Would a Shang-Chi movie b good?

#1 Posted by sidetrack (24 posts) - - Show Bio

I read that " A feature film, The Hands of Shang-Chi, is in the planning stages, with Yuen Wo Ping directing and Ang Lee producing.".I could imagine Shang-Chi would b good 4 a gritty realistic kung-fu movie.The bad thing is that he's kind o'an obscure character (although I think he would have great potential 4 his own series).Also he came out in 1973 prob. as I think the result o'Bruceploitation (like Iron Fist but even he has more substance now after the "Immortal iron fist" story) and his dad is Fu Manchu;a now racist stereotypical pulp fiction character.I think they should try out a Shang-Chi series,give a bit o'time & then give him a movie.Any other thoughts?.

#2 Posted by JediXMan (29615 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd rather Iron Fist.

#3 Posted by katanalauncher (937 posts) - - Show Bio

Just watch enter the dragon or any Bruce Lee movie.

#4 Posted by entropy_aegis (14369 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan said:
I'd rather Iron Fist.
Or Lady Shiva.
#5 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio

I think is could be.
#6 Posted by Kairan1979 (16711 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on the actor who plays Shang-Chi and the quality of the fight scenes.

#7 Posted by fesak (7031 posts) - - Show Bio
@katanalauncher said:
Just watch enter the dragon or any Bruce Lee movie.
This.
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#8 Posted by Loki9876 (2993 posts) - - Show Bio
@mr.obvious said:
@JediXMan said:
I'd rather Iron Fist.
i agree with this
i do too.
#9 Posted by King Saturn (223823 posts) - - Show Bio
can we have an Iron Fist film with Shang Chi in it instead ?
#10 Posted by JonesDeini (3620 posts) - - Show Bio
@mr.obvious said:
An Iron Fist movie would be SOOO much better than a Shang-Chi movie, imo
Yeeeeehup, this is the way to go. I like Shang-Chi, but let's be honest, this guy can't support a miniseries, let a lone a feature film. At best this would work as a straight to DVD animated release. 
#11 Edited by Vance Astro (91122 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel films suck as whole so I wouldn't expect it to be any good just because of what it is.You would think to make a movie with a character whom is basically a rip-off of every action movie star roles into one would be easy to make a movie out of but hollywood would find a way to f#ck it up.He'd be white with a black girlfriend,the fight choreography would be loaded with wires and unnecessary effects.Maybe the putties from Power Rangers would be there for some reason.Someone who never appears in Shang Chi ever would also be in it like...Iunno, Googam.They just can't get these movies right.

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#12 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84550 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd watch it. Get that dude from IP Man

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#13 Posted by Mr. Mercury (19248 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes! But they don't ever seem to do these comic movies justice IMO 

#14 Edited by VenomMelendez (405 posts) - - Show Bio
@entropy_aegis said:

@JediXMan said:

I'd rather Iron Fist.
Or Lady Shiva.
 
Shiva is DC. 
 
Anyway, Shang-Chi could work rather well. Old school Kung-Fu flick 
 
@sidetrack:  
 
Blade was obscure too, but he was in successful film anyway. As long as its good, it wouldn't matter.
#15 Posted by VenomMelendez (405 posts) - - Show Bio
@mr.obvious said: 
An Iron Fist movie would be SOOO much better than a Shang-Chi movie, imo
 But that's just your bias though(No offence intended. Besides, no reason we can't have both. 
 
Shang-Chi would be less complicated and would be a throwback to old school Kung-Fu movies. Iron Fist would do better in a Heroes for Hire movie anyway.

 @Vance Astro said:
Marvel films suck as whole so I wouldn't expect it to be any good just because of what it is. 

You are kidding right? The movies from Marvel studious have all been excellent. Iron Man, Thor, Incredible Hulk. 
#16 Posted by benjieweiss (23 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro: I'm guessing that's different now that the Avengers was BA!

#17 Edited by Vance Astro (91122 posts) - - Show Bio
@VenomMelendez said:

 But that's just your bias though(No offence intended. Besides, no reason we can't have both. 

It's not my bias, i've read the Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu and it wouldn't really make any sense on the big screen coming from Marvel. The only think that really makes him super powered is his use of chi and other martial arts techniques which is also attributed to Iron Fist who is more popular, why would Marvel of all companies make a Shang Chi film without doing Iron Fist first? It doesn't make sense. 
 
@VenomMelendez said: 

You are kidding right? The movies from Marvel studious have all been excellent. Iron Man, Thor, Incredible Hulk. 

I hadn't seen Thor,Avengers,or Captain America before making that statement but notice the distinction between "ones made by Marvel studios" and those that aren't. The films that weren't made by Marvel Studios are still films based on their characters and they were mostly all garbage. And BTW Incredible Hulk and the first Iron Man film was mediocre.
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#18 Edited by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

I've actually changed my opinions on Shang-Chi, I've read a few Master of Kung Fu comics and they're pretty good, and I like the character. But a standalone movie, I'm still unsure about... :P

#19 Posted by The_Roman (3297 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron Fist film wherein Shang Chi appears and the two have a good ol' throwdown.

#20 Posted by Maverick74 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel's movies do tend to disappoint. However as a fan of MOKF, I'd love to see the Shang Chi on the big screen. Anything that gives the character high profile exposure is welcome. It may be just the thing to get the character back into a solo monthly.

It would be interesting to see how they address his origin, considering Marvel no longer has rights to use Fu Manchu.

@Vance Astro: The great thing about Shang Chi is that he is not a super powered being.

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