The social-media embargo for “Shazam!” has been lifted — not to be confused with the actual review embargo, which is forthcoming; rookie mistake, dear reader — and early word is highly positive. Zachary Levi stars as the superhero of the title in DC Comics’ lighthearted follow-up to last year’s “Aquaman,” but unlike Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, Shazam will be doing his own thing rather than joining the Justice League.

Here’s what the superhero-inclined bloggers and critics have to say so far:

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David F. Sandberg directed “Shazam,” which Warner Bros. will release in theaters on April 5.

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