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The Great Wall (2017) Movie Reviews

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07/09/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Great Wall has a few holes.

The most expensive movie filmed entirely in China and it's starring Matt Damon. That might rub some people the wrong way but in the context of the film, it actually makes sense. Plus I'm sure they wanted to cash in on American audiences overseas. It's a reasonable business move.
"The Great Wall" itself is an odd creature. Part historical period piece (in a foreign language half the time too!) and part Hollywood blockbuster spectacle. The setting? Medieval China. The story? European mercenaries led by Matt Damon in pursuit of gunpowder are captured at the Great Wall (duh). The Chinese soldiers there tell them the real reason the wall was built: to fend off an army of monsters. From outer space.
Yes I'm serious that's the plot.
It's actually a well made and often quite silly B-movie. Bu...

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06/15/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A bit ridiculous and enjoyable at the same time

"The last time I saw you, you left me for dead. The the time before that I saved your life! "

From time to time me as film buff yearns for a brainless fantasy movie. No need to pay attention because of ingeniously crafted intrigues and ingeniously interwoven stories. The nonsense level of "The Great Wall" is unbelievably high. And at some moments, the action scenes are so exaggerated that I'm sure even the Tao Tie rolled with their eyes. Everyone knows the Chinese Wall served a completely different function. The fact that it's being used as a defense against a completely different threat, makes the story more original. I bet they've sought inspiration in Chinese fables or saga.

Asking Matt Damon to play the leading role, obviously would lead to critical reviews w...

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