Jack’s review published on Letterboxd:
Chinese Black Panther
I saw Tony Leung in IMAX for the first time. It was the dream! His eye acting can turn a million haters into lovers. This man needs be in more Hollywood productions. Marvel fans need to watch some of his films. Start with Chungking Express.
Shang Chi is your typical Marvel film but with solid Chinese influences. Simu Liu and Awkwafina both have great chemistry. From the love of Chinese cinema, there’s a lot of Wuxia and mystical themes. The third act can sometimes be frustrating because of everyone’s motivations but, it was a exhilarating experience. It feels like Disney apologized for remaking Mulan. Although, it turns into a Kaiju film at the end.
Obviously this is the best Phase 4 film so far. Eternals And Spider-Man: No Way Home have a lot of prove. I think both can surpass this film easily. We’ll have to see. The Eternals IMAX trailer got me hyped!