The Great Wall

The Great Wall

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Edition: Blu-rayDVD combo
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (1 hr. 43 mins.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Oct 08, 2017

Below sub par !!! It has some good CGI but the biggest highlight was the fact that Matt Damon was together with Andy Lau . Matt Damon had reprised Andy Lau's Infernal Affairs role in The Departed

Sep 29, 2017

Poor Matt Damon. That's what I kept saying thru this whole movie. I guess it looked good on paper, because it sure stunk on the big screen.

Sep 29, 2017

Big stars, big sets, really bad script = mediocre movie.

Sep 22, 2017

Matt Damon ??