While the bus sequence in Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings was loved by many fans, the scene caught an eye of an operator who went on a huge thread, hinting at all the inaccuracies and mistakes that were on display in the hand-to-hand fight scene. However, Marvel fans seem to be entirely supportive of how the film has handled the action sequence.
Where did Shang-Chi lack behind?
If one would notice, the third act was the weakest set piece in the whole sequence as it sidelined Shang-Chi star Simu Liu’s talent of kicking some ass, replacing it with standard CGI, something that we have come to expect from all Marvel films now. However, until that very point, each fight was shot, designed, and edited in a totally different manner, distinguishing them from each other, alongside the rest of the franchise’s oeuvre.
This hasn’t stopped Chris Cowan, who plays a stunt performer from placing Shang-Chi as the most “annoying Avenger” ever while appearing in an interview with Corridor Crew, if only it were for the challenges that occurred during the pre-visualization process when the fights in the film were being placed together.
Earlier Simu Liu got the role, surprisingly, with a tweet!
Thanks for getting back to me https://t.co/FFRuM03p20
— Simu Liu (刘思慕) (@SimuLiu) July 21, 2019
The tweet, which is still up, read, “OK @Marvel, are we gonna talk or what #ShangChi.” After he was cast he quote-tweeted the original tweet and quipped, “Thanks for getting back to me.”
Shang Chi’s Liu is the closest to the standard definition of an action hero
“I will say he’s definitely the most annoying Avenger to pre-vis for. Like do you know how much easier it would have been to just have a hammer or a shield? Like, the fact we had to do all these rings.”
On on hand, every MCU star is an action hero, Shang Chi’s Liu is the closest to the standard definition of action hero, thanks to the film’s reliance on stunt work, old fashioned fighting – something that’s becoming more of a rarity in the superhero genre, which is heavily driven by CGI and visual effects.