The legend of Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings

There are signs that the Marvel formula is starting to get tired, the new movies aren’t very capable of growing up with those in the previous phases, so we’re looking a little scared ahead of Phase 4. Marvel differed from DC so far in that somehow even in their worst movies (Iron Man 2, Thor: Dark World) there was something to say, “Sure, there are flaws, but that scene is still there. “. The end of the Third Phase was brought by Spider-Man: Alien, which indicated that there would certainly be weaker pieces here. Then came the Black Widow, which was specifically featured in criticism, and now here’s the legend of Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings, bringing a relatively unknown hero into the public consciousness.

Shang-Chi spends his daily life in San Francisco in the company of his friend Katy. They work in a hotel as car park attendants. One day, however, her past returns and she is forced to travel to Macao to save her long-unseen sister. The film, of course, follows the usual Marveles formula, that is, we get to know Shang-Chi’s everyday life and then hit the certain one and it turns out that he’s certainly not an average citizen.

Roughly in the first half hour, we might still think that yes, the legend of Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings is different than before. Its basic mood is similar to the Black Panther, only here Asian culture gets more prominent attention. That’s why anyone who doesn’t like the wuxia style of Tiger and Dragon or even Mulan (in which fights take place in incredible locations and styles) isn’t sure to like the film. Let’s just say it’s a pretty hypocritical thing to be held accountable in a comic book adaptation, as there are plenty of “non-human” events taking place in either Spider-Man or Captain America.


The clashes are well choreographed, the sight is lavish. Unfortunately, over time, the usual American enhancement comes, that is, as we move toward the end, it begins to turn out that this is once again the fate of the world. Tony Leung’s villain is perhaps the best Marveles opponent of all time. The character is very well structured and multi-dimensional – though, he doesn’t have much of an opponent, maybe other than Thanos. What makes the legend of Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings a little bit bitter, though, is duration. Since it is typically a Marvel film, there are no surprises in the structure, which unfortunately soon makes the film boring. The story isn’t interesting enough, and the more than two hours of playing time is too long.

And the scene after the staff list reveals what characters Marvel will be counting on in Phase Four. At first, this lineup isn’t too steep, but in theory, the Eternal and the new Spiderman movie won’t slip either, so this year, with two more films, Marvel can prove they know better. 6/10


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The legend of Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)
dubbed, American-Australian fantasy, adventure film, action film, 132 minutes, 2021
Not recommended for children under 12!

Director: Destin Cretton
Screenwriter: Dave Callaham
Producer: Charles Newirth, Jonathan Schwartz, Kevin Feige
Cinematography: Bill Pope

Awkwafina (Katy)
Michelle Yeoh (Ying Nan)
Simu Liu (Shang-Chi)
Tim Roth (Förtelem)
Benedict Wong (Wong)
Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Wenwu)
Sir Ben Kingsley (Trevor Slattery)


Source: SG.hu Hírmagazin – Film by sg.hu.

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