First Reactions To Shang-Chi Hit Social Media
Full reviews are coming later, but here's what the critics are saying after first seeing it.
Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be released nationwide on September 3, but it recently had its theatrical premiere in Los Angeles. While that means the rest of us will still have to hang in and wait for a few more weeks to see it, the good news there is Angelenos, including critics and folks in the movie industry, seem to be loving it.
The most praised aspect of the film is the action sequences--which shouldn't come as a shock to fans who have been following Marvel movies all this time. And also, if you're able to (safely) see the movie come September, many have confirmed there is a post-credits scene.
#ShangChi director Destin Daniel Cretton brought something so fresh to the MCU. So much style and heart. The action is just absurdly epic.@SimuLiu is a legend. He nails the action sequences, brings the heart, and has great timing with @awkwafina. Bravo! pic.twitter.com/frQGscBBlF— 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
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
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings earns the title of the best superhero film of 2021 so far. The action scenes are simply spectacular, especially the train & skyscraper scene. Best martial arts I’ve seen in a long time. Simu Liu & Awkwafina are terrific. #ShangChi pic.twitter.com/M0EEMJqKu3— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) August 17, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be followed by Eternals in November and Spider-Man: No Way Home in December. Beyond that, Marvel has lots more films lined up for 2022 and 2023, including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and The Marvels.