2023 ( USA ) ( Action, Adventure, Comedy )
Starring: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer
Director: David F. Sandberg
Teenager Billy Batson (Asher Angel), abandoned by his birth family and with a big chip on his shoulder, has been granted the power of the gods by an ancient wizard. He then goes back to his foster home and finds a way to share the gift with his five adoptive siblings, who morph into adults with superpowers when the occasion calls. But it seems the whippersnappers took their powers from actual gods and goddesses, who are none too pleased and inflict all manner of havoc on the puny humans and their unlikely protectors.
The premise gives this movie a vital superhero-movie ingredient. It is a light-hearted action adventure with cheeky humour, in which the heroes are kids left behind by conventional society. Part of the fun also lies in the time-tested setup of grownups playing childhood versions of themselves.