Seems like Marvel’s latest has the potential to make a few maltesers for Disney – and after what Scarlett Johansson’s lawyer is likely planning to collect from the house of mouse, it could be timely.
“Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings”, opening September 2 locally, is going against the current trend and releasing exclusively in theaters. All eyes are on whether the superhero jaunt, filmed here in Australia, can make anywhere near the biccies at the box office that Marvel films of pre-pandemic times did.
Critics who attend the film’s premiere this week are raving about the film’s superbly-choreographed action sequences and praise the screenplay – calling Dave Callaham’s libretto a better origin story than most of the other comic book movie launches we’ve seen.
Here’s some of the first blobs of feedback for the film!
#ShangChi is incredible. Like nothing we’ve seen in the mcu before, you are not prepared for it trust me. Also a darker film than I expected which is something new for marvel. Everyone is about to have a new favourite hero see this on the biggest screen you can! pic.twitter.com/byATkr0yja
— Prabh (@dipperdeep) August 17, 2021
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings is PHENOMENAL. Get hyped. Even fight scene/action sequence is better than the last. @SimuLiu fully embraces the marvel superhero role. Amazing imagery. Killer soundtrack. You’ll want to see this on the big screen. #shangchi
— Wendy Lee Szany (@WendyLeeSzany) August 17, 2021
#ShangChi is awesome. This movie hits all that Marvel does well (pacing, humor, character) and adds action like we’ve never seen from the MCU before! 👏🏻👏🏻
Lots of people are about to have a new favorite Marvel hero.
Darker than expected. Loads of fun. Integral to MCU Phase 4!👀 pic.twitter.com/YI3jkwLuq6
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) August 17, 2021
#ShangChi is an absolute triumph, unexpectedly spiritual and emotionally complex, with some of the very best action in the MCU. @SimuLiu is your new favorite Avenger and the movie’s myriad influences (everything from Jackie Chan to Hayao Miyazaki) pay off big time). Astounding.🐉 pic.twitter.com/72Yubnb4KV
— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) August 17, 2021
#shangchi is like no Marvel movie you’ve seen. Love that it opens the door to a new world that I can’t wait to see more of. @SimuLiu literally kicks so much ass and he is perfectly cast. Got to see it in @imax tonight and this is how you want to see it. Looked and sounded perfect pic.twitter.com/43SaSxfx3m
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) August 17, 2021
OK, Shang-Chi is part Shakespearen family tragedy, part mythological epic, part martial arts masterpiece. It is fucking awesome. Never expected it to be THIS good. Stay for both credit scenes. Can't believe how much I loved this movie.
— John Campea (@johncampea) August 17, 2021
while I’d love to think I’ll have an opportunity to review the film before release, the lockdown here has been extended looking that unlikely at the moment. It’s getting very difficult to cover the latest releases without links being available, I’ll tell ya.