The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going on strong for the past 13 years and that wave of 23 movies culminated in one of the greatest movie theatre experiences in Avengers: Endgame. Endgame was more than just a major success. It became the highest-grossing film of all time for a brief period until Avatar, which is now also owned by Disney, took its spot back. The worry after the movie was what was being known as “Superhero Fatigue” what else could this genre of films offer to the world when seemingly everything that could be done in a superhero movie franchise had just been done, and then Marvel reminded people why they were so good at getting people to fall in love with their movies. Marvel delved deep into their arsenal once again and made what was a mostly unknown superhero into a superstar and his name is Shang-Chi. The superhero Shang-Chi amazingly portrayed by Simu Liu tells the story of a man who must face his past after running from it since he was a child. Awkwafina portrays his quippy best friend Katy, while the villain of the movie Wenwu/ The Mandarin is portrayed by legendary Chinese actor Tony Leung. Tony Leung’s performance in this film stole the show in the comic books The Mandarin is usually portrayed in a stereotypical light some would even call it racist, but Marvel has modernized the character to be a multidimensional conflicted character that the audience has feelings for not usually seen in Marvel villains. The movie truly has taken Marvel to a new realm and delves heavily into its fantastical elements and gives Marvel the new direction and the breath of fresh air fans have been hoping for.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a thrilling ride that focuses on family as its central core and It gets a solid 3.5/5-star rating