Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings: Marvel’s 1st Asian Superhero Recorded Over $400 Million Worldwide

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By: balqis
October 14, 2021

As a Marvel superfan, this year has definitely blessed us with several new film and series releases. Well, the best part is that there is more to come! Nevertheless, what excites us the most is the newly released, Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. This highly rated movie has completely exceeded our expectations, from the fight scene, storyline, superb graphics and list of cast. What’s even better is that this Marvel instalment is the first-ever Asian superhero movie. How cool is that? So, if you still haven’t got the chance to watch it yet, be prepared to be amazed.

But do continue to read at your own risk since we’re may be giving too many spoilers. Trust us, it’s no fun watching a movie when you already know the ending, right? The fact that this movie managed to hit the global box office with a whopping $400 million really says it all. They also garnered $29.6 million grossing sales during the first day of release. Assemble Marvel superfans, because Glitz has all the essential tea from the synopsis, top rating and things you didn’t know about Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings.

Sypnosis and Details of Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings

Helmed by Simu Liu, Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings tells a story of a man who was forced to reconnect with his past when he encounter the Ten Rings organization. If that sounds familiar to you, it’s because the same organization was the culprit who kidnap Tony Stark in the Iron Man.

Among the list of the cast that star in this movie includes, Simu Liu as Shang Chi, Tony Leung as Wenwu, Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, Awkwafina as Katy, Ronny Chieng as Jon Jon, Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist, Fala Chen as Jiang Li, Meng’er Zhang as Xialing and Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the film is written by Dave Callaham and Andrew Lanham.

Brief Info

Release Date3rd September 2021
Genre Action, fantasy, sci-fi and adventure
LanguageEnglish and Mandarin
Runtime2 hours 13 minutes
Rating PG-13 (Language, action and violence)
Director Destin Daniel Cretton
Writer Destin Daniel Cretton, Dave Callaham and Andrew Lanham
CastSimu Liu, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Ronny Chieng, Florian Munteanu, Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Ben Kingsley, Yuen Wah, Zach Cherry, Dallas Liu, and Andy Li
Production Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures and Fox Studios Australia
Country The United States and Australia

The Rating of Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings

Source: Marvel Studios

The Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings has definitely outperformed their expectation as the film successfully recorded $400 million grossing as of earlier this week. In fact, they are the first film release during the pandemic that managed to hit the $200 million box office. Apart from accumulating a total of $100 million in sales in just five days after the first release, the Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings has been ranked on the first spot for four consecutive weeks.

Needless to say, the film has been breaking record after record, and they are totally unstoppable. Particularly in Singapore, Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings ranked in the first spot during the first opening of the instalment. Based on the Rotten Tomatoes rating, the film scored 92% review and 98% for audience score. Whereas for IMDb rating, it earned 7.9 stars out of 10 from 107k reviewers. On the contrary, the movie managed to garner a 4/5 rating from Common Sense Media.

In fact, if you decide to Google this film, you will find an astounding rating and reviewers from the audience. With a 4.7 star rating by 11069 reviewers and 93% positive reviews, the Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is the testament that Asian inspired superhero film is the next big thing in the industry. It seems that most of the film review websites rated the Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings with tons of great reviews and high ratings.

Reviews by critics and audience:

Paul Salfen of AMFM Magazine:

Shang-Chi is not only a winner as far as something the critics and crowds will love, but is also something that truly has meaningful and wanted representation and will be rewarded for it.

Wenlei Ma of

For fans of cinematic spectacle, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings offers some of the best choreographed action sequences of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Heather S on Rotten Tomatoes:

One of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time!! Choreography was fantastic and very moving! Loved the story line!

5 Interesting Facts You Didnt Know About Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings

As movie buff, we definitely love interesting facts and unknown information about the film. For Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, there are actually tons of details about the comic that will actually blow your mind away!

Simu Liu has tweeted to Marvel before about Asian-American hero

Well, it’s definitely a sign from heaven, aren’t they? In case you haven’t heard, Simu Liu has actually tweeted to Marvel way back in 2014 and 2018, requesting an Asian-American superhero. We are not sure if it’s a prophecy or not but in 2019, Marvel actually announced him as the lead actor for the film during the San Diego Comic-Con. If you’re curious, the tweets didn’t actually help him to land the role. It was verified by the film’s producer, Kevin Feige and he stated that he never saw Liu’s tweets. Unless, the casting director did, which we would never know!

Awkwafina learned archery and drift

As a way to prepare for her role in the movie as Katy, Awkwafina actually learned new skills including drift. In case you forgot, there’s a scene where Katy and Shaun were attacked by assassins on a bus. Then Shaun instructed his friend to take control of the wheel. According to Awkwafina, she went to a race track to learn this new skill set. On top of that, she also learned archery. These new skills will absolutely look marvellous on her resume.

The character is modeled after Bruce Lee

In the comic, the lead character is actually modelled after Bruce Lee, the legendary martial arts artist. Paul Gulacy, an artist decided to take inspiration from Lee when he drafted the comic in 1974. If you’re one of those lucky people who owned the comic, you can see that the result is uncanny.

Simu Liu is a multitalented artist

If you have been following Simu Liu on social media, you will know that he is a multitalented singer. In fact, the actor can also play various musical instruments including guitar and piano. But did you know that he sings for one of the soundtracks in Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings? Indeed, it was the Hot Soup.

No one was expecting to see Ben Kingsley

There’s not even the slightest drop of hint that Ben Kingsley will return to the screen as Trevor Slattery in Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. People only knew about it when he was seen at the world premiere back on August 16. According to Kingsley, Kevin Feige the film’s producer paid him a visit to secretly discuss his role in the movie.

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