Shang-Chi

Shang-Chi

Katie McMullin, Editor In-Chief

After 13 years of film excellence, Marvel came out with “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Sept. 3. From trailers, to promotions to the movie itself, actor Simu Liu showed off his amazing acting skills, perfectly encompassing what it is to be a superhero.
He, and every single cast member, did spectacular in portraying their respective characters. I forgot I was watching a movie. Everything from the set designs to the music which contained classical Chinese music elements fit perfectly.
The score made the fight scenes much more enjoyable to watch, from the up-beat pop music to the more lyrical and string-oriented songs. The movie itself is comprised of an all-Asian cast; up until this movie release, there had not been any Asian superheroes within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and now there is an entire cast. Right off the bat, the movie takes place in China and one of the main characters is speaking Chinese, which added so much more to the movie.
It felt real, like it was happening to our own world. Each part of the movie contained elements that relate to Asian culture, which is so important for representation. The director of the film, Destin Daniel Cretton, did an amazing job highlighting culture while still sticking to an MCU theme. Even the bad guy was likable, which is a classic aspect of Marvel movies. As a whole, it was an extremely enjoyable movie that I would 100 percent watch again.