Marvel Studios lifted the social media embargo on reviewers after Shang-Chi's red carpet premiere this week. First reactions and initial reviews from movie reviewers are highly positive! Some initial reviews are collected at Screen Rant and Rotten Tomatoes. John Campea is calling Shang-Chi the best comic book movie he's enjoyed since Logan, and the best martial arts in a movie since The Raid movies. Full reviews are still embargoed, so press and movie reviewers who got to see the movie early won't be allowed to publish their full reviews until later. The movie comes out on September 3. Disney is doing a theatrical only opening for Shang-Chi, no day and date on Disney+ (like with Black Widow). I wonder how this movie will do opening weekend. Shang-Chi is a new character for MCU movie audiences, and the covid delta variant is messing with theater attendance. The Suicide Squad recently got rave reviews from critics, but did not fare so well at the box office on its opening weekend; although it had a day and date release on HBO Max, and the baggage of the 2016 Suicide Squad move (which was not well liked).