So, I’m not afraid to admit I am a little biased when it comes to Marvel, there’s not a bad movie in the MCU, I mean they aren’t all perfect and have their issues, but I don’t care. But Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings, Marvel Studio’s first Asian led movie is finally here and has officially become one of my favorite installments. The film follows Shang-Chi as he confronts his estranged power-hungry father, who’s lived for over a thousand years thanks to the power of the ten rings he holds. Shang-Chi is thrown back into his old life that he ran away from ten years ago. He joined by his best friend, sister and a familiar face to try to stop his father from his goal.
Simu Liu as Shang-Chi is a welcome addition to the MCU and with the first post credit scene, hopefully we’ll be seeing him interact with the Avengers in a future film. A relatively unknown actor, Simu embodies Shang-Chi showing off his martial arts skills. I can’t wait to watch his career grow both within the MCU and other films. Awkwafina, so funny as Katy, the comedic relief while also being the heart of the film. Without spoiling Shang-Chi also brings back a certain character who acted as a terrorist because he was hired by the real bad guy. Abomination is back, yes Abomination. Plus Benedict Wong aka Wong. Two post credit scenes, one including a cameo from two Avengers.
The fight scenes were beautifully shot and choreographed especially the more kung-fu oriented ones. The music was I’m gonna say it…banging. It really was. My head kept nodding along to the beats. Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings brings us into the world of mythical creatures and villages expanding the universe and the possibilities. I just saw the movie, but I’m already hyped to see Shang-Chi again in the sequel and fingers crossed for an Avengers film.
Marvel Studio’s Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is now in theaters