Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ★★★½

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is fun. An enjoyable addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is a big departure for director Destin Daniel Cretton. His previous films have been smaller and more intimate dramas like “Short Term 12”, “The Glass Castle” and “Just Mercy”. Here he proves adapt at handling a much bigger budget while keeping focus on the characters.

The fight choreography is good. I've seen people on-line compare it to Jackie Chan's stunt work and that is just crazy talk. At times the action sequences get a little too CGI enhanced which takes away from the excitement.

My knowledge of the Shang-Chi character from the comics is limited to his entry in the Marvel Handbook from the early Eighties. In the comics his father was the legendary Dr. Fu Manchu. I believe this has been changed in the comics due to copyright issues with the estate of Sax Rohmer.

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