First “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Social Reactions Are Raves

The first reactions to director Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are making the rounds on social media, and they are going to get you hype. Marvel’s first-ever Asian superhero was always in good hands with a director of Cretton’s ability and a star, in Simu Liu, with charisma to spare. Yet it’s still exciting to see these rave mini-reviews rolling in. Quite a few folks are saying Shang-Chi has the best fight sequences of any Marvel movie, which is quite a statement, and the cast, from Liu to Awkwafina to international treasures like Tony Leung and Michelle Yeoh are getting heaps of praise.

The film centers on an epic family struggle. Shang-Chi (Liu) is trained by his father, Wenwu (Leung) from a young age to become a skilled assassin, yet he goes against his father’s wishes and refuses to join the mysterious Ten Rings Organization—the very same shadowy syndicate that once kidnapped Tony Stark—and goes his own way. But Wenwu won’t be so easily dismissed, the man is the real Mandarin, after all, and the fight brewing between father and son will have massive implications for the larger MCU. The story is also much larger and deeper than just a generational battle, which you’ll glean from the social reactions.

Joining Liu and Leung are Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s longtime friend Katy, Meng’er Zhang as Shang-Chi’s estranged sister Xialing, Fala Chen as Jiang Li, Florian Munteanu as the mercenary known as Razor Fist, and the aforementioned Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will hit theaters exclusively on September 3 for 45-days, after which it will also be available to stream on Disney+. One thing the reviews make clear—and it should be obvious by now—a film like Shang-Chi was designed for the theater.

Onto the social reactions!

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Featured image: Wenwu (Tony Leung) and Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021.


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