Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ★★★

The dialogue in the beginning was so on-the-nose that it pissed me off, and the editing wasn’t helping. However, the sequences on the bus and the scaffolding were very fun, and in general it’s nice to see big-budget action with wides and no quick-cut editing. The martial arts were nice to see. Simu Liu was also a solid leading man.

The third act devolves a bit too much into a CGI mess, and it annoyed me that the final big moment of the climactic fight was clearly generated in a computer and not a hands-on fight like the ones we got earlier in the film.

Overall, definitely better than the blander MCU entries, but not quite as good as the franchise’s heights. I hope this isn’t the only Marvel movie from here on out with this new type of fighting style.

Hearing a Saweetie song in the post-credits scene was weird. Suddenly I have a craving for McDonald’s. 6/10.