Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings - Movie Discussion

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by eagc7, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. areaseven

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    Ok then...
     
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    All of this is to say nothing of the veracity of context or intent of boundingintocomics which seems shady at best. Get better news sites dude.
     
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    So did they completely revamp the 10 rings for this? I mean maybe the comics changed in the meantime but last I remember reading about the Mandarin, they were just regular rings on his fingers that could create various magical effects, not these floaty armbands.
    Also, shouldn't the Mandarin have the rings, by default? Aren't they the source of his immortality?

    Or Mortal Kombat's Liu Kang, and tons and tons of other movies that had asian main characters? He isn't that young that he wouldn't know the truth. Guess he just means superhero, but he forgot to add the super.

    The guy just nonchalantly starting to livestream the fight and grade it was a bit too much. It's that typical Marvel movie humor that was charming originally but to me, has outlived its welcome. Great action scene, otherwise.
     
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    The redid the rings from powered jewelry to become Chinese training rings from another universe (Michelle Yeoh said they were stronger than anything in the current universe, so that must mean they came from another one).

    Which is not too different from the comics, where they were alien devices a Chinese unknown found and picked up to become the Mandarin.

    Perhaps the film will explain more, or beyond that other Phase 4 films. Let's see.
     
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    It kinda comes down to visual identity. Handwave-y sorcery stuff is more in Dr. Strange's alley, so this martial arts-infused punchy force-magic stuff looks way more unique, and topical to this film. And the visual of a bejewelled sorcerer is just so old-fashioned and passe at this point.

    To nod how the rings were original wielded in the comics, maybe they'll show that they were once proper finger-rings on the hands of a Celestial or something.
     
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    In Daelo88's defense, the article does say this:

    I think Simu's comment would have made more sense contextually had he added "super" to his hero claim.
     
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    I need to know how I should set my expectations for this. Is Trevor going to meet the real Mandarin in this movie? Or are they going to ignore that short?
     
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    ^^^I don't know any spoilers but speculate that he will. I think I recall reading in one review that they handled it very well.
     
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    My understanding is Ben Kingsley is in this. So I don't expect they'll ignore that short.

    The reviews I'm reading make it sound like this is a very very good movie, that is only hampered by it's connection to the Marvel Studio house style. It sounds like this one would have benefited from the DC approach they're currently using, where each film is allowed to have it's own style and mostly stand apart.

    I'm going to stay out of this thread for the most part until I see it. I'm waiting out the 45 day theater window in the hopes of Disney+ premium access. That's turned out to be a good fit for my family, and is how we saw Black Widow and Jungle Cruise. It's over all cheaper, allows us to pause for snack and bathroom breaks, and allows us to mute/fast forward when things get too intense for the kids.
     
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    Trevor does know the Mandarin and they reference the short directly. Same with referencing the events of Iron Man 3. Both are brought through the course of the film.
     
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    Hearing good things about the movie, looking forward to it.
     
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    I think the context of the question probably provides but boundingintocomments unhelpfully does not provide links to the interview. So, as per my original statement, just shitty reporting.
     
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    ‘Shang Chi’ Star Simu Liu Shares Casting Phone Call with Kevin Feige – The Hollywood Reporter

    "It was July 16th, 2019, about 6:30 p.m., early evening. I had just woken up from a nap, and I was in my underwear, eating shrimp crackers,” Liu tells The Hollywood Reporter. “My dog was napping in my apartment, and I just remember getting a call from an unknown number in Burbank, California. And just hearing Kevin Feige’s beautiful, booming voice on the other end, telling me that my life was going to change forever, was pretty memorable.”

    He seems like a nice enough guy, who deserves his big break.
     
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    Shrimp Chips are amazing.
     
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    Sounds like an interesting flavor.
     
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    I imagine he was talking about these
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