Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review

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Shang-Chi, the master of weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization.

Why did I come to this movie again?

The movie promised plenty of awesome Kung-Fu action! And some funny stuff.

5 of 5

Characters

There were no big surprises from the characters. I did like the twisted family dynamics, as well as Shaun and Katy’s relationship. Awkwafina is sometimes annoying, but she did a great job in this.

4 of 5

Did I care what happened?

For the most part, yes. I wasn’t on the edge of my seat, but we had a horrible audience that was super annoying (see the end of the review) so I’m not sure I can fairly judge this category.

4 of 5

Plot Holes

If you consider it’s a Marvel, Kung-Fu movie, then of course there are going to be plot holes. Big ones. Like how come they could bury the gate at the end and have it be fine? Why didn’t they reinforce it?

4 of 5

How many times did I yawn?

None that I remember. The hubby mostly stayed awake. Honestly, the family dynamics alone were enough to keep me watching.

5 of 5

Cool Factor

Great visuals. Fun story. I enjoyed watching this one.

4 of 5

The End

Other than the gate thing, the end was fine. The resolution with his sister surprised me a little, but not totally.

4 of 5

Overall Enjoyment

I basically got what I expected with this one. Which, I have to admit, is a bit more than I expect from other movies because it’s Marvel. I need to watch it again without the distractions.

5 of 5

Total: 35

That’s a Brown Belt!

The distraction:

We saw a Saturday matinee of this movie. The theater was pretty full when I got my tickets online, but I was kind of excited about that because it usually gives a good audience experience with their reactions.

Unfortunately, the two rows in front of us filled up with a very rowdy group of teens and tweens. A huge, family birthday party maybe? Two dozen cousins and four adults? That’s what the numbers felt like.

I tried to be optimistic, hoping they would get into the movie and cheer and such.

This didn’t happen. After thirty minutes most of them got bored, and that’s when the popcorn started flying. Annoying? Yes.

…but wait, there’s more…

A group of four or five teens behind us—unrelated to the first group—talked through huge chunks of the movie. Then they had the audacity to tell the larger group to shut up. Loudly.

For the love…doesn’t anyone teach their kids how to act? (I know, kids do what they want.)

The large group in front of us was made up of Pacific Islanders, which I would normally be excited about because I know the parents usually have high expectations for the behavior of their kids. No idea where any of that was in the theater.

So, yeah, I need to see it again. I still enjoyed the show, but I think I’d like it more without the distractions.

And no, we didn’t complain to the theater. They would have given us free tickets, but I figured why punish them for the behavior of some dumb kids? Now if I could have gotten the absent parents to pay for the tickets, I’d have been all over that.


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