For this episode we’re talking about the new Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

The story follows a master of weaponry-based Kung-Fu who must confront his past when he’s drawn into an organization called the Ten Rings.

It is the first Marvel movie to feature an Asian superhero and a largely all-Asian cast. Since it was released in September it has earned over four hundred million dollars in box office worldwide.

Our youth film critics got together on Zoom to share their reactions to the movie. They also talk about representation in film, how the movie deals with Asian stereotypes, and its racist comic book origins.

Roundtable led by producer Ada Bjorkman. Edited by Ormund Alaois.

Hosted by Tyler Felson.

Music by Kendrick Whiteman.


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