Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Oh man the action is dope. I love the world building. Trevor Slattery is one of the best comedic side characters I've enjoyed in a long time.

I was able to predict practically every beat. I'd whisper to my partner a few minutes in advance and she had to deal with my smirk every time. I don't think the predictability was a flaw even slightly, I was only able to do it because everything felt like it was set-up in advance - the clues were all there like a good film should do (and a slight familiarity with the comics helped).

It's clear I loved the film but can we talk how diabolically awful Ta Lo's strategy for protecting that gate was? There is one single man with the power to open the gate and instead of focusing their energies on that one man, they fight literally everyone else and let him walk right through. And he was gone for a long bloody time and nobody though 'hey, maybe check if he's heading towards the gate'. And why the bloody hell was there no single person stationed by the gate or at least in view of it.

Ta Lo slacking on their Sun Tzu. Goddamn.

Grade: B+

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