Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
A long awaited addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Phase 4” film series
does not disappoint. With thrilling chase scenes, fantastic fight choreography, funny
and relatable characters, Shang Chi is yet another crowd pleaser from Marvel
Martial-arts master Shang-Chi confronts the past he thought he left behind, when
he’s drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. Like most Marvel
stories, there is more to offer than action sequences and CGI effects. In Shang-Chi’s
case, the film is a motivational story about believing in yourself and stepping up to
challenges someone might be avoiding their whole lives. Where a lot of action films
follow the same formula, Shang Chi does a great job developing the characters
before the action and story really begins. This gives audiences time to feel invested
with the characters they are watching, making the characters “hero’s journey” that
much more effective.
after Martial Arts legend “Bruce Lee”. It shows throughout the story and also from a
spiritual point of view. The character of Shang Chi wants to use his martial arts for
good and to discipline his mind, not for power or to gain anything. This was always a
practice Bruce Lee acquired with his martial arts.
Throughout the film, there are many easter eggs for comic book fans to look for.
Some that are obvious, with certain characters from separate series crossing over
into this film. Others that are so subtle, that only die-hard comic book fans will catch
Shang Chi is sure to leave a lasting impression on movie goers and comic book fans.
The moment they leave the theater, they will be waiting eagerly to find out what
happens next in this series.
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and language