The best parts of the Shang Chi rings are overshadowed by the traditional Marvel spectacle, and it mutes the impact.

Between the family conflicts and the tight, physical plot, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings works best when it feels most intimate, and the footage calls for one final showdown of its kind. But this, too, is a Marvel movie , and as a debut solo film for a new hero, he has a certain responsibility to prove that his protagonist can act in the same world as Doctor Strange, Captain America and Spider-Man. This means that instead of the blockbuster delivering a heated, personal battle between son and father, everything is diluted with otherworldly fantasy, world-threatening missions, and armies battling CGI monsters.