I Just Watched Marvel’s New Shang Chi Trailer And It’s Dope AF, Especially The Music

by Shaye Wyllie
shang chi trailer reaction

Marvel released the new Shang Chi trailer yesterday and I was in such a funk I didn’t even bother checking it out to share my reaction. I know, I know, I suck. But sometimes I have weird days and I just don’t feel like writing or watching anything that needs to be reviewed.

HOWEVER … from the moment this movie was announced, I was super excited because um … hello, there’s an Asian cast here! While I was a tad bit disappointed by Raya and the Last Dragon (which also has a full Asian cast), Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings looks promising!

But what do I think of the new Shang Chi trailer? Here are my thoughts below …

Shang Chi Trailer Reaction

From the moment this trailer starts, the music hits me in the feels! Like the music hits and cues themselves are FIRE!

Yes, Awkwafina’s annoying self is in here, but I mean her role seems like it won’t annoy me as much as it did in Raya and the Last Dragon? I guess we can hope! ‘Cause I’m not about to let her (and her voice) ruin this for me!

And the title sequence in this trailer is soooo dope! I love it!

But I don’t get why no one is talking about the music in this! It’s SO good, and yet I haven’t seen anyone talk about it!

Of course, this sparked my decision to finally start up my “Snacks and Soundtracks” podcast, so I talk about this in my first episode below.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3Nkl3bHH9cIDL0xUyetfwU?si=MH7V2xxESymQnOf2HzeTUQ

But I’m super glad I watched this trailer today! Now I’m even more excited to watch this movie!

Which of course comes out like the week before my birthday so yay!

If you haven’t watched the trailer yet …

Watch the Shang Chi trailer below

More About Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

shang chi movie poster

Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. 

The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng. 

“Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and produced by Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth serving as executive producers.

David Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in theaters on September 3, 2021. 

Are you excited to watch Shang Chi in theaters? And how do you feel about this new trailer?

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