Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers series takes on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, MCU’s well-received action film starring Simu Liu.
The honest trailer for Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings takes on Marvel’s first martial arts hero ever on screen – at least when one ignores Iron Fist. After being delayed for several months by the coronavirus pandemic, Shang-Chi finally got its cinema premiere in early September and quickly became one of the biggest films of the year. Destin Daniel Cretton directed the origin story, which was hailed by many as one of the very best in MCU. Shang-Chi became both a critical and financial success and earned over $ 418 million worldwide at the time of writing.
Kim’s convenience star Simu Liu plays Shang-Chi, a martial arts champion who was trained by his father Wenwu (Tony Leung) from a young age to be an assassin. 10 years after running away from the family business – also known as the criminal organization The Ten Rings – Shang-Chi is pulled home to confront his past. He gets help from his best friend Katy (Awkwafina) and sister Xialing (Meng’er Zhang), who both turn out to be crucial allies in the latest clash with Wenwu.
Shang-Chi recently arrived at Disney + for free, thus opening the door for Screen Junkies to make it the subject of their latest honest trailer. The video makes fun of MCU’s previous attempts to appeal to the Asian audience, and the last time it tried to focus on a martial arts champion (Netflix show Iron fist) while acknowledging that Shang-Chi is a pretty good movie. Of course, it’s not without lots of well-known Marvel troops either, as the honest trailer also points out. Check it out below.
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Shang-Chi still finds ways to weave into MCU’s typical brand of humor and its love of third-act CGI-heavy fighting. The latter suit in particular is one that is often criticized, and it is admittedly one of Shang-Chi‘s disadvantages. Fortunately, the film has some great assets in the form of both Liu and Leung, who performed excellently as the vulnerable son and father-couple at the center of the film. Leungs Wenwu in particular has been cited as one of the best Marvel villains to date.
Shang-Chi is not the only MCU film to be released this year, but it is the most successful yet. Between its box office total – which stands as the highest in 2021 on the domestic hit list – and brilliant reviews, Shang-Chi have managed to get ahead of them as Black widow and Eternal. This bodes well for the future of Simu Liu’s character, especially as the audience is likely to see much more of him. Shang-Chi is here to stay.
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