Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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TheVaultDweller
First trailer looks promising.

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Releasing in cinemas September 3rd.

Dbomb, The king
Yeah, ive never really seen anything Shang-chi related. but this looks really good.

riv6672
Looked fun. thumb up

ShadowFyre
looked fun to me as well. I really loved the old school Chinese style they portrayed as well. Will definitely watch

Dbomb, The king
I'm still waiting for a blade remake with Marshall Ali

riv6672

BruceSkywalker
the martial artist in me is sooo damn excited for this....

playa1258
Trailer was good except for the comedy crap at the end.

jaden_2.0
Looks decent.

Arachnid1
Shame we never got Mandarin to face off against Iron Man before Stark passed.

I'm sure he'll be great in this movie. They got Tony Leung Chiu-wai to play him, who many consider to be a Honk Kong acting legend. I'm not familiar myself, but I'm seeing praise for him everywhere which tells me I should get familiar.

Originally posted by playa1258
Trailer was good except for the comedy crap at the end. Welcome to every Marvel movie after Thor Ragnorok. The humor has been really lame.

I remember Iron Man being legit funny and witty in the first movie. How did we go from that to "lol alien looks like squidward!"?

Khazra Reborn
Originally posted by Arachnid1


I remember Iron Man being legit funny and witty in the first movie. How did we go from that to "lol alien looks like squidward!"?

By shamelessly trying to appeal to zoomers.

ShadowFyre
Originally posted by playa1258
Trailer was good except for the comedy crap at the end.

Yeah, it would have played out better if she had just been screaming "**** **** shit shit" like any normal human being honestly

carthage
Looks ok

0mega Spawn
One of the worst trailers ive seen in a while. They do know this isnt 2002 and we dont want to see wirefu and slowmo in our martial arts films.

tkitna
Not feeling this for some reason. Just seems like any old karate flick. Of course i'll watch it though.

BruceSkywalker
Originally posted by tkitna
Not feeling this for some reason. Just seems like any old karate flick. Of course i'll watch it though.


bruce lee and chuck norris ave greatly influenced this which i love

Impediment

BruceSkywalker

ShadowFyre
Originally posted by 0mega Spawn
One of the worst trailers ive seen in a while. They do know this isnt 2002 and we dont want to see wirefu and slowmo in our martial arts films.


You dont wanna see it. I do like me some wirefu and slowmo

Kazenji
Still looking forward to the movie itself, Even if the first trailer was okay.

ShadowFyre
yeah, let's not sell it short and I dont want to be a negative Nancy but I have a firm feeling Marvel milked it for the majority of what it's worth. And I dont really mean they milked it milked it but yall get what I'm saying?

I guess what I mean is they have already hit the top of where they can reach with this medium but hopefully they prove me wrong.

Arachnid1
Originally posted by 0mega Spawn
One of the worst trailers ive seen in a while. They do know this isnt 2002 and we dont want to see wirefu and slowmo in our martial arts films. Agreed. I'm not a fan of the slomo either. Daredevil showed how to do martial arts just fine.
They should have taken that and dialed it up to 11. Adding the corny effects to that makes it worse. This should have had the frantic combat from something like Cap2: Winter Soldier. Not whatever this is.

We'll see if there are better fights in the movie though.

TheVaultDweller
I personally don't mind more stylised fight sequences, as long as they're done well. With this one, I feel it's a bit too early to give proper judgment, seeing as we only get short snippets from the fights.

Considering this was some of the test footage, I think we might be getting a combo of wire-fu and fast-paced close-up action. I love the WTF look on Simu's face right at the end after they do the weird hand clap thing:

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And apparently the guy who is doing the fight sequences worked on Spider-Man 2 & 3 (the Raimi films), Alita Battle Angel etc.

ares834
Wire fu is awesome. Get taste. It adds a dream-like quality to these borderline mystical martial arts. Hell, it's the only thing this movie seems to have going for it.

0mega Spawn
Originally posted by ShadowFyre
You dont wanna see it. I do like me some wirefu and slowmo

You dont like martial arts films probably

0mega Spawn
Originally posted by Arachnid1
Agreed. I'm not a fan of the slomo either. Daredevil showed how to do martial arts just fine.
They should have taken that and dialed it up to 11. Adding the corny effects to that makes it worse. This should have had the frantic combat from something like Cap2: Winter Soldier. Not whatever this is.

We'll see if there are better fights in the movie though.

Raid redemption, and the Ong bak trilogy are what a superhero/martial arts film should model around choreography wise.
Unrealistic fighting yet still grounded and brutal. If they can encapsulate that with hollywood effects and budget they couldnt go wrong.

-Pr-
I honestly don't mind the trailer. I think the movie looks fine, and the martial arts look decent.

Holy shit though, I expect it to bomb hard in Asia. Especially China.

Impediment
Originally posted by -Pr-
I expect it to bomb hard in Asia. Especially China.

What makes you think so?

ShadowFyre
Originally posted by 0mega Spawn
You dont like martial arts films probably


Your very amazing at deciding exactly what a person does or does not like from a single statement probably.

-Pr-
Originally posted by Impediment
What makes you think so?

Asian cinema goers in general, from what I've seen, don't like the kind of, I suppose "pandering" is the word that a lot of Hollywood does when it comes to asian people. There's a very "anti-HK martials arts" sentiment too, and on top of that, a lot of asians (from what I've seen anyway), don't feel very well represented by the Asian Americans they see on screen.

