Tanubrick’s review published on Letterboxd:
I gave you ten years to live your life. And where did that get you? You walked in my shadow. I trained you so the most dangerous people in the world couldn't kill you.
Good news: The theater of my city is reopened!
Bad news: They don't let you eat popcorn inside the cinema and you need to watch the film with a double mask :( But it's a price to pay to watch movies on the big screen :)
Now, the review:
Shang-Chi is a well-written story with a lot of great and funny moments and a good character development involving an incredible relationship with father-son, but this film just didn't work for me.
I know a lot of people here love this movie, but I felt like it was too predictable, I knew everything about the ending before it happened and it's the same Marvel formula all over again. Also, I didn't connect to most characters, especially Katy (idk why, maybe because I watched this in Spanish hahaha)
Despite that, the story of Shang-Chi and the Mandarin is incredible, and they explained the awfulness of Iron Man 3 awesomely. But those manipulation scenes felt too unnatural for me, I mean, the Mandarin it's an incredibly powerful character and he was being manipulated so easy by a fake voice, sorry but I don't buy that
At least the visuals were incredible, I was glad to watch this on theater because everything looked beautiful, especially the ending and post-credit scenes.
Overall, this movie has some flaws but it's perfect to have a good time with friends and entertain yourself, like most Marvel films, it just didn't stand out for me.
Not too great, but enjoyable!