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!
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings is PHENOMENAL. Get hyped. Even fight scene/action sequence is better than the last. @SimuLiu fully embraces the marvel superhero role. Amazing imagery. Killer soundtrack. You’ll want to see this on the big screen. #shangchi
— Wendy Lee Szany (@WendyLeeSzany) August 17, 2021
SHANG-CHI is such a fun ride & it kicks into overdrive right from the jump! Trust when I say they do NOT hold back on the action.
The best parts r the authentic touches Daniel put in along w/ some jump outta ur seat cameos.
Oh and 2 words ladies:
Florian Munteanu. *fans face*
— 🍅Jacqueline🍅 PRE-ORDER OUR BOOK TODAY!! (@THATJacqueline) August 17, 2021
Those #ShangChi action set pieces are STUNNERS. Choreography, cinematography, costume design, VFX – all on point and come together to make those fights MCU standouts. pic.twitter.com/ZfbT66XXsb
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) August 17, 2021
#ShangChi is awesome. This movie hits all that Marvel does well (pacing, humor, character) and adds action like we’ve never seen from the MCU before! 👏🏻👏🏻
Lots of people are about to have a new favorite Marvel hero.
Darker than expected. Loads of fun. Integral to MCU Phase 4!👀 pic.twitter.com/YI3jkwLuq6
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) August 17, 2021
#shangchi is like no Marvel movie you’ve seen. Love that it opens the door to a new world that I can’t wait to see more of. @SimuLiu literally kicks so much ass and he is perfectly cast. Got to see it in @imax tonight and this is how you want to see it. Looked and sounded perfect pic.twitter.com/43SaSxfx3m
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) August 17, 2021
#ShangChi has some of the best fight scenes of any MCU movie, sometimes thrilling, other times just stunningly beautiful. @SimuLiu & @awkwafina are a fantastic pairing.
— Peter Sciretta (@PeterSciretta) August 17, 2021
#ShangChi is fantastic. It’s full of INCREDIBLE, beautifully choreographed fight scenes and full of badass women. Get ready to know Simu Liu’s name if you don’t already. Marvel has another hit on its hands. pic.twitter.com/3efV1kzJ7O
— Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) August 17, 2021
#ShangChi is an absolute triumph, unexpectedly spiritual and emotionally complex, with some of the very best action in the MCU. @SimuLiu is your new favorite Avenger and the movie’s myriad influences (everything from Jackie Chan to Hayao Miyazaki) pay off big time). Astounding.🐉 pic.twitter.com/72Yubnb4KV
— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) August 17, 2021
#ShangChi kicked ass! Come for the killer fight scenes, dark mysticism, and martial arts mayhem, but stay for the thoughtful rumination on family, grief, and legacy.
The whole cast is terrific! Simu Liu is a superstar. Tony Leung and Michelle Yeoh are international treasures. pic.twitter.com/Rt7QAWK1T3
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) August 17, 2021
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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.