Critics give “Shang-Chi” extremely positive reviews


“‘Shang-Chi’ certainly deserves credit as a revolutionary stage in performance.”

Marvel’s first Asian film Shang-Chi extremely attracts positive reviews.

Todd Gilchrist of TheWrap said in his review: “If Marvel Studios has so far made slow progress in developing solo adventures for its many colored superheroes, it takes another, if not as big, step as Black Panther, with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ring of Tens, a film that draws both on the lexicon of 50 years of Hong Kong action films and on the thematic masterpiece of the MCU’s origin stories.

Movie’s Rohan Patel called the film a “real triumph for Marvel Studios” and the Oliver Jones from the Observer describe Shang-Chi as a “revolutionary step in representation in the making of mega-budget films”.

Ron Seoul-Oh from POC Culture said the film made Asian Americans “finally feel like part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Laura Sirikul from IGN particularly appreciated stars Simu liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung who collectively “bring many-faceted characters to life.”

“Despite the rhythm problems, [the movie] is an extremely entertaining step in the right direction for Asian representation.

Hoai-Tran Bui from Slashfilm described the antagonistic portrayal of Leung as “the best ‘villain’ in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date.”

Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings opens in theaters Friday, September 3.

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