Mystery Surrounds Disappearance of Famed Arctic Explorer

 In a shocking turn of events, renowned Arctic explorer Dr. Amelia Lee has disappeared without a trace during her latest expedition. Dr. Lee had been conducting research on the effects of climate change on Arctic wildlife when she suddenly vanished. Despite an extensive search effort by her team and local authorities, no sign of Dr. Lee has been found. Her disappearance has sparked widespread concern among the scientific community and those who followed her work closely. Dr. Lee's family and colleagues are left with more questions than answers, as the circumstances of her disappearance remain unclear. Some speculate that foul play may be involved, while others suggest that the harsh Arctic conditions may have played a role. As the search for Dr. Lee continues, people around the world are anxiously awaiting any updates on her whereabouts. Her disappearance has become a trending topic on social media, with many expressing their admiration for her pioneering work in Arctic research. T

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Movie Review

 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Hit or Flop  

Shang chi may very well be the definition of mixed bag .
For me personally this movie delivered some of the most interesting and amazing work we've  seen in the MCU , But it also delivers some of the weakest.

It really is a case of two steps forward, and one step back.

Let me start with what I liked . 

Thematically this movie is a home run .

There are so many interesting ideas and concept that the movie plays with , and I really enjoyed watching them unfold. 

In particular, The file expertly examines the theme of family and does so under the very creative away . Also I really liked the majority of the performances .
Most notably SIMU LIU and Tony Leung as shang chi and the Mandarin Respectively .

Also , Credit where credit is due to its very apparent that this movie is trying to break the monotony and molo of being the "Typical Marvel Movie "  and I think it succeeds in doing so for a good portion of the runtime .

Finally the action is fantastic  and the Choreography Cannot be undersold, and the camera work is great . 

The Camera always  manages to be kinetic during the fights -Adding another dimension to the  action , But Not at the risk of making things difficult to watch .

Now onto the stuff I didn't like   .

Without going into spoilers , there are some characters and arcs that I just really didn't care for at all .
Personally I really didn't like awkwafina's  character . 

She just felt like the obligatory quirky friend and it felt like a rehash of the darcy from thor, 

Which is a character type I really don't like .  There is another character who I can't mention because of spoilers , but as much as I thought it would be interesting to see them they ended up really  overstaying their welcome . 

The middle of act of this movie is pretty awful . No exaggeration , I think it might be my least favorite section  of anything in the mcu . It's boring , overly expository uninteresting , and riddled with unnecessary humor . Its genuinely like a compilation  of all the things I complain mcu does , for about 30 minutes. 
Also , I wasn't  a huge fan of the finale . While the smaller scale moments were very grounded and emotionally impactful, this movie falls into the cliché of having a big CGI- fest that I was just not even remotely interested in .

Overall this movie is at its best when it focuses on the very personal struggles and journey's of its 2 main characters . 
We've  seen the mcu how ever . Unnecessary humor , shaky writing , and poor pacing really bog this movie down just as its starting to take off .

So I would rate this movie 6 out of 10 . 

Let me know in the comments what do you think ?