Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021 film)

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a 2021 American superhero film, starring Simu Liu as the titular character. It is the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The movie stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng'er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Ronny Chieng, Yuen Wah, with Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Written by Dave Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham, based on the character Shang-Chi created by Steve Englehart, and Jim Starlin.
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Xu Shang-Chi[edit]

  • You trained your son to be a killer. Is this what you wanted?!

Xu Wenwu / The Mandarin[edit]

Xu Xialing[edit]

  • I wasn't allowed to train with the boys. But I watched everything they did and taught myself to do it better.

Other characters[edit]

  • Wong: That hurt, Emil! Want me to show you how it feels? [before knocking out Emil "Abomination" Blonsky in the underground fights in Macau]
  • Ying Nan: You are a product of all who came before you, the legacy of your family. You are your mother. And whether you like it or not, you are also your father.
  • Ying Li: [to her son] Lead with your breath. Look into your heart, the light and the dark. To know yourself, you must face them both.


[Shang-Chi and Katy meet his estranged sister Xialing]
Katy: You started an underground fight ring in Macau when you were 16 years old?
Xialing: If my dad won't let me into his empire, I'm gonna build my own.

[Shang-Chi, Xialing, and Katy meet Trevor Slattery]
Trevor Slattery: Well, some time ago, I was offered the role of a terrorist. I know, facile, trite, I couldn't agree more. But times were lean, you know what I mean? Anyway, the producer told me he worked for the BBC. But, ironic twist, it turns out he, in fact, was a terrorist. And I wasn't playing a character at all, but what I now recognize to be a rather unflattering portrait of your father. We all got our just desserts. The producer got blown up by Iron Man, and I served time in federal prison, which turned out to be the best thing for me. I got clean, I rediscovered my passion.
Shang-Chi: And then my dad broke you out
Trevor: Exactly!
Shang-Chi: …to kill you?
Trevor: Exactly!

[meeting Trevor's strange companion]
Trevor: You can see Morris?
Katy: Morris?
Trevor: Oho, Morris! They can see you! You're real! All this time I thought I was hallucinating him. Oh, this is fab news.
Katy: Where's his face?
[Morris makes a sound like he's insulted]
Trevor: He's a bit sensitive about that.

[Wenwu and the Ten Rings have entered Ta Lo, to a hostile response]
Guang Bo: The sins of your past would have destroyed this place!
Wenwu: Be careful how you speak to me, young man. I have eaten more salt than you have had rice in your life!

[as the Dweller-in-Darkness and its minions descend upon Ta Lo]
Xialing: If we're going to survive this, we have to work together!
Razor Fist: Do you really think I'm going to fall for that?
Ying Nan: Your weapons are useless against them!
Razor Fist: We don't need your help! We are the mighty Ten Rings! And—
[a Soul Eater plucks Death Dealer from the ground and devours his soul; only Nan's dragonscale blade keeps Razor Fist from meeting the same fate]
Razor Fist: [understandably shaken] W-w-we should work together.

About Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021 film)[edit]

  • Oh you didn’t know the famous Marvel super hero Shang Chi? That is fine as no one else does either except the comic book store guy from the ’90s. This movie isn’t for you.
  • This film is not for you non-Asians. It is an immigrant’s tale just updated for the post-Hart-Cellar wave. What’s sad is that the fantastic messaging of honoring family, considering your life as a product of thousands of years of history, cherishing tradition and loving your family is only A-OK for a non-white Hollywood vehicle. The paternal antagonist is given a nuanced portrayal. You will not see this in the standard, be yourself, dad is bad, and reject family/past offerings from Hollywood.
  • This film was also blatant pandering for the China market. The film opens with a Chinese narration for a good chunk of time to the point where my thirteen year old son asked if this would all be in Chinese. This makes the CCP blocking of Shang Chi all the more delicious. Disney made the film equivalent of groveling for Chinese bucks and is denied buckets of cash. Just desserts.


  • Jodi Long as Mrs. Chen
  • Dallas Liu as Ruihua
  • Paul He as Chancellor Hui
  • Andy Le as Death Dealer
  • Stephanie Hsu as Soo
  • Kunal Dudheker as John
  • Zach Cherry as Klev
  • Jade Xu as Helen
  • Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky / Abomination
  • Bruce Banner and Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
  • Dee Baker as the voice of Morris

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