Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Published November 12, 2021

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Film info

  • Title Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Director Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Year 2021
  • Run time 2hrs 12m
  • Genres Adventure, Fantasy, Action
  • Tagline You can't outrun your destiny

Shang-Chi must face the past he thought he left behind and confront his father, leader of the dangerous Ten Rings organisation.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:06 Why does this rings guy need the rest of the army if he’s so powerful alone?
6:42 She has Matrix skillz.
9:13 “I left those powers behind, but what I got is so much better.” IS IT?
12:14 “It’s the art of confusion, it works really well on stupid people.”
12:56 Still too soon to talk about the blip!!
17:43 The jacketography in this fight is epic.
29:16 Bus Boy is not the nickname you want.
30:59 How did Wong end up here?
40:47 Loving this scaffold fight.
48:23 Mandarin reference.
56:43 “You’re going toward that noise?”
58:20 TREVOR!
1:04:58 This is far more Fast & Furious than I thought it was going to be.
1:14:51 I’m having only mild affinity with Katy right now.
1:29:07 It’s very beautiful by the water there, jealous. Not so jealous of the weirdo creatures wandering around.
1:33:54 I do not understand the sister’s weapon, but I love it!
1:39:58 Machete man is very resourceful.
1:54:59 Mr C complaining about the physics of the flying dragon-snake.
1:56:53 Floating lanterns much better than airborne ones.


The length of the title of this film made me nervous, but I shouldn’t have been because it’s a top notch Marvel movie, and a great set of new characters to get on board with. I enjoyed it, and particularly liked the fact our main two protagonists were friends from start to finish. There were a few questions on some of the plot points but nothing so irritating to ruin the story.

In fact, the only real downside was, as always, the massive ten minutes of CGI at the end. At least this time it was in context with the story and had a purpose but I still could have done without it - especially because the fight scenes and stunts for the previous 90 minutes were INCREDIBLE. It didn’t need it. But anyway, loved it.

Rating: 5 / 5

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