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‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Reiterated Why ‘Shang-Chi’ Is So Important

This isn’t going to be a long, profound post about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ring‘s important impact on the AAPI community. It’s merely an observation piece, albeit a brief one, that had me seething last night.

In fact, it made me so angry I decided to write this post. And this is why.

Le Roi Arthur de Guy Ritchie, un divertissement à la (dé)mesure de la  légende – Le Cri du Troll

In King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, a movie with an expected predominantly White cast there is an Asian character named George. In a sequence where Arthur and his buddies are telling a very convoluted story to a ranked soldier they mention George in a very derogatory fashion, calling him “Kung Fu George.”

My sister and I gasped. Mind you, this is a movie that came out just four years ago and yet the writers elected to treat its only Asian character in a demeaning way. So what he ended up becoming one of the Knights of the Round Table. They still slipped in an unnecessary form of racism.

Marvel's Kevin Feige addresses China's 'Shang-Chi' concerns, Fu Manchu

Fast forward to now and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is dominating the box-office and is the highest-rated superhero movie among audiences on Rotten Tomatoes with a 98% score. A movie with a predominantly Asian cast and a story that never shrinks from highlighting the vibrant and fascinating cultures of the AAPI community.

I’ve read so many posts about why Shang-Chi is so important. And when you think about films like 2017’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword or 2016’s The Great Wall–a movie starring Matt Damon that portrayed him as the savior of China–you realize that yes, we have a long way to go in terms of inclusivity but it’s nice knowing that Shang-Chi and all of the accompanying characters in that film exist to wash away the stereotypes.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

Three Movie Reviews: ‘Malignant’, ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’, and ‘Police Story’

Well, I’ve seen three new movies in the past few days and it’s time to share my thoughts on these films. Enjoy!

Malignant

Malignant' Twist: Critics Are Freaking Out About Crazy Third Act - Variety

I tried to watch James Wan’s latest horror film, Malignant, after I noticed it trending the other day on Twitter due to its surprise-twist ending but the movie was terrible. I’m talking next-level bad.

The acting was C-list, the story already didn’t make any sense, and the movie wasn’t even scary. And that’s coming from someone who is the ultimate scaredy-cat.

My sister and I decided to turn it off approximately twenty-five minutes into the film because it truly was that absurd and one thing I’m not a fan of is an absurd horror flick.

0.5/5 stars (And that’s only because the movie kind of made me laugh.)

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