The Chinese comic legend might just be MCU’s best
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” has garnered favourable first reactions from the critics who saw its world premiere. Due to its spectacular martial arts-driven action sequences, the movie is being hailed as a must-see. Moreover, journalists agree that the film brings new life to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Due to Loki’s recent time-hopping antics and Avengers: Endgame, Marvel has spent a lot of time tinkering with its past.
With Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the studio has finally turned its focus to the future.
Marvel Phase 4 and Early Reactions
Marvel Studios’ long time martial-arts hero, Simu Liu, appears in this film. This is the first new character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Captain Marvel in 2019. Currently, audiences are eager to see what Marvel introduces with the debut of the character who has long been a staple of the Marvel Universe. Also, given the film’s blend of Eastern and Western filmmaking traditions.
According to early reviews following last night’s premiere. Shang-Chi is poised to raise the bar in Phase 4 of Marvel’s cinema-dominating master plan.
#ShangChi is awesome. This movie hits all that Marvel does well (pacing, humor, character) and adds action like we’ve never seen from the MCU before! 👏🏻👏🏻
Lots of people are about to have a new favorite Marvel hero.
Darker than expected. Loads of fun. Integral to MCU Phase 4!👀 pic.twitter.com/YI3jkwLuq6
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) August 17, 2021
#ShangChi is an absolute triumph, unexpectedly spiritual and emotionally complex, with some of the very best action in the MCU. @SimuLiu is your new favorite Avenger and the movie’s myriad influences (everything from Jackie Chan to Hayao Miyazaki) pay off big time). Astounding.🐉 pic.twitter.com/72Yubnb4KV
— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) August 17, 2021
Expected a simple father/son conflict narrative and it's so much bigger than that. #ShangChi is a beautiful story about family, loss, and how our grief can blind and destroy us.
— Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) August 17, 2021
Expectations and Performance
In terms of its action sequences, the film appears to have ditched the CGI for something more kinetic and eye-catching. In terms of showing off different sequences in the movie, Shang-Chi’s film is more entertaining than the trailers.
The credibility of Shang-Chi’s action is due to the fact that Liu was so involved in the fight, even though there were others who assisted. In the current state of the industry, Liu’s performance has been credited with much of the film’s success.
Critics say he strikes a fine balance between heart and badassery, making him a welcome addition to any future Avengers line-up.