The first reactions to Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have praised the film’s amazing fight sequences and emotional family dynamic.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first Marvel Studios film to be exclusively released in theaters since Spider-Man: Far From Home, so it’s fair to say that expectations for the martial arts project are through the roof. Starring Simu Liu as the titular character, the film follows Shang-Chi as he struggles to deal with his identity and legacy, which involves the shadowy Ten Rings organization that first appeared in Iron Man.
After months of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marvel’s latest appears to be worth the wait. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings had its premiere last night in Los Angeles, ahead of its September 3rd release date. Shortly after the premiere, critics and influencers took to social media to praise the film. Their brief comments on the film have been nothing short of great, with particular praise being given to the film’s action sequences, as well as the interesting family dynamic.
The most consistent praise seems to be given towards the film’s various action sequences and deep family dynamic. It’s also interesting how a handful of the first reactions have said that the film is “better” than what the trailers have shown. The trailers have done a good job of keeping plot details to a minimum, and they’ve clearly not emphasized the sheer fantastical element that appears to be a constant in the film.
Here is the synopsis for Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings:
“Simu Liu stars as Shang-Chi in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.”
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, the Marvel film stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Ronny Chieng, and Dallas Liu. The upcoming movie will hit theaters on September 3, 2021.
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