Saturday, September 5th
Hello from the Bay Area! My brother and I decided to drive home for two days over Labor Day Weekend to see the parental units. I actually ended up seeing Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings with pops last night. There’s a brand new AMC Sunnyvale 12 down the street from the crib, and I’m geeked! I had to check it out. We used to have to always drive to AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara or AMC Cupertino 16, the latter of which is now gone.
Anyways! I feel like there’s sooo much to say about this movie, but I’ma keep it mad simple. We hit the 9:45pm showing, and it was PACKED. Literally found the last two seats up top, thank God. My dad’s older I don’t think he would have liked sitting in the front row. First off, this is a dine-in theater so they bring the food to you. Lit. And reclining chairs. Lit!
IMDB plot: Shang-Chi, the master of unarmed weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization.
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First off, this is Marvel. You can’t lose with Marvel. Off the rip, the jokes and action were on point per usual. My dad’s actually the one who told me Tony Chiu-Wai Leung is a super famous actor in China, hailing from Hong Kong. It’s crazy to think this was who my rents were watching growing up… he plays the dad in this film. The movie stars Simi Liu as the main actor, with his partner-in-crime as Awkwafina. Also the mom from Crazy Rich Asians is in this… so is Awkwafina. Shout out to Asian representation on the big screen!! Rotten Tomatoes gave this a 99%. Tuh!
shang-chi was liiiiit.
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) September 5, 2021
Everything was cool minus the fact it’s 2 hours and 12 minutes. Snooze lmao. Maybe it’s cause I had a hella intense hot yoga class beforehand, but in general I have ADD and anything over an hour 30 minutes is way too long. What else… there’s hella themes about family, revenge, etc. It was cute. I’d definitely recommend. Also think I’d like it more if I was high, but I digress. Lmk your thoughts! About to hit the gun range and let off some steam. <3