To say Shazam! is something totally new for DC is a bit of a stretch. In fact, it’s more of a blast from the past. Think of Richard Donner’s Superman and an era when superhero films cherished heroism and feelgood moments over in-depth worldbuilding and cataclysmic end-of-the-world odds. It’s a time when everyone was in on the joke but appreciated the chance to see their favourite hero on the big screen.