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How Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings pulled off the rare feat of being an excellent Hollywood kung fu movie while being part of a superhero franchise. – Photos: Walt Disney Company Malaysia

As if the pressures of making a movie set in the hugely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) wasn’t hard enough, the makers of Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings also had to contend with the fact that they were making the first ever fully Asian superhero movie based on a character that had a troubled history as well.

Happily, director Destin Daniel Cretton and his co-writers Dave Callaham and Andrew Lanham managed to pull off what is not only another hugely entertaining entry into the MCU, but also a standalone Hollywood kung fu movie that elevates the genre above its past racist and stereotypical tropes.

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