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Simu Liu's Reaction To Shang-Chi's Rotten Tomatoes Score Has Fans Howling

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" hits theaters on September 3 and people are understandably excited to see it. In many ways, this latest entry into the MCU feels like the real beginning of the fourth wave of Marvel's juggernaut franchise. While we've most certainly been on the receiving end of plenty of Marvel TV content, it's all felt like preamble — "WandaVision" set up "Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness," "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" established Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) as the new Captain America, and both "Loki" and "What If...?" are Marvel's declaration that, yes, the multiverse is going to be a very big deal.

"Black Widow" was well-received, but that movie existed more to wrap up Natasha Romanoff's (Scarlett Johansson) story. "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" is firmly about the future of the MCU on the big screen.

The good news is that critics are finally getting to see the film, and they seem very pleased with how it turned out — if Rotten Tomatoes is anything to go by. As of now, the film holds a 92% fresh rating on the site, and we know at least one person took notice: "Shang-Chi" star himself, Simu Liu who tweeted out a response to the reviews that was so funny, it's got a lot of people rolling in the proverbial aisles.

Even Marvel movie stars have to deal with tough parents

The first thing to know is that Rotten Tomatoes scores are a moving target when reviews start dropping. So while "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" is over 90% fresh, doesn't mean it was at first, nor does it mean it will stay that way. When Simu Liu first saw reviews rolling in, the Rotten Tomatoes score was lower, so he took to Twitter to share some very important feelings.

"'86% on RottenTomatoes? What happened to the other 14?' –my parents, probably," Liu tweeted in response to his film's initial score. If you have ever been a "gifted" child whose parents were always expecting greater and greater things, you know exactly what Liu is writing about. It turns out, a lot of people, especially those of Asian descent, also have parents just like Liu's.

"That's not even a B+ #asianfail," tweeted @iconoclash. @Yashinverma shared the sentiment when they tweeted, "Tell me you're Asian without telling me you're Asian."

The response over on Reddit was very similar. "Shang-Chi? Why not Dr. Shang-Chi? What am I supposed to say around the parents of the actor who plays Dr. Strange," wrote Reddit user u/DogGamnFusterCluck, mocking their own family's response to success. "Don't you mean Dr. President Shang-Chi," u/Bryvayne responded. "You remember the Wongs," chimed in u/AtomicKittenz, adding, "Their son can teleport. Why you no can spatial travel?"

In short, Simu Liu may be leading the charge on the next wave of MCU heroes, but his biggest credit at this moment is that he may have just become the most relatable figure in the MCU, period.