Marvel Studios has released “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”


Melanie Roloff

Marvel Studios has released a new movie called “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, an addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It is in theaters as of Sept. 3. 

Shang Chi is a new addition to the famous superhero universe. The main character and cast are asain, adding diversity to the avengers movies. The movie is about a really powerful man who gets hold of a sacred “10 rings”, a bracelet. 

According to an interview with Aminah Najafianmoon, the man tried to take over the whole world instead of doing good. One day after conquering the whole world, he tries to go to a sacred guarded magical village. On his way in, he meets a woman, and they fall in love and have two kids. The wife dies, and the dad is so upset that he goes back to his evil ways. He takes the 10 rings back and plans to get revenge for who killed his wife. He trains his son to be an assassin and sends him off alone at age 14, with the task of killing who killed his wife. This was all set up for the plot. The movie goes to modern day, where a man is working on his car with his friend, when he gets attacked, and he has to go back to China to save his sister. 

Najafianmoon’s final thoughts on the movie were that it didn’t feel like a marvel movie, she says it was a little light hearted. She also says it was a little predictable at times, but the cgi was good, and finally she says overall it was good and she would recommend it. She liked the new characters and thinks it is a good addition.

I have yet to see this movie but I am interested to see what it has to bring, and I have high hopes.