The filmmakers did a good job of taking the classic story--Billy Batson, orphan who gets the ability to become a superhero with mythical powers--and give it a modern update without losing its basic charm.
another way in which the comic book universe tends to fail in diversity while it pretends to care is that characters seem to be various versions of the same physical type--in shape, when in fact, just looking around the country, it seems pretty likely that were an average, random American to get super powers, he or she would be a bit on the doughy side of things.
Meet Jenny Zigrino, a rising comedian rumored to possess "the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast." Zigrino has appeared in films like "Fifty Shades of Black" and "Bad Santa 2...
Levinson gives an engaging depiction of both people and places, and one can understand, both in his humor and outlook, how he would have inspired so many people along the way to participate one way or another in his meanderings.