Superhero comic books were an inseparable part of their lives for the 70s or 80s or 90s born children. Be it DC or Marvel, the superhero universe created by these two publication houses has a huge and loyal fan following worldwide. While DC introduced superheroes like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, Marvel brought their own superheroes into the market, which includes Spiderman, Ironman, and Black Widow.
After the introduction of Marvel in 1961, the superhero universe gained momentum, and the world witnessed the first full-length feature film of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Iron Man, in 2008. From May 2008 to July 2021, 23 MCU films have found their way to cinemas, and one film managed to get an OTT screen. And to carry the legacy forward came the latest MCU film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a treat for cinema lovers.
Shang-Chi, the son of the leader of Ten Rings Organization Xu Wenwu, lives in San Francisco as “Shaun” as a valet after witnessing the heinous crimes of his father and his organization. However, destiny brings him back to his father as a prisoner of Ten Rings and his best friend, Katy, and sister Xialing. With the help of Morris, the trio managed to return to Ta Lao, their village, where Wenwu threatened to create havoc to “bring back” his dead wife, Ying Li.
The gang reached Ta Lao before Wenwu. They meet Ying Nan, Li’s sister, who narrates the tale of soul-consuming Dweller-in-Darkness, who was defeated and sealed by the Great Protector of the village. Nan believes that Dweller-in-Darkness is manipulating Wenwu, so he opens the sealed gate to regain his power.
The lead trio train hard for the upcoming battle. Will Shang-Chi and the gang be able to stand against two mighty villains? Writer Dave Callaham answered it most extravagantly in the climax.
Worth Watching in Theatres?
Since its opening day, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are taking the world by storm. The much-awaited MCU film is enjoying appreciation from the audience. While the critics lauded the film for its impeccable storyline, next-to-perfect casting, and engaging screenplay, they criticized the CGI of the film, which seemed childish, silly, and dragging. Keeping the CGI aside, the film is considered ‘among the best of MCU’ by the audience, which is evident from the whooping first-day box office collections of the film.
This Destin Daniel Cretton directed film collected a massive 29.6 million USD on its opening day. As of September 6, the worldwide collection of the film stands at 139.7 million USD. All-in-all, this visual extravaganza is a treat for the audience amidst the ongoing pandemic and is definitely worth watching.
Like previous MCU feature films, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a visual treat for the eyes. This Simu Liu starrer, which hit the silver screen on September 3, 2021, is a visual experience like never before for the viewers. It is advised to watch the film in theatres to enjoy the film to the core.
However, if you wish to postpone your visit to cinema halls, you can still access the film at Disney +. However, you have to wait for another 45 days for it to get online access to the film. Stay tuned for more updates.