Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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

Films Watched in 2021 - Film 134
MCU Ranked
2021 Ranked

I love Marvel but the highest praise I can give Shang-Chi is that, like Guardians of the Galaxy, it doesn’t feel like a MCU film at all.

It contains some of the best action scenes and set design in the MCU to date. I think the criticisms of how the third act looks are so present because of how incredible this film looks before that. The runtime absolutely flew by, I couldn’t believe it when I checked the time and there were only 45 minutes left. 

Shang-Chi has a great cast that is made even better by their awesome chemistry. I think Awkwafina would be a very subjective actress but she definitely works for me. One of the funniest actors around right now in my opinion, she can do so much with her facial expressions alone.

The moment I knew for sure this was one of my favourite MCU films was when the battle had actual consequences on a personal level since what seems like Phase 1.

Also, I LOVED that his Dad's big daunting military base was solar-powered.

Can’t wait to watch this again.

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