Happy Wine Wednesday! We are back with a really fun discussion all about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings ("Shang-Chi") with songwriter, YouTuber, and 90s nostalgia junkie, Rod Kim.
In between Jocelyn being extremely thirsty for Simu Liu, we managed to have an in-depth conversation about the film. We share our prior exposure to the source material and touch a little on the Awkwafina of it all. Rod shares the significance of Shang-Chi and FINALLY having a Marvel film starring an Asian lead. We then shared the sh*t we loved about the film and the sh*t we didn't love about the film. Spoiler alert - there is VERY little that we did not love about Shang-Chi. Rod provides thoughtful, necessary insight on the importance of Shang-Chi telling the story from a very unique Asian-American perspective.
Next up, we get into the Qs that needed some As. This includes our thoughts on the use of non-linear storytelling, a complete love fest for the amazing action sequences, and we explore whether Katey's heavy involvement in the film made sense. Shang-Chi is yet another entry into the MCU that highlights complicated family issues, so we discuss where the film lands among our favorite family ties caught on screen. We'd be remiss if we didn't touch on parallels between Shang-Chi and Black Panther, given that both films broke significant ground in being lead by a person of color. Both films also inserted a random White dude into the story, so we walk about Everett Ross and Trevor Slattery and whether their inclusion into these films made sense.
Thanks to Shang-Chi, we have another amazing entry into the Marvel universe of superhero uniforms. We swoon over Shang-Chi's costume and talk about our other favorite MCU costumes. We then shift gears to talk about the film's MVPs and explore the replay value of Shang-Chi. Is this a film that is relegated to a Marvel marathon or is it one that you'd actually play when you're looking for something good to watch?
We close out the main discussion by introducing Rod to his very first thirst segment. Following our sign-off, we have a quick discussion about the mid-credit and post-credit scenes.
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