This is Simu Liu’s moment, and after a long and enthusiastic wait, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has finally hit the big screen exclusively – 95%. Apparently its debut is turning out to be above the expectations of the same Disney and Marvel Studios executives, because until last week they still referred to this project as an experiment to verify what was the best projection strategy for their future releases.
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Although it was hinted that they would use this film because it is a new and unknown character, now that it has been released for a couple of days it is expected that its collection will mark a record at the box office within the pandemic premieres. So far, it has already surpassed the debut of Fast and Furious 9 – 65%, which on its opening night grossed USD $ 7.1 million in the United States, while Destin Daniel Cretton’s film grossed USD $ 8.8 million on Thursday night.
Liu has shown that more than an actor who joined one of the most powerful franchises, he is a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so having his own movie is still a dream. He has always defended his character, and has invited the public to be part of this adventure that introduces us to a new world within the universe that we already know quite well.
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Beyond the enthusiasm of being a superhero now, the actor has also been moved by the response that the film is having to the critics, but above all by the response of the public, who defines the path of the new characters according to the impact that generate. This has not only been reflected in the comments of social networks, but also in the ratings it has received on platforms such as Rotten Tomatoes, where, so far, it has received a 98% rating from the audience, the same result that Liu proudly shared on your Instagram account. On other platforms such as IMDb it achieved 8.1 / 10, while on Metracritic it has a user rating of 7.5 with generally favorable comments.
Its near-perfect rating goes hand in hand with the 92% it has received from critics, although this may still undergo changes in the coming days. Some experts like Peter Debruge speculate that the impact of the film could be almost equal to that of Black Panther – 90% when it was released in 2018, although the character of Chadwick Boseman had his introduction in Captain America: Civil War – 90% and Shang-Chi goes straight to a solo movie.
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Its positive impact seeks the path of empowering an Asian superhero with whom many children, and the general public, will be able to identify. On the other hand, the protagonist had already made known his interest in joining the Avengers team at some point, while Kevin Feige promised that there were still many plans for the hero. This morning the president of Marvel Studios gave indications that it could happen by remembering the post-credits scene of Iron Man – The Man of Iron – 93% and the first meeting between Tony Stark and Nick Fury.
Among the public comments that have stood out so far, there are those who rate it as one of the best Marvel films so far, noting that, despite having a basic plot within the world of superheroes, the development of the characters and the fight scenes are his greatest virtues. This is the first character in the MCU to be a martial arts expert, and his cultural context will undoubtedly generate great things as well.