Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings Spoiler/Rating Thread!!!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by LaxScrutiny, Aug 24, 2021.

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Chi Strength Rating:

  1. A+ Grandmaster

    8 vote(s)
    14.5%
  2. A

    13 vote(s)
    23.6%
  3. A-

    12 vote(s)
    21.8%
  4. B+ Master

    14 vote(s)
    25.5%
  5. B

    4 vote(s)
    7.3%
  6. B-

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  7. C+ Disciple

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. C

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  9. C-

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. D+ Apprentice

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. D

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. D-

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. F Kid everyone beats up

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. theenglish

    theenglish Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I just saw the movie this afternoon. I was ... impressed. I don't say that lightly.

    As a fan of Kim's Convenience, a program that resonates strongly with my family, I was happily surprised by Simu Liu's acting in this film. He really embodied the character. I loved that it showed its respect for the martial arts genre while adopting it into the MCU. I also loved that it subverted expectations for Southeast Asian characters in movies. Katy was absolutely wonderful--I remember that people here were concerned about stereotypes based on the original trailer, but she was a total badass and vulnerable at the same time. The portrayal of children of immigrants who grow up in a new culture was spot on. She was a person of two worlds who felt like she didn't really belong in either. I loved how she defied the expectations that had been placed on her and created her own destiny. For me, she was the star of the film.

    I loved how the movie could have been a smashing success without the MCU label attached. At its heart, it was a martial arts move rather than a super-hero movie.

    For its place in the MCU, it wasn't just a retread of previous movies. It had its own unique feel, and didn't even feel like an MCU film in my opiniion.

    As for Liu, by the time the bus scene came around I wasn't even thinking of his role in Kim's Convenience. He embodied the Shang-Chi character and really did his own thing. He is a great guy and I hope that this is the start of a spectacular film career for him.

    I'm sure, like with most MCU films, I will start to see the cracks in it when I watch it again, but I believe in judging a movie by how I feel when I leave the theatre and this film made me feel great.
     
  2. Kor

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    I enjoyed this a lot. Except for Katy's grating voice.

    Was Abomination's design a little different here? I didn't remember him being quite so "fishy" with those fins. But it's been a while since I saw "The Incredible Hulk."

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  3. Timelord Victorious

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    It's been years. Right?
     
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    Looks like a good blend and easy to explain with further transmutations going on after TIH.
    I mean, we only saw him for 20 minutes or so after Blonsky jumped into that chair. He wasn’t quite done yet abominating.
     
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  7. StCoop

    StCoop Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I wonder if it's going to turn out that the Rings were created by Phastos from the Eternals?
     
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  8. DigificWriter

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    That would be really cool.
     
  9. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    I thought the same especially since he had glowing arm rings several times during his building of stuff.
     
  10. Turtletrekker

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    Now streaming on Disney Plus.
     
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  11. Turtletrekker

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    Well, I watched the entire "Trevor Trilogy" last night. The MCU needs more Trevor.

    Due to the coronavirus, this is the first MCU movie since The Incredible Hulk that I did not see in the movie theater. Black Widow came out during a small window where we were safe to be out in public without masks, and I still waited until the Monday morning after opening weekend when there was only four other people in the theater.

    I really enjoyed it and the world building that it added to the MCU in general. The ending was a little over long and should have been cut short after Wenwu's death. Loved Akwafina.

    My fear coming away is that they are turning shang-chi into something he is not, namely an upper tier power level superhero. I hope that the mystery of the rings is resolved in whatever Avengers level story they are obviously building up to with Wong, Bruce and Carol, and that in the sequel, Shang-Chi is "just" the greatest martial arts master on the planet again.

    Also, I loved Wong singing karaoke. The MCU needs more of that kind of stuff.
     
  12. The Nth Doctor

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    Damn, no extras at all!

    At least there's an Assembled episode. I'll probably watch that tonight.

    Absolutely on both counts!!
     
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    ^ No extras but that Assembled is over an hour long. And an IMAX version to sample.
     
  14. The Nth Doctor

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    Over an hour long but worth every minute. That was probably the best Assembled episode yet. They really dug in deep into the production and focused heavily on how impactful the film is for everyone involved.
     
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  15. wayoung

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    Well, it was an MCU movie, with all the pluses and minuses that brings. Getting pretty bored with the look and style of them. I think the MCU peaked with Ragnarok.

    For the amount of money they spent on this film the CGI is wonky as hell. Especially during the bus fight. I had thought this movie was supposed to be more about the practical effects & stunts, but I guess not. Same with the fight scenes, I thought this was supposed to be different, but its still the same CGI enhanced bloodless killing of dozens of faceless enemies.

    Was the Fish faced thing Wong fought Abomination? I didn't make out what Wing called it, but it kinda looked like Abomination with a heavy redesign.

    Were the peoples souls released when the bad dragon died? Or were they destroyed when it ate them?

    I had to google to see if Ta Lo was the same place as Iron Fist went to. Mystical Chinese city only accessible at specific times, guarded by a warrior that got their power from a dragon....

    Michelle Yeoh is showing up in a lot of stuff as a side character/mentor recently. She's always the best part of whatever it is she's in.

    Simu and the rest of the cast were fine. It's a Marvel movie, not exactly a test of their range. Was hoping for a cameo from Andrew Phung or Paul Sun-Hyung Lee since he's already in the Disney stable. Oh well.

    There are a lot of Aliens who kept wanting to invade and destroy Earth. I wonder what it is about this place:shrug:
     
  16. F. King Daniel

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    Trevor showing up was the film's emotional climax. Unfortunately it carried on for another hour.

    Marvel seems so formulaic and generic to me now. It's pretty and it was fun but, other than Trevor I already don't remember much of it.
     
  17. LaxScrutiny

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    I'm sorry to say it's you. They're after you. Keep your head down bro.
     
  18. Saul

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    That making of was really great. Just goes to show how much goes into these movies and especially what went into this one.
     
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  19. kirk55555

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    I found this to be a solid movie. It was a bit too long (they probably could have cut 20 minutes from it easily), and the monster threat was a bit unimpressive, but I still liked it a lot. A good story with a great cast (I even liked Awkwafina's character, which is a first because I usually find her to be really obnoxious), and probably the best fighting action in the MCU. I really hope we get more.

    I voted B, which to me would be a 8/10. With a bit better pacing I'd rate it higher, but its still a very good movie as is.
     
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