Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Loving the #positive #Asian role models in Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings #Review #entertainment #spon #ShangChi #2021HolidayGiftGuide

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Oohh, I echo what I would say most of the Asian population are murmuring. It's finally time for an Asian Super Hero and so we were so excited when we heard Shang-Chi would be coming to the big screens. It has now debuted on all major digital and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 30. We enjoyed a digital screener at home and it was so much fun.

Marvel movies are always a fan-favorite in our home but it was so amusing to watch my preschooler enraptured in a fully packed Asian film.

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must face the past he thought he left behind and confront his father, leader of the dangerous Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, and Florian Munteanu, with Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan and Tony Leung as Xu Wenwu.

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings Bonus Features include:
-Gag Reel – Seriously, one of my favorite things of any film.
-Deleted Scenes
-Building a Legacy – Go behind the scenes and explore Shang-Chi’s explosive debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
-Family Ties – A deep dive into the rich but complicated legacy of Shang-Chi and Xu Wenwu.
-Audio Commentary – View the film with Audio Commentary by Destin Daniel Cretton and Dave Callaham.


Run time: 132 min
Rating: PG 13

Shang Chi Review
For me, this film brought together known Asian movie stars as well as a nice blend of new and semi-new Asians from the Hollywood circuit of actors and actresses. Awkwafina is her usual hilarious self. The story line was quite beautiful and we found it hard to hate on Tony Leung's role as Xu Wenwu. Despite being partially biased towards Tony Leung as one of Asia's acting greats, his bad guy role was actually heartbreaking and touching. We loved the cameos from Wong and of course the Easter eggs.

There were also some known Asian martial artists actors and actresses that graced the big screens and were a pleasant surprise to the overall movie. Overall, we had a great family movie night watching it. The sporadic humor brought to the screen was a fantastic. Watching the characters find themselves and reconnect with family also brought warmth during this holiday season. Plus, props for the actors/actresses and their pride in bringing Asian culture and pride to the forefront, something that I personally feel needs to be represented more in Hollywood! I love that it gives our kids something to look up to.

This is such a fun action movie that it would make for a perfect Christmas gift for any Marvel movie lover!

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