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In this episode of Revengers: Friends from Work the Podcast, I will be discussing: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This is the sixth episode in a mini series where I will talk about each of the TV shows and movies of 2021.
The legend of the rings is said that no one knows where exactly they were found, maybe in a tomb or a crater, but the story of him was passed down through generations, and they kept growing. Shang and his sister try to stop their father from opening a gate that unleashes soul sucking monsters into the world.
Shang fights off the 6 men on the bus who are trying to steal his pendant. Learning the story about Shang’s parents and how their relationship changed everything about their lives. Shang’s aunt shows him how to beat his father. Shang’s backstory as to what happened with his mother. Shang takes control of all ten rings.Wong introduces Shang and Katy to Carol and Bruce.
Shang: Started training to be an assassin at the age of 7 after his mother was killed, and he was scared of his father. He was willing to do whatever he said to make him happy. He was sent on his fist mission at the age of 14 to kill the man who was responsible for the murder of his mother, and he did it. He felt so ashamed by it that he ran away from home, changed his name, and started a new life. With Katy, he finally started to live his life and have fun, and he had a job that he enjoyed. Once he confronted his father again, he was still scared of him, and his father called him out. It wasn’t until he fully embraced his past and who he was to fully have the power of the rings and no longer be scared of his father.
Katy: She felt like she was a disappointment to her mother because she didn’t have a “good” job. She just wanted to have fun and live life, she didn’t stress about the little things, and she and Shang had fun times together. While training for the final battle, she was told by one of the villagers, “If you aim for nothing, you hit nothing.” That made Katy realize that if she has goals that she wants to achieve, she can achieve them, and that made her able to hit the mega soul sucker in the battle.
Wenwu: He was a powerful leader of the ten rings for a thousand years. It wasn’t until he met Ying Li that he finally stopped being a merciless ruler. She made him happy and he opened up to her, and he finally put the rings aside so that they could be together. But after she died because people came there to kill him, he went back to his old ways and started training Shang to be by his side and tracking down his wife’s killer.
I really liked this movie, it had a good balance of humor and action. I’m excited to see what part Shang-Chi and Katy have to play in the future now that they have been introduced to some avengers. It had a good plot and it was paced well, and I really loved the CGI, it was very good.