Well, I watched Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings again today and honestly, I can definitively say this is the best MCU origin story by a mile and one of the top ten MCU films.
Like I said in my last post, Shang-Chi isn’t a perfect movie. In the humor department some of the jokes feel a bit cheesy or poorly placed in between the awesome action scenes but that’s the only element of the film that takes some points away from the film. The rest of the movie is absolutely fantastic!
Considering that the movie has been out for a week I’m going to head into spoiler territory so I implore you to STOP READING NOWif you haven’t seen it already. Okay, here goes my review.
Well, I’m back from watching Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and well, I’ve got thoughts. Some good, some bad, but overall, Marvel Studios has another hit on their hands.
I’m going to break this review down into sections because I have so much to say so…let’s do this.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has a really good story, even if it didn’t quite know how to cohesively tell it without veering sometimes dangerously close to cornball-ville or boring predictabilty.
Tony Leung brings the heart to this movie in a way that I wasn’t expecting. I don’t think this film would have been as good as it was if it wasn’t for casting him as the story’s antagonist.
The story is very family-driven and leans heavily into the emotional side of things, hence the tears I ended up shedding during the film’s final act. While Simu Liu is a welcome addition to the MCU, Leung’s Wenwu was the character I empathized with the most.
You all. I’m kind of freaking out. Guess why? Because I’ve got IMAX tickets for tomorrow’s 12:30pm showing of Shang-Chi at my local Regal theater and I am so pumped I can barely contain myself.
Everything I’ve heard about this film has been overwhelmingly positive among the critics and casual viewers. The film has a 92% Rotten Tomatoes score, it’s currently sitting at 8/10 on IMDb, and yeah, it’s got a couple of awesome post-credits scenes that I can’t wait to see, just to make things even more exciting.
Yesterday’s episode of What If…? was amazing and I just know this movie is about to be awesome! But I’ve still got a bit of Marvel marathon work ahead of me.
I’ve reached Endgame and now all I have to do is finish it.
With each Marvel marathon that I do the list gets longer…and longer…and longer. It used to be easy getting through all of these movies but now it’s an actual chore. But it’s an exciting and rather fun chore nonetheless and that’s the great part.
I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a movie for a while but here we are, seventeen days away from September 3, and my excitement for this movie is literally through the roof. I mean I can barely contain myself sometimes. And now, with the first critic reactions released for the film, it seems that Marvel has another hit on their hands. Check out some of these reactions.
With every day that passes we get closer and closer to the premiere of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Just to put in perspective how close we are to seeing this film on the big screen, we only have two more episodes of What If…? to watch before it comes out. That, alone, is ridiculously exciting!
Tonight, the Red Carpet Premiere is taking place in Los Angeles and it will be available to watch Live on Youtube at 8:45pmET/5:45pmPT and I am totally watching. I haven’t been this excited for a Red Carpet Premiere since The Rise of Skywalker so, that just gives you a clue of how excited I am to see this movie.
In the meantime, here’s the IMAX poster for the film.
It’s a beautiful poster, of course, but my eyes are immediately drawn to THE DRAGONS! I mean, dragons in Marvel? Let’s go!
Did I mention that I’m excited for this movie?
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.
Shang-Chi‘s marketing is ramping up and now we’ve got our first official poster. Unfortunately, the poster’s got some mixed reactions among the fandom and for good reason.
This poster pretty much looks like a plain photoshop job which is very disappointing, to be honest. I like the idea of The Mandarin looming over his son, Shang-Chi, in the poster but their smaller selves at the bottom of the poster just looks offputting. It’s messing up the flow of the poster and the dark, muted colors aren’t helping matters.
There have been some great posters for Marvel Studios’ recent work but this ain’t it. I hope the character posters and later posters are better than this.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.