Forget Spoiler review, I don’t want to spoil it for people, and anyway you can guess what happens (fight fight fight, speech speech speech, joke). But I have things I want to talk about with the other people who have already seen it!
MOST IMPORTANT!!!! Is there going to be a romance with Awkwafina/Katy and Shang Chi? And do we want one????
I am strongly on the “YES! I want one!” side. I love the idea of a romance with someone who is his best friend, who has shared jokes and fun times and is loyal and caring and understands him. And of course, a romance with a NORMAL woman!!! It’s not about her actual appearance, it is that she doesn’t present herself as “beautiful”. Like, she is more interested in showing her personality and being comfortable and expressing herself than just going into a “woman=pretty” box.
But the first part of the question, I am less sure about. Yes, they put in little cookie crumbs of him getting upset/protective when she is threatened. Yes, they hold hands and hug and stuff. But are they really going to make the love interest of a Marvel hero be a female comic? If nothing else, can they count on her acting ability to pull off romantic scenes?
Are they going to make the long lost sister evil?
I was half expecting that to happen in this movie itself. She dresses all in black, she’s resentful, they are perfectly matched as fighters. But then she ends up getting support and they love each other and all kinds of things. Is she going to go on to be a guest star in future movies? Or just referenced and not scene? Or a full on fellow hero? None of those options seem easy, so maybe the easy obvious answer will be the right one, she and her brother end up over the course of several movies turning into enemies.
Did anyone else feel like this was the same plot as Frozen II?
Right? Magical forest, magical wind powers, magic woman falls in love with invader, children return to the magical forest as adults to right wrongs, etc. etc.