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Thread: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ring (Destin Daniel Cretton)

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    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ring (Destin Daniel Cretton)

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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why havenít entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    I love the idea of the rings being these big arm rings instead of finger rings...but every time I watch trailer and they float off the arms I raise an eyebrow. How does that work? Wasn't every ring a different element or something? Why does it look like lightning v fire? Do they have all the rings and they pick one that lights up the others? Its looks odd. I'll obviously wait to see film to judge.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I love the idea of the rings being these big arm rings instead of finger rings...but every time I watch trailer and they float off the arms I raise an eyebrow. How does that work? Wasn't every ring a different element or something? Why does it look like lightning v fire? Do they have all the rings and they pick one that lights up the others? Its looks odd. I'll obviously wait to see film to judge.
    This is (sorta) explained in an after credits scene.
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why havenít entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    This is (sorta) explained in an after credits scene.
    I'm not really complaining and I'm certainly no expert on these characters, just base knowledge and curious.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I'm not really complaining and I'm certainly no expert on these characters, just base knowledge and curious.
    Every ring was a different alien being in the comics. But in the movie the implication is they are [
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    No shit?! I didn't know that about comics part. Dope.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    No shit?! I didn't know that about comics part. Dope.
    I might be phrasing that wrong but I'm pretty sure each ring possessed the power of a single cosmic entity. We need Arya to confirm though.
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why havenít entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    This is bottom-tier MCU for me. While the worldbuilding is cool, Tony Leung is great and the movie homages almost every filmmaking style of Asian cinema, it exists as a mishmash of tones, Simu Liu is inconsistent in the lead role, the jokes really sap any suspense out of the action sequences and while the film succeeds in manifesting Shang-Chi's inner conflict about being the son of a ruthless warlord visually through flashbacks, he rarely feels like the main focus of what's basically diluted into a cliche-riddled fish out of water story. As much as it deserves to be celebrated for what it's done for Asian representation in American media, it deserves to be criticized for its shortcomings as a movie. What a letdown.
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    Quote Quoting Ivan Drago (view post)
    This is bottom-tier MCU for me. While the worldbuilding is cool, Tony Leung is great and the movie homages almost every filmmaking style of Asian cinema, it exists as a mishmash of tones, Simu Liu is inconsistent in the lead role, the jokes really sap any suspense out of the action sequences and while the film succeeds in manifesting Shang-Chi's inner conflict about being the son of a ruthless warlord visually through flashbacks, he rarely feels like the main focus of what's basically diluted into a cliche-riddled fish out of water story. As much as it deserves to be celebrated for what it's done for Asian representation in American media, it deserves to be criticized for its shortcomings as a movie. What a letdown.
    These are my thoughts on it too Ivan. I never went into details, but every sentence you wrote is how I feel about it.
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    I thought this was lots of fun. The cliche storyline is obvious, and there are some baffling (I guess) leftovers from some previous version (the masked fighter?!), but I enjoyed the whole cast and the design of everything was great (except for the generic enemy). Shoutout to the clearly choreographed martial arts fights, as well. All in all, I'm more likely to rewatch this than many of the "better" MCU titles.

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