devise a plan to infiltrate the Monster Society's lair by pretending to capture Batman and Shazam and bring them to Mister Mind. Unfortunately, they are swiftly exposed and forced to fight their way to Mister Mind, ultimately defeating the Monster Society. When Shazam and the Justice League encounter Mister Mind, they discover that he has undergone metamorphosis and grown into a giant moth.

The group attempt to escape to the Rock of Eternity to gain help from the Wizard, but Mister Mind follows them and proceeds to devour the Rock, resulting in him increasing in size and freeing Black Adam from his imprisonment. Black Adam betrays Mister Mind by using his powers to reduce Mister Mind to his caterpillar form and send him hurtling through space.

Seeking vengeance against the Wizard, Black Adam attacks the Rock and the Justice League is overwhelmed by him. The Wizard attempts to hold Black Adam back long enough for Shazam and the Justice League to escape back to Earth, while reminding Shazam about the power of Zeus. Returning to Earth, knowing Black Adam will be coming for them, the Justice League make preparations and rebuild their vehicles to account for their reduced stature.

Arriving on Earth, Black Adam announces his intentions to rule over it with an iron fist. The Justice League and Shazam arrive and face him, but he still proves to be too much for them to handle and destroys their vehicles. Remembering the Wizard's advice and how Black Adam was able to depower Mr Mind, Shazam shares his power among the Justice League, enhancing their abilities and returning them to their normal age, while revealing his secret identity to them in the process. The Justice Leaguers are not upset by Billy's true age and tell him that the age of a hero doesn't matter as long as they do the right thing. Using their enhanced abilities, the Justice League is able to defeat Black Adam. Billy then reabsorbs his powers from the League and Black Adam, restoring his Shazam powers, while Black Adam's powers are taken in the process, reducing him to a mortal man.

With Black Adam arrested and their adulthood restored, the Justice League show their gratitude by reuniting Billy with his sister Mary and their Uncle Dudley.

In a mid-credit scene, Lobo manages to apprehend Mister Mind and plans to collect a $1,000,000,000,000 bounty placed on his head, much to Mister Mind's dismay.

Cast

References

  1. ^ "SHAZAM! Gets the LEGO Treatment for DC's Animated MAGIC & MONSTERS". Newsarama. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020. Retrieved Apr 10, 2020.
  2. ^ Oller, Jacob (Apr 3, 2020). "Embrace your inner child with this first look at LEGO DC: Shazam-Magic & Monsters". SYFY WIRE. Archived from the original on April 8, 2020. Retrieved Apr 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "LEGO DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters Trailer & Release Date". ComingSoon.net. 2020-04-06. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  4. ^ "LEGO DC Shazam: Magic and Monsters review". Lyles Movie Files. 29 June 2020. Retrieved December 13, 2020.


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