Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

With Black Widow starting phase 4’s film slate off on a rocky beginning and now having Shang-Chi provide an experience just as disappointing, Marvel’s future after Endgame continues to look dimmer. Shang-Chi’s biggest issue is the fact that it feels so dull and uninspired. I found myself incredibly bored throughout the film because it was so easy to predict every event that would transpire. It was as if our titular characters had plot armor. This film follows the classic superhero origin formula. Heck, there’s even a massive CGI battle at the end that completely overstays it’s welcome. There are also constant flashbacks throughout the course of the narrative that absolutely DESTROY the pacing. With how terrible phase 4 has been, my interest in marvel is at an all-time low. Let’s hope No Way Home makes things better.

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