(ESP-ENG) Es Shang-Chi de las mejores películas de Marvel? // Is Shang-Chi one of Marvel's best movies?
Hello friends, good vibes to all.
Here we are again talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a couple of months ago was released one of the films that make up phase 4 of this new journey that will take the Marvel superheroes. I had this film pending to see and if there is someone who is a fan of this world is me plus everyone who has seen it has spoken quite well of it the truth.
Marvel has accustomed us to very good movies that are by far superior to those of DC Comics for example and I wanted to check if this one maintained that premise and after having seen it we can say that yes, that rule is still maintained. Shang-Chi was a very pleasant surprise since for me it is one of the best movies that explain the origin of a Marvel superhero so let's talk a little bit about what this story is about.
This film begins with Xu Wenwu (Tony Leung) who is a criminal mind from China who gets hold of the ten powerful rings and all the power that comes with possessing them, all with the purpose of increasing his domain, strength and authority in the whole world. This power I am talking about, besides being a supernatural and mystical one, is protected by a vast organization entirely dedicated to evil and chaos.
It is then when Shang-Chi appears, Wenwu's son, who being far away from his origins is found by his father through this nefarious organization to find him to join him. At this point there are many things that our protagonist does not understand and that is why he decides to go to look for his sister because he fears that his father is after her and also understand a little of what is really happening.
At this point in the film we have already witnessed a good dose of hand-to-hand combat, we have entered into context with the historical and magical part of these ten rings and we have managed to understand a little how the desire for power and pure love can be a great engine for a person to do good or evil depending on what he chooses as a motivation for life. And much of the background of this film is to realize that there will always be a good side and a bad one and even if the reasons are the right ones, you have to know how to differentiate which is which.
One of the things I liked the most is the depth of the story and how everything has a sense, that is, it is not a simple story but they take you little by little through flashbacks so that we can understand. Oriental stories always have a different appeal that for some reason, when they are well approached, manage to catch the viewer and Shang-Chi is proof of this. Undoubtedly we are facing a new superhero who, together with Doctor Strange, are the most interesting ones so far.
Shang-Chi is starred by Simu Liu and I must say that his level in martial arts is quite surprising, I knew he was good but not that good. Because yes, this is a purely action movie where what predominates are the VERY GOOD fight scenes, the top I've seen and Marvel has not been characterized much by this type of content but honestly with this adaptation did it big.
The cast is completed by Katy (Awkwafina) and our hero's sister, Xialing (Meng'er Zhang). One of Marvel's trademarks is the comedy in their scripts and we also see that here from Katy, Shang-Chi's friend, who is the fresh character of the story and the one in charge of relaxing the atmosphere when the tension is present. If you ask me, it's a good cast, there wasn't a character that let me down or left me wanting a little more than I should have.
The "villain" is Wenwu. I put it in quotes because when you see it you will be the ones to decide if he was really a bad person. The thing is that whatever view everyone has of this character it was his nuances and dualities, for better or worse, that made this story what it is.
To finish and just to make the corresponding section the effects and animations are a resounding 10/10, Marvel almost never disappoints in this department. There are many scenes that one takes for granted because they apparently have no work behind them and it is especially in those scenes where you can appreciate the incredible visual cleanliness of this film.
Having said almost everything and as I express in the title of this publication, in my humble opinion we are facing one of the best movies Marvel has ever produced. Why? - Because it is simply different from what has been seen before, it has an attractive story, it is brutally entertaining and it is evident that there is a good martial art.
Do I recommend it? - WITHOUT A DOUBT. It's not the typical superhero story, personally what got me is all the background behind the origin and everything that can be exploited in the future. It has a duration of a little over two hours and is available on Disney Plus. I give it a 9/10 and because as I have always said, perfection does not exist. I leave you with the trailer to immerse yourself in this amazing story.
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Well my people that's all for today, I hope you liked it.
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