Simu Liu Gives Jackie Chan A Run For His Money In New ‘Shang-Chi’ Clip And Trailer

If you’ve noticed Shang-Chi and Jackie Chan trending on Twitter all weekend, it’s for a reason. A new clip from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings dropped that features star Simu Liu pulling off the kind of acrobatic stuntwork aboard a movie bus that easily draws comparisons to Jackie Chan’s insane stuff. In particular, a moment where he puts on his jacket mid-fight is getting a ton of attention, as it should.

Having seen the film and able to comment (review next week), I can say that it’s just the beginning. The martial arts action here is on a Crouching Tiger level in some cases, while the film feels so far removed from Marvel in all of the best ways, showing a mystical side that that puts in the Doctor Strange realm. It stands on its own, even if there are things to pick at about it.

Along with the clip, Marvel Studios has released a new trailer for the film ahead of its release on September 3rd. Check that out below as well.

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.