Marvel Studio‘s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu, got its world premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday. The film will reportedly stay in cinemas for about 45 days and then will move to OTT platforms – Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. With the world premiere, the first reactions, too, are in. And as per film critics, it is most likely the best action movie Marvel has produced to date.

The premier was attended by the movie’s cast and crew along with several celebrities. Here are the first reactions:

Collider editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub said, “#shangchi is like no Marvel movie you’ve seen. Love that it opens the door to a new world that I can’t wait to see more of. @SimuLiu literally kicks so much ass and he is perfectly cast. Got to see it in @imax tonight and this is how you want to see it. Looked and sounded perfect.”

Host-producer Brandon Davis said: “#ShangChi is awesome. This movie hits all that Marvel does well (pacing, humor, character) and adds action as we’ve never seen from the MCU before! Lots of people are about to have a new favorite Marvel hero. Darker than expected. Loads of fun. Integral to MCU Phase 4!”

While actor Wendy Lee Szany found Shang-Chi to be phenomenal, Eric Goldman said: “There is a lot not in the trailers… And Simu Liu makes for an awesome hero.”

With the premiere of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings done, Marvel Studios released more footage of its new adventure. A new 30-second teaser trailer along with a one-minute clip. The film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton also stars Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen, and Florian Munteanu. Actor Benedict Wong is expected to reprise his role as a sorcerer in the film.

The 30-second teaser reminds us that it is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that already has Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is Marvel’s first movie that has an Asian superhero in the lead. Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton said that it’s Marvel’s first “purely martial arts movie”. He further described it as a cross between a “classic kung fu film and a family drama.”