The story of the film depicts the fabric of relationships in the past, which are wrapped in sorrow and pain. However, the story begins with a tussle between two cool friends Sean (Simu Liu) and Katie (Awkwafina). These two close friends are engrossed in their family and car parking jobs when an earthquake strikes in their lives when people armed with some elusive power want to snatch Sean’s locket. As Sean fights to save his locket, bus passengers and Katie, his true identity is revealed that he is no ordinary boy but a superhero. From there, Sean is forced to confront his past, which he left behind ten years ago. In fact, ten years later, Sean receives a call from his father (Tony Leung), who is not only the leader of the Ten Rings, but a brave warrior with miraculous powers who have lived hundreds of years. In order to bring home his wife and Sean’s dead mother alive, he captures Sean, Katie and his sister. Sean learns that his father, blinded by his mother’s infatuation, has embarked on the path of evil and is about to destroy his mother’s village and open a door of evil that causes the destruction of all mankind. could. Will Sean be able to save the world from destruction by returning his father to the path of goodness? You have to watch the movie to know this.
Marvel Studios has always been a maestro when it comes to superheroes, but this season when its two web series ‘Wanda Vision’ and ‘Da Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ didn’t entice fans enough, the studio turned to another comic book super hero. The hero brought in Shang Chi and there is no doubt that director Destin Daniel Creighton has served the culture, civilization, mythological values and martial arts of the East very well. The duality of the father-son relationship is the central point of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) films and is capitalized here as well. In the first half of the film, while the hands-to-hand combat of modern martial arts gets breathless, after the intermission, when the story moves towards the magical village of Sean’s mother, the audience cannot remain unfazed by the visuals. Creighton, along with Dave Callaham, weaves an emotional story as a back story, but those emotions don’t shake that way. The climax of the film is strong in terms of fight and visuals, but the pace of the film is very fast. Yes, this story has come alive on screen with the cinematography of William Pope. The music of the film proves helpful in taking the story forward.
Simu Liu and Awkwafina’s chemistry adorns the screen depicting platonic love. Simu Liu has depicted the transformation from a common boy to a superhero very well. His innocence and agility are worth seeing. The iconic Tony Leung retains the charisma as the mighty villain. It’s fun to watch the two of them in a fight sequence with son Seemu as a tough father. His jugalbandi with Fala Chen looks good. Michelle Yeoh has been cast in a minor role.
Why see- Fans of Marvel characters and eager to know the first Asian superhero can watch this movie.