Truta’s review published on Letterboxd:
"If you aim at nothing, you hit nothing."
Shang-Chi is a great example of what the good and old marvel entertainment is. The movie as a whole isn’t bad at all, even though it definitely isn’t that good as well, but, undoubtedly,it does deliver a huge dose of pure entertainment that by itself is able to make the movie a positive experience.
The plot is pretty much average, having some visible problems and inconsistencies during the movie’s runtime, and many of the characters presented in it feel a bit undeveloped or at least had a lot of potential lost due to poor screen time choices concerning them. However, I’ve got to recognize and appreciate the effort to reference some elements of the super rich Japanese culture, even because I did like the way it was approached in the movie.
The reason I consider this movie good is the incredible action sequences that, of course, are very exaggerated and unrealistic as it is standard for Marvel, but, are the same time, are very well choreographed, well edited and have some great special effects, being the main reason for the movie to be as entertaining as it is. I also liked most of the casting choices, with Simu Liu performing a great protagonist that does hold up for Marvel standards, and specially the legend Tony Leung as the villain. Awkwafina is also a good comic relief feito her character (even though I didn’t like her development in the movie that much personality). Overall, I liked and had a lot of fun during the movie, being far better than many other marvel movies, even not being the best one.