Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.

  • Released: 2021-09-01
  • Runtime: 132 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Stars: Simu Liu, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Awkwafina, Zhang Meng'er, Fala Chen, Michelle Yeoh, Yuen Wah, Ben Kingsley, Florian Munteanu, Andy Le, Paul He, Jayden Tianyi Zhang, Elodie Fong, Arnold Sun, Stephanie Hsu, Kunal Dudheker, Tsai Chin, Jodi Long, Dallas Liu, Ronny Chieng, Daniel Liu, Stella Ye, Fernando Chien, Michael-Anthony Taylor, Zach Cherry, Raymond Ma, Lau Ga-Yung, Johnny Carr, Harmonie He, Lydia Sarks, Dee Bradley Baker, Benedict Wong, Tim Roth, Mark Ruffalo, Brie Larson, David Chea, Bingchen Ye, Jade Xu
  • Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • HafizhMaulana21 - 2 January 2023
    Cultural diversity at Marvel has grown, including cultures in Asia
    Shang-Chi returns to face his past living within his father's Ten Rings organization. This time, he had to face family problems due to the influence of the Ten Rings.

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is one of the Marvel films that is thick with Chinese culture. The film has the feel and style of Mandarin cinema. This is evidenced from the opening scene of the film which presents a classic fighting feel in a colossal Chinese film. A good story premise of the film. A story full of Chinese culture. Although Shang-Chi presents the same story as other films that feature the original story, this film is better than other films. Shang-Chi presents dense and emotionally charged family stories and conflicts. An interesting family drama with a million meanings in it. A moving story from Wenwu's past with Li that was so sympathetic.

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has a dense and meaningful story of family, just like asian films in general. Shang-Chi presents a film with a blend of action movies and family dramas. Supported by good dialogue and good acting from Simu Liu, Tony Leung and Awkwafina who are able to balance the story of this film with its comedy. Shang-Chi brings great visual effects, such as in the last fight Ten Rings power visuals, dragon visuals and other supporting aspects. Then, in terms of fighting, there is no doubt about it. Choreography combined between modern fighting and classic Chinese models. The final battle becomes an exciting and cool round.
  • tytbbykzkk - 19 November 2022
    I've watched this movie 3 times
    I've watched this movie a few times now and I must say, the MCU have lost their ability to fill a scene. I've waited to post a review for years after this release because I noticed it here and in Disneys Mulan, so I wanted to make sure there wasn't some kind of hidden racial bias in my brain. Anyways, both of these movies have no visual cohesiveness between the object of the camera and the background behind them. This method has started to bleed into subsequent films like Thor: love and thunder. It's as if they ran out of budget for extras. These all too Earlthy worlds could have been filmed outside, among nature, instead of a green screen with pre-recorded visuals which the actor must awkwardly stand in front of. The MCU and Disney in general have been throwing us these uncanny valley-esque media presentations, I felt as though I was watching the first draft of a movie and I've continued to feel that way, more frequently, with each consecutive crushed can of cola they release. The standards have dropped significantly, Kevin feigi may no longer be THE guy. His vision for Earths vengeance against its own failures has always been sublime, however as we venture into the cosmos, among beings who can smite a planet, the substance dissolves and becomes a light show. Sexual preference and race designation have become Disney's weapon of choice when tasked to produce a $1 billion movie. Where has morality gone? Why has phase (whatever) been about finding she-hulk a man? Why was falcons/captain America story arc paralleling racial insecurity in the workplace? It was never an issue with same character, plus Rhodes. BP1 was the best with killmongers fascistic sense of superiority, how did it devolve into what it did with F+WS?

    Story - Visuals - Direction: all being siphoned, quickly, away.

    Shang-chi had all of these issues btw, mostly the visuals were terrible, scenes felt empty and as if they omitted life outside of our protagonist, and the dialogue was on par with my child's favorite television show featuring a talking blue dog.