VFX Artists Break Down Shang-Chi's Seamless Use of CGI in Scaffold Fight

YouTube channel Corridor Crew sit down with the visual effects supervisor of Shang-Chi to examine the epic scaffold fight scene in the film.

Modern VFX artists from the YouTube channel Corridor Crew sit down with second unit visual effects supervisor, Joe Farrell, for Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings to break down the scaffold fight scene in the film. The film stars Kim’s Convenience alumni Simu Liu in the titular role as the latest superhero to join the MCU. He is joined by a stellar supporting cast that includes Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung, who plays the film’s primary antagonist and Shang-Chi’s father, Xu Wenwu. The story revolves around Shang-Chi as he is forced to confront his past when his father brings him and his sister Xialing (Zhang) into a search for the mythical village of Ta Lo.

Shang-Chi has garnered positive reviews from critics and audiences alike and has been praised particularly for its choreography of the action sequences. The film features many terrific set pieces including the famous bus fight scene and a climax involving a duel between two dragons. However, there is one sequence that has flown under the radar. This scene in question takes place after Shang-Chi and Katy (Awkwafina) decide to meet his long lost sister Xialing in Macau where she founded an underground fight club following her escape from Wenwu. The siblings’ reunion is short-lived when the Ten Rings attack the club and this leads to Shang-Chi and Xialing having to square off against Wenwu’s warriors in a thrilling sequence along the side of a massive skyscraper on some scaffolding.

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