Contrast the performances of movies like Mulan (the remake) and Crazy Rich Asians with something like, say, Kung Fu Panda. Asians ****ing love Kung Fu Panda.

The best example I could give you is, imagine if Hollywood made a movie about Leprechauns, cast nothing but Irish-Americans in it, then tried to market that film in Ireland. I hope that makes sense.

0mega Spawn
Originally posted by ShadowFyre
Your very amazing at deciding exactly what a person does or does not like from a single statement probably.
Its quite obvious when you said this movie has a old school chinese style laughing

Like where in the trailer did you see anything old school? This has hollywood written all over it

jaden_2.0
Originally posted by -Pr-

The best example I could give you is, imagine if Hollywood made a movie about Leprechauns, cast nothing but Irish-Americans in it, then tried to market that film in Ireland. I hope that makes sense.

That would be an awesome movie to be sure, to be sure.

cdtm

BruceSkywalker
I so hope Fin Fang Foom is at least mentioned

i also hope the post credit scene is danny rand


Originally posted by -Pr-
Asian cinema goers in general, from what I've seen, don't like the kind of, I suppose "pandering" is the word that a lot of Hollywood does when it comes to asian people. There's a very "anti-HK martials arts" sentiment too, and on top of that, a lot of asians (from what I've seen anyway), don't feel very well represented by the Asian Americans they see on screen.

Contrast the performances of movies like Mulan (the remake) and Crazy Rich Asians with something like, say, Kung Fu Panda. Asians ****ing love Kung Fu Panda.

The best example I could give you is, imagine if Hollywood made a movie about Leprechauns, cast nothing but Irish-Americans in it, then tried to market that film in Ireland. I hope that makes sense.


i suspect the asian market is the reason that this takes off

0mega Spawn
Originally posted by BruceSkywalker
I so hope Fin Fang Foom is at least mentioned

i also hope the post credit scene is danny rand





i suspect the asian market is the reason that this takes off

Agreed a number of movies take in asia

CoolBlackKnight
Not feeling this trailer... Too "production" and the wire fu fights are very meh.


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BruceSkywalker
Originally posted by 0mega Spawn
Agreed a number of movies take in asia


yes definitely

Kazenji
Originally posted by cdtm
He's a "Fu Manchu".

Remember the evil asian stereotype from Iron Man 3 that turned out to be a stage actor? Comic Mandarin is really like that.

Go see the Mandarin's appearances from Matt Fraction's Iron Man, He was never like the Fu Man chu stereotype

Originally posted by BruceSkywalker
I so hope Fin Fang Foom is at least mentioned


He's suppose to be in the actual movie, There's even a Funko pop of him.

BruceSkywalker
Originally posted by Kazenji
Go see the Mandarin's appearances from Matt Fraction's Iron Man, He was never like the Fu Man chu stereotype



He's suppose to be in the actual movie, There's even a Funko pop of him.


oh cool, that'll make this even better

cdtm
Originally posted by Kazenji
Go see the Mandarin's appearances from Matt Fraction's Iron Man, He was never like the Fu Man chu stereotype



He's suppose to be in the actual movie, There's even a Funko pop of him.

That's relatively recent, was talking more historically.

There's a reason Robot Chicken had a blatantly racist stereotype in their skit. Because Mandarin has historically been a blatant racist stereotype.

Tirgmirg
The next Jackie Chan. Or was it Taking sung

riv6672

ares834
https://weminoredinfilm.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/ironmanmandarin071412-thumb-550x582-95999.jpg
It's pretty damn racist. It's pretty much the chinese equivalent of the black person caricature with the big red lips.
But it was a different time and the character has been updated significantly.

riv6672
Damn I love that cover!

cdtm

Tirgmirg
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riv6672
Originally posted by cdtm
What about this guy?

https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/9/9d/Egg_Fu_Earth-One_001.jpg


smile
Egg Fu is freaking AWESOME. yes thumb up

Kazenji
Originally posted by cdtm
That's relatively recent, was talking more historically.

There's a reason Robot Chicken had a blatantly racist stereotype in their skit. Because Mandarin has historically been a blatant racist stereotype.

That might be the case, Doesn't mean you have to keep making the character racist too because of history.

Robtard
This one just looks kinda meh to me. I will check it out though; hopefully I'm pleasantly surprised.

Old Man Whirly!
Loved the 70's Shang Chi. Like Powerman, it's where he belongs.

VanMae
Taken from a post on DeviantArt:

"He was the descendent of British and Mongolian nobility. While it does make sense given British presence in China, it's also very symbolic.

The British Empire was once the most massive in reach inthe world, stretching from sea to sea. And before them, the Mongolian Empire once claimed to be the largest in land mass, stetching from China across vast stretches of land and to the Middle East, claiming many of the routes of the Silk Road.

From a small island nation and a supposed clan of barbarians, they changed and defined world history like few others. And he is descended from that nobility.

What does this mean?

He represents that mythologized past, that need of a strong monarch leader and would see it as his duty to combine the acheivements of his past to usher in a tomorrow under his rule, venerating that past. It's why he wants to conquer the world. He sees it as birthright, as destiny and fate. He represents the ruler of the past.

No surprise his enemy would be Tony Stark; the liberal futurist who comes from the young (in relative to many nations) United States of America. They stand on total opposites from each other.

Stark build his accomplishments from his mind.

The Mandarin claimed his through lost alien technology, much like how the Mongols gained many achivements through their conquests and similarly with Britain with their colonization and trade control.

The displaced emperor of yesteryear versus the futurist freedomite of tomorrow."

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