Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review


Matthew O'leary, Staff Writer

From intense action sequences to laugh-out-loud humor, Marvel’s newest film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a roaring success. Simu Liu’s portrayal of the first ever Asian superhero, Shang-Chi, is astounding and incredibly engaging. His role as the lead is also groundbreaking in cinematic history, for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first Asian-led film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Liu’s co-star Awkwafina seamlessly integrates comedic relief throughout the film, helping to blend light-hearted moments with jaw-dropping action sequences that are sure to impress long-time Marvel fans and people new to the MCU alike. Shang-Chi, has also secured a position in the top ten best reviewed MCU films and deservedly so. Director Destin Daniel Cretton masterfully wrote this film in a way that empowers the Asian American community just as the original comics did with the addition of a couple new, captivating twists. For all movie-goers, this film is definitely worth the watch. For long-time MCU fans, I recommend to be on the lookout for cameos and call-backs as you embark on the wildly entertaining adventure that is Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings.