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Things We Saw Today: ‘Shang-Chi’ Gets the Honest Trailers Treatment

Plus 'My Hero Academia', 'Encanto', and more!
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On of our favorite YouTube series, the reliably hilarious Honest Trailers from Screen Junkies, finally takes on Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The trailer comes in hot, mocking Disney and the MCU’s previous failed attempts at both Asian representation (i.e. Tilda Swinton in Doctor Strange) and “thanking prison camp bureaucrats at the end of Mulan“, as well as the failed Netflix series Iron Fist.

The trailer also mocks the MCU’s reliance on Bad Dads as villains, as well as Shang-Chi’s relentless quest to understand who he is. They also joke that Shang-Chi’s father Wenwu, despite being crazy wealthy and skilled, still can’t tell the difference between rings and bracelets. Look, “Shang-Chi and the Ten Bracelets” just doesn’t have quite…ring to it? (I’ll show myself out.)

They also address Marvel’s dependence on VFX heavy finales, which they describe as “CGI toilet slurry.” They also laud Awkwafina for fulfilling 4 classic Marvel roles, “platonic love interest, reaction face giver, the ‘that just happened’ sidekick, and Hawkeye.” Like most Honest Trailers, this one makes fun of all the formulaic issues with the film, while acknowledging what makes it a satisfying watch.

This trailer is definitely one to check out, especially since Shang-Chi is now streaming on Disney+.

(image: screencap/Screen Junkies)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.