Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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

Yeah, really good fun. Kind of disappointed with parts of some action scenes but pretty much all the action is really well shot and choreographed. The action is almost perfect bar a few small issues I had.

Something I really admire about the script here is that they never try to overexplain anything. Whatever is necessary is told to us and the rest is left up to us. Simu Liu and Tony Leung were great. As was Michelle Yeoh and in a weird turn of events, Ben Kingsley was good for his surprisingly big role in this.

I do have to say that some of the CG work isn't very good. I understand with timings and/or CGI artists getting paid very little for their work, it can be hard but it really did feel like they were relying a lot on dark scenes to mask shifty CGI. It's the only reason I didn't like the 3rd act is as much as I wanted to.

Largely, I liked it and like what it was going for. Especially as it incorporated Asian American diaspora elements, something that is heavily tied into the story. Seeing acts like 88Rising in the credits really made me happy. Its not the best thing the MCU has done but it is far far from the worst. I hope this movie does well.

One more thing. You know what's the most unbelievable thing between the superpowered rings and dragons? The fact that Tony Leung is over a 1000 years and the first time he canonically got laid was in 1996.

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