A San Fran Bus Driver Thoroughly Roasted A 'Shang-Chi' Scene & Simu Liu Absolutely Loved It

"They are seriously off route!"

A San Fran Bus Driver Thoroughly Roasted A 'Shang-Chi' Scene & Simu Liu Absolutely Loved It

There's no denying that Marvel's Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings was a smash hit in 2021, but there's one bus driver in San Francisco that has a bone to pick with the film.

Twitter user @that_mc, a bus operator in the city that Shang-Chi is partly set in, devoted a whole Twitter thread to breaking down the iconic bus fight scene and did it so well that Simu Liu couldn't help but be amazed.

The real-life driver's name is Mack Allen, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, and he broke down everything from the ads on the wall to the "terrible" fake bus driver. The scene features a broken brake line and a careening bus, but it turns out that Marvel would've lost one of its more memorable action scenes if Allen was at the wheel.

Allen points out the driver's shoulder patch indicates he's likely a part-time worker — maybe that explains why the bus is "seriously off-route!"

But Allen had tons of compliments for Simu Liu and Awkwafina, who he says nailed driving the bus and using the accessories available.

There are tons of things that Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton gets right, like the destruction of scooters in the path of the bus ("I really wanted to just demolish a bunch of these scooters," Cretton told Vanity Fair).

And apparently, Shang-Chi perfectly encapsulated the vibe of every San Fran resident who's just a few seconds late for their bus.

Overall, Allen said he enjoyed the scene and even took a moment to wish the fake bus driver, well.

The thread exploded in popularity, gaining thousands of likes in just a few days, but no one enjoyed it more than Shang-Chi himself, Simu Liu.

"I just want you to support public transport by riding the bus more and driving a personal car less. Support policies that fund public transport, and support policies that prioritize people over parking spots," Allen wrote after the thread blew up on Twitter.

"And thank your operator when you get off the bus," he said. "Every 'Thank you' makes our day on the road a little better."

It's good advice, and even better advice when your driver is fighting off supervillains at the same time!

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