claira curtis’s review published on Letterboxd:
I had fun!!! Moreso than I normally do with the Marvel franchise at least!
Truthfully, I feel like that’s at least in part because Shang-Chi feels mostly, with the exception of some subtle/not so subtle mentions, like it isn’t even a Marvel film. Perhaps still the same universe but the lore and integration of culture feels far more intentional and significant, setting it beside but in slightly higher standings than the usual romp through the MCU.
I loved the mid-credit and post-credit scenes the most of everything I saw here, although I do think that might not be quite the compliment I intend it to be.
Most definitely still not my type of watch but I see the appeal and I appreciate it for what it is!!