600 episodes is a milestone worth celebrating, but we really don’t do that this week. Instead, we let the film we are focusing on provide all the fireworks. A new MCU hero is being introduced and there is an origin story to accomplish that. The Universe expands with this entry by allowing an under utilized part of the world to be center stage for the 25th film in the official cannon.
Whether it is magic, science, or something else, the world of Shang-Chi is populated with mystical creatures from Chinese lore, martial arts that seem inspired by Bruce Lee, and characters that are written in the spirit that has made this the go to comic book universe for many. The villain of the story is more complicated and conflicted then we have seen in the past, and the central hero has to figure out how to step up and fulfill his destiny.
Shang Chi has a coterie of characters to back him up during this adventure, and this week, Richard is similarly supported by a cast that more than carries the weight of the show. Matthew Simpson, Cameron Kanachki, Jeffery Lyles and Jeanette Ward are the real stars of the feature, and they have some great insights to share on this film. We get discussion of the MCU Universe, the cast of the film, representation, appropriation, and Cameron goes full Chris Brown on Camilia Cabello.
Cinema Seat Selection Survey 1:30
Spoiler Free Discussion 4:15
Spoiler Rich Territory 36:30
Exit Outtake 1:26:20
Jeanette The Mundane Adventures of a Fangirl
Jeffrey Lyles Movie Files
Matthew Awesome Fridays
Richard 80s Nostalgia Central
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