Speeding buses, practical fight sequences, and a year’s worth of work led to the best seven minutes of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Near the end of the film’s first act, the bus scene sees Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) and his best friend (Awkwafina) ambushed by the members of the Ten Rings. The action sequence, which takes place on a moving bus, goes on for roughly seven minutes and is easily one of the best fight sequences on film in recent years.
Not only is this the best “hero shows off their powers for the first time” scene, but it is captivating in how it uses San Francisco’s MUNI buses.
As someone who rode those buses every day for three years, it was exciting to see the double-length buses be used in a fight scene that pays homage to the iconic stuntman himself, Jackie Chan. To bring these scenes to life, the stunt team and performers paid close attention to the bus’ previsualized route and practical stunts that would showcase Shang-Chi as a force to be reckoned with.
Author: Alyssa Miller
This article comes from No Film School and can be read on the original site.