Shang Chi & The Legend of The Ten Rings
Shang Chi and the legends of the ten rings is the first Marvel Studios film with an Asian director and cast. It is the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe(MCU). The film premiered on 3rd September 2021 in theatres featuring the marvel comics character Shang Chi.
Story and Screenplay
One thousand years ago, a man named Wenwu finds the ten rings and with the help of these rings conquers many kingdoms and tumbles governments throughout history. He begins searching for a village Ta Lo, where he meet the village’s guardian Ying Li. Eventually they fall in love and have two children, Xu Shang Chi and Xu Xialing. Wenwu abandons the ten rings and just focused on his family and their well being. But one day, Li gets murdered by the Iron Gang, which makes Wenwu to once again take up the ten rings and start criminal activities. He trains his son Shang Chi and sent him to assassinate the leader of Iron Gang. After which Shang Chi abandons the ten rings and escapes to United States where he kept his name “Shaun” and worked as valet with his best friend Katy. Few years later, Wenwu called his children back to the Ten Rings’ compound and asks them to help him find their mother who is incarcerated in Ta Lo. Shang Chi and Xu Xialing were sure about the wrong doings of their father, so before he could reach Ta Lo, they decided to reach out there with the help of Trevor and Morris who guided them the path of maze. The next day, Wenwu reaches Ta Lo and gets in a fight with Shang Chi and village occupants which concluded in a great disaster. So what happens in Ta Lo and US, you have to find out.
Dialogues, music and direction
The dialogues are typical and usual, but loved the waggery part. Music is soothing as well rocking. Ahhhh….. what to say about the direction, gorgeously choreographed action sequences which will definitely blew your minds. Worth appreciating work done by the makers of the movie.
I personally never gets disappointed by the performance of the casts, especially when we are talking about any English movie or series. Incredible performance by Simu Liu who played the role of Shang Chi. Besides him, Awkwafina is quite funny and witty together with Ben Kingsley. The rest of the cast also gave acclaiming performances.
Shang Chi is a fabulous movie that can be watched not just by Avengers’ lovers, but non-avenger fan too. Well it has a simple humane father-son tale, but is beautifully executed and projected. Definitely a theatrical watch.
Disclaimer: The above review solely illustrates the views of the writer.