Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
★☆☆☆☆
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The great indie filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton, who gave us Short Term 12 and Just Mercy, "graduates" to blockbuster status with this tale of the reluctant scion of a mysterious, mystical Chinese organization, but Cretton brings none of the subtlety or depth of character present in his prior movies to the MCU.

While this is the first Marvel movie with an Asian director and predominantly Asian cast, it follows the same banal formula as most of their interchangeable narratives with wisecracking characters constantly undercutting the stakes of the bloodless battles, practically immortal superheroes fighting each other to the death, and indestructible monsters that are somehow easily vanquished.

Martial Arts movies were so much better when all you could do with CGI was hide the wires!

Directed by Destin Cretton
Produced by Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz

Screenplay by Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, and Andrew Lanham
Story by Dave Callaham and Destin Daniel Cretton
Based on the comic series Shang-Chi created by by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin

With: Simu Liu, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Awkwafina, Ben Kingsley, Meng'er Zhang, Fala Chen, Michelle Yeoh, Wah Yuen, Florian Munteanu, Andy Le, Paul W. He, Jayden Zhang, Elodie Fong, Arnold Sun, Benedict Wong, Brie Larson, and Mark Ruffalo

Cinematography: Bill Pope
Editing: Nat Sanders, Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir, and Harry Yoon
Music: Joel P. West

Runtime: 110 min
Release Date: 03 September 2021
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
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