Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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

Glad to see Destin Daniel Cretton bring the heart that his films are known for. Popcorn movie, sure. But there's a lot to like about this and what it says about family, identity, culture, traditions, trauma... about diaspora (!).

The action scenes are top-notch and much better choreographed than other MCU offerings. Tony Leung always great and kinda jarring seeing him in such a film, but hey, good for him. Simu surprised me since I always thought his acting on Kim's Convenience is just okay (IMO). I'll always have love for the Sauga mandem though and he's a good dude by all means it seems.

Shades of: Invincible with the father/son relationship, Asian martial arts movies, the kaiju genre, and maybe even The Farewell but that's probably just Awkwafina.

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