Shazam!

Shazam! (2019)

18 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning after the car skids on the road and stops on the left side there are trees and snow but not the road, however the truck hits them on that side.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: After Billy catches the bus, argues with Freddy and leaves, the floor around the people besides it is dry, then wet, repeatedly.

oswal13

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Factual error: Shazam catches the bus with his hands, but it lands on his hands and face by the windshield. This puts the entire weight of the bus being supported by just the front windshield held by Shazam's hands, plus the momentum of it falling from the bridge hitting him. No way the glass could support all that and not break. Especially since it already cracked from just a guy falling on it.

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Other mistake: Towards the end of the film when they're at the fair, Mary refers to the Sins as "sins", but there is no way she would know that they are sins.

brianjr0412

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Suggested correction: If you think about it, Billy shouldn't have known either. However he does posses knowledge of these after he transforms and receives the powers. It is evident that when the other children held the staff and said Shazam to get the powers as well, that it also came with some, at least limited, knowledge of these things.

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Agreed, except the scene I'm referring to takes place before the rest of the family get powers.

brianjr0412

She called them "sins" before she held the staff.

Mary may not have known but Billy would, because old Shazam talked to Billy about how a previous champion released the sins into his world.

Factual error: When the young Sivana is arguing with his older brother in the car before the crash in 1974, the digital display on the car radio isn't accurate for that timeframe.

Other mistake: Shazam catches the bus and everyone's fine. But really, how is him catching the bus at a dead stop 6 feet off the ground any better than it hitting solid ground a fraction of a second later? He's not magically cushioning everyone on the bus.

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Continuity mistake: When Billy drops his notebook into the garbage can in the bathroom, it's open to the final page with his mom's possible addresses on it. But, when the other kid finds it, it's closed.

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Continuity mistake: When Billy finally finds his mom and talks to her in front of her apartment, the door behind her changes from (almost) fully closed to much more open, to an intermediate state, and fully closed again at the end. (01:25:30 - 01:28:00)

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Continuity mistake: Before Billy hits the bus with the lightning the floor around the stairs is wet but the floor below is dry and has the sun on it.

oswal13

Other mistake: All the kids at the foster home are of very different ages, but they all go to the same middle school.

Continuity mistake: When the robbers enter the supermarket and start shooting Billy, in the following shots Freddy's distance from Billy changes, appearing closer in close up shots.

Continuity mistake: Young Billy has brown eyes while teen and adult Billy have blue eyes.

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Suggested correction: While I don't think it's expressed in the film, much of the film mirrors Shazam from the comics (mid 80's and up). I didn't see anything in the film to suggest it's what Dr. Sivana would have looked like or a default setting. In the comics, Shazam represents Billy's idealized self, not Billy as an adult. Same for the other kids. In the film, and comics, Billy also retains his adolescent personality to further indicate he's not an older version of himself.

Bishop73

Suggested correction: The "Adult Billy" isn't really an adult Billy, that is how Dr. Savana would've looked if he hadn't tried to take the Deadly Sins Ball. So the adult Billy figure is the default figure for anyone who passes.

All of his brothers and sisters are older versions of themselves (by both gender and ethnicity). It's not like Darla would have looked like Shazam had she been deemed worthy first. I could understand if you meant that they might not have all the characteristics (after all, older Freddy does not need a cane so eye color could be different) then I could buy that but older Billy is not the default for just anyone.

Continuity mistake: In Freddy's notebook of Billy's powers, the way they are written and crossed out changes. For example, when he writes and circles "Fire Immunity", the lines through "Laser Eyes" are different.

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: In school, Billy nags about being hugged by the little girl. She says 'sorry' and a girl with a pink backpack walks by. Then she vanishes and a shot later she reappears and walks by again.

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Continuity mistake: When Billy mimics a phone call to Shazam in front of his school mates, there's a boy with a blue jumper on the left who stands up and leaves. When the shot changes he is sitting down and stands up again.

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Continuity mistake: When the Sivanas' car is landing there is a "blink and you'll miss it" moment where we see the front of the car and its window is flat when it lands but in the next front shot the window has been bent fully forward.

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Suggested correction: I'm sorry but if you have to pause to see it then it's not a valid mistake.

lionhead

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Suggested correction: When he leaves the sky is dark but not as dark as it comes to be later, at the carnival, which means it was just getting dark at the time, it didn't change all of the sudden.

He talks to his mother for less than ten minutes so there would still be light.

Could have been a while between going there and gathering up the courage to actually knock on the door. Just a thought.

lionhead

Rosa Vasquez: Please don't say anything weird to Billy.
Freddy Freeman: You mean like how the Romans used to brush their teeth with their own urine?

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Trivia: Billy's school is named Fawcett Central as a reference to Fawcett Comics, where the character originated.

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Question: What is the actual reason given why the police couldn't find Billy's mom? Just the fact his mom didn't want to find him and left doesn't mean the cops would stop looking. It's hard to imagine a 5 year old isn't able to tell the cops his address, where he goes to school or where he lives in general. Teachers, neighbours, his physician or dentist, classmates, all can tell where the mom is. Next to that isn't his dad in prison and thus easy to find?

lionhead

Answer: He was a baby when he was abandoned - all he knew about his mother was her name, not her birth date or social security number. He didn't know anything about his father and his mother went back to her maiden name. In case you're wondering not everybody has their DNA taken.

He knew his full name. He's a legitimate son born in wedlock. They would have easily tracked down the father who is an inmate: that is on top of what the original poster mentioned, such as his home address or other minimal information. Lionhead, I believe this belongs in the Plot Holes section rather than simply the Questions section: I am not informed about Pennsylvania's laws for child abandonment, but I think it's rather unlikely that someone could just drop their kid in the middle of a crowd and get away with it entirely, especially when the kid knows his own full name.

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I'm not too eager to put it in the plot holes section, because it is plausible I suppose that she disappeared willingly and they couldn't find her specifically. But you address the right point I was trying to make that the cops won't simply stop looking for his mother. It's a crime to abandon your child and they will look up and question a lot of people. And I mean a lot of people to find her. Even if there is literally no family besides mom and dad, the dad will be found since he is in prison. He won't be able to help much but contact will be maintained, even if he doesn't want it.

lionhead

The thing is, they don't even have to question a lot of people since the kid is not a newborn left on the steps of a church or something: he was able to provide his own full name to the authorities. So it's absolutely straightforward for the police to see who his parents are - although it should be noted that he was born in a different state, I don't think it should be a particularly complicated research for the authorities.

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