Evan_Davies’s review published on Letterboxd:
Shang Chi was a creative, stunning, kung-fu joyride!
During the first act I was mesmerised by the fight sequences, looking over to my girlfriend saying “ooo” quite often. This act felt quite predictable based on footage from the trailers. But as the film got into full swing I was thoroughly surprised with how the story unfolded.
It felt different from a typical Marvel film which I quite enjoyed, similar to my viewing of Black Widow. It had more substance.
Also the acting was great all round. Made better by Awkwafina’s character (which seemed much like her characters in most films) and a couple old characters coming back in a great way! Cue Hotel California…
Highly recommend. Can’t wait for the future of this character!