We were able to attend a screening of Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings in order to do this review. All opinions are my own.
Last week I got to go to the screening of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. This is the newest movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Through this movie, you learn about Shang-Chi (played by Simu Liu) and his sister Xialing (played by Meng’er Zhang). Their father Wenwu (played by Tony Chiu-Wai Leung) puts into motion events that will change the course of their lives. There are some great interludes with Wong (from Dr. Strange), Captain Marvel, and Bruce Banner. You will also enjoy
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings Parents Guide
The movie is rated PG-13. It runs for 2 hours and 12 minutes.
There are TWO Shang-Chi end-credit scenes. One more towards the beginning of the credits and one at the very end. So stay to the lights come on.
Sex & Nudity – There are a couple of scenes where there are some people dressed in skimpier clothes, but they are very much in the background and you probably won’t notice them unless you look. Otherwise, very clean.
Violence & Gore – Obviously, being a Marvel movie, you can expect fighting. There is a lot of martial arts. There are weapons (guns, bows, swords), a lot of hand-to-hand combat.
Profanity – There is a moderate amount of language. Multiple uses of Shit, Bitch, Ass, Damn, Hell and GDammit, and Oh my G**. I believe there are around 12 uses total – so not crazy over a two-hour period. Most of them are pretty prominent in the movie and most of them are from Awkwafina.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking – A couple of bar scenes where they drink and do karaoke. The drinking is not prominent in the movie. The singing is hilarious.
Frightening & Intense Scenes – A demon creature and a dragon fight. Mini demon creatures suck out people’s souls. There are a lot of mythical creatures. I don’t think they were scary but definitely different. A boy watches his mother get killed. It doesn’t show it, but it’s off-screen. A boy watches his father brutally murder several men. This might be scary for littles.
About Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings
Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, and Ronny Chieng.
“Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and produced by Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth serving as executive producers. David Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham wrote the screenplay for the film.
Watch the thrilling trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings,” featuring Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), a young Super Hero whose journey of self-discovery unfolds in this never-before-seen origin story.
Destin Daniel Cretton, the film’s director and one of the writers, is excited to bring Shang-Chi’s story to the big screen. “Shang-Chi’s main problem in his life is rooted in not knowing who he really is,” says Cretton. “He has to learn how to own every part of himself. If he doesn’t allow himself to look at all of it—the good, the bad, the light and the dark—and to own it all, he won’t be able to reach his full potential.” Shang-Chi’s journey is told with stunning visuals, the MCU’s signature spectacle and displays of mind-blowing action, along with the talents of a diverse, stellar cast and a relatable story.