How 'Shazam!' Stands Out From Other Superhero Films

‘Shazam!’ may be short on special effects, but this film about a boy with magical powers has more important qualities: creativity, emotion and satisfaction

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Eighty years ago, he was more popular than Superman; his comic books outsold those of the man of steel. The hero dubbed “Captain Marvel” in 1939 looked to be invincible. But he turned out to be vulnerable to a...