The Great Wall is a legendary film that narrates the story of an elite force making a courageous battle for humanity against the dark enemies in the world’s most iconic structure – The Great Wall of China. The movie is also the largest film ever shot entirely in China. This is Written by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro & Tony Gilroy under the Direction of Yimou Zhang under Universal Pictures.
Casts: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Tian Jing & Andy Lau.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fictional (PG 13)
Check out my past movie review of a Matt Damon Film, The Martian.
WHAT I LIKE?
The Great Wall is spectacle of impressive visual effects, great cinematography, superb and top-notch production design and weapons and some pretty good action sequences from beginning to end. What I loved about the film is that it played well on a fair ground in presenting Chinese culture and legends into a very understandable format. Aside from that, the film’s gigantic feels from props to manpower and casts made it even more realistic and historic as I must say. It was a good decision to add Matt Damon from an unfamiliar but very talented cast. Everyone in the film did great in their own portrayals. Action sequences are well-executed and there was never any dull moment in this 2-hour masterpiece. Death scenes are disturbing and scary too. The climax was also great. It is both visually-entertaining and thrilling as well. Hats off to the crew of The Great Wall. Loved the details of every frame and the surroundings as well.
What I don’t like?
Well, it could have been a little a bit cultural in tems of storytelling. A little depth on the history setting in the beginning could have made the film even better as a whole. But, the film still stood for me.
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