Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings: Impressions and Review


Iris Lee

Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings, the newest Marvel movie, debuted on September 3. This movie was heavily under-advertised, which caused it to go under in the opening Friday and Saturday. However, throughout the course of the weekend, more people gained interest in the film and the movie shattered the box office on Monday, September 6, and racked in a total of $71.4 million, making it one of the most successful solo Marvel movies in the opening weekend.

“[Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings] puts martial arts and Asian-influenced fantasy elements on display in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time,” said Brian Truitt, USA Today.

The plot of the film begins with Shaun, the main character played by Simu Liu, sitting on the bus with his friend Katy, played by Awkwafina, when the villain, Razorfist, steals Shaun’s mother’s pendant, and Shaun has no choice but to fly to China to take it back. The twist is Shaun is actually Shang-Chi, an assassin for the Ten-Rings Army. Between all the twists, turns, fights, monsters, and villains, this movie is truly an exciting superhero movie.

“I thought I could change my name, start a new life. But I could never escape his shadow,” said Shang-Chi, in Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021).