“Shang Chi and the Legend Of The Ten Rings” Review

Shang Chi is the first superhero movie to star an Asian in a lead role.


The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the largest movie franchises of all time, starting in 2002 with Spider-Man. Now, the MCU is in its Fourth Phase, with new movies like Spider-Man No Way Home and Eternals as well as Disney+ shows like Wandavision and Moonknight. One of those new movies in this new phase is Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings.

Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, is a film about how Shang-Chi has to return to his forgotten past when he comes in contact with his father Wen Wu, who is the leader of The Ten Rings, a highly dangerous terrorist organization.

I really enjoyed this movie.  It was a great emotional movie that also showcases the full potential of Marvel Studios. The movie shows Shang’s traumatic past, being raised and taught to be able to kill a man at the young age of seven, going through mental and physical pain along the way. All this training pays later off, being shown in the amazingly choreographed fight scenes, which are some of the best fight scenes in all of Marvel. 

Some things did not satisfy me though were the corny humor in the movie, the mother’s death, and how The Ten Rings’ past actions were not talked about more. 

Aside from my opinion, I wanted to get another opinion from somebody else, and I got one from my good friend David Guzman, another viewer of the MCU as well as a student editor for our website.  David thought the beginning intro was well done in how it introduces us to The Ten Rings in the past. David also liked the character Wen Wu (also known as The Mandarin), saying the character was written well, and he thought the action of the movie was “really good.”

According to David, the film was not perfect though and did have some negatives to it, like how the final fight at the village in Ta Lo was kind of weak. I had expected a better final fight, but it felt short. Also how, besides the post credit scenes, the whole movie  had no real impact on the MCU. David’s overall score for Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings is a 7/10, saying he would recommend this movie to others.

Overall, I think this is a pretty good movie, and I would rank it a 7/10 as well because this was an enjoyable film and was good, not perfect though. I would recommend this movie to other people, especially those who like heartfelt emotional films or a film with tons of combat action.