Watching “Shang-Chi” with My Parents

The special-effects dragon was the most beautiful they had ever seen, they said, and in my head the reel stopped as I wondered how many iterations of stomping Western dragons (“Basically, brontosauruses that breathe fire,” said my husband later) they had had to endure before seeing a major studio attempt the true dragons of their heritage.

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