SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS

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SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS is formulaic, but absolutely exhilarating!

While showcasing a whole new cultural horizon, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS still holds its ground with the same standards of action, comedy and emotions that Marvel movies are known for. As a result, what you get is an extremely satisfying origin story, which is a welcome addition to the Marvel universe. Go for it!

The Plot: Shang-Chi (played by Simu Liu) must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.

SHANG-CHI’s most remarkable achievement lies in its perfectly balanced treatment of freshness and familiarity. The freshness stems from an all-Asian cast, a plotline driven by Chinese folklore and traditions, and a fantastical screenplay unforeseen even in the MCU. The familiarity is in the fabulous comedy, outstanding VFX and the brilliantly paced engrossing narrative. Ofcourse SHANG-CHI doesn’t re-invent the wheel, but it definitely is a fine exhibition of the peak of the MCU and a strong step forward for the franchise.

The other strengths going for SHANG-CHI, are – the surprisingly poignant family drama bracing up all the high-octane action, and a plausibly fearsome villain. If it has some really funny bits every now and then, it also has strong emotional moments that keep you hooked. SHANG-CHI is like a breath of fresh air in the Marvel’s superhero franchise, which was probably due for a revamp after nearly a decade of watching the same faces ruling the roost.

Simu Liu is a fabulous leading man and he really hits it out of the park as SHANG-CHI. His vulnerability is palpable and equally believable is the arc of his transformation. Supported by a superb cast of actors and a crisp screenplay, he shines and makes a special place for himself in such an august company (the galaxy of MCU stars).

To sum it up, SHANG-CHI is totally up to the standard of quality set by the other Marvel films and has its own charm that sets it apart from the rest of that canon. This is definitely one of the best MCU films till date. Highly recommended!

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