Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Shang-Chi and the Legend of a broken family.
With Black Widow performing well enough and the movie box office starting a climb the Marvel machine is back rolling with its 2nd phase 4 film. Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings. A movie that many like to describe as an 'experiment' because it's the first Disney movie in a while that's a theatre exclusive. A poor word to describe the movie considering it is similar to Black Panther in that there´s a lot of, in this case, Asian people and culture mixed into the film both in front and behind the camera. Because really, this movie is a great movie not because of this cultural aspect but it's great because it's just very well made. It's a well written, well-acted movie with some impressive martial arts action sequences and lots of spectacle that stands on its own two feet without any issue.
Let's dive in.
Around a thousand years ago in China, Xu Wenwu discovers the Ten Rings mystical weapons that grant their wielder immense power and immortality. For centuries, Wenwu uses the rings and the organization he founded named after them to give himself might and wealth. That is until in 1996 he falls in love with a woman while searching for the mythical village Ta Lo and starts a family.