Shang Chi And The Legend Of the Ten Rings a Review


Gabe Livingston

Kasen Hays and Gabriel Holguin Lopez

Shang Chi And The Legend Of the Ten Rings is the next Marvel movie to hit theatres around the country. The movie is split into two parts, the first part is more of a build-up of the magic and mythology featured in the second part.  The movie combines relatable characters, with stunning visuals to produce a highly enjoyable movie. This film focuses on the main character Shang Chi also known as Shawn. Shawn has a deep backstory full of tragedy and mystery which is explained as the movie progresses. The main characters are thoroughly built up, and they all play their part in the progression of the movie. The protagonist Shang Chi and the main antagonist The Mandarin are grounded in reality and have issues that could happen in real life. which makes the movie feel more surreal. Several mind-numbing fight scenes make every punch and kick thrown feel as if it were real. The cinematography and long shots of fight scenes make the actors’ movements feel slick and give the action more speed.  The visual effects of the movie are some never seen before. The colors and effects make the movie feel as if it were real. The movie is rated 8/10 on IMDb and 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. The main criticism of the movie is how familiar the story is to other Marvel character upbringings, as well as the ending which could have been more meaningful and drawn out. Overall this movie has gained overwhelmingly positive reviews, and some see it as one of the best Marvel movies to ever be produced. However, I feel this movie is great. It was a great viewing experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone else who wants a high-octane, action-packed Marvel movie, balanced with rich and surreal storytelling elements focused on eastern culture and mythology.