Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings takes the next phase of the Marvel cinematic universe to a whole new level. It has a unique and appealing approach, and is an absolutely brilliant and spectacular Marvel film. The film had me in pure adrenaline mode, and the action was non-stop fun.
The film focuses on Shang-Chi, played by Simu Liu, who changes his name to Shaun while living in San Francisco. His close friend Katy is played by Awkwafina. Shaun’s life takes a drastic turn as his past comes back to haunt him. He realizes that his sister Xialing, played by Meng’er Zhang, is in danger and he must fly to Macau to get her to safety. Shaun’s enemy is actually his father, Xu Wenwu, played by Tony Chiu-Wai Leung. Shaun was taught to be a master of martial arts by his father, but to overcome his father’s evil past he must learn to adapt to the powers he has inherited.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings feels like a rollercoaster ride of kung-fu extravaganza, and I loved it. Its fighting choreography mixed with brilliant technology provided energy and excitement. The film also has some hidden realizations that will be exciting for Marvel fans.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings provides the perfect foundation for a new Marvel hero, and for what to expect later from Marvel. There is an element of importance and curiosity in the film.
This is easily a four-star film. The film is enthralling, not just because of the action sequences, but also for the hidden gems in the film. Whether or not you are a Marvel fan, do not miss Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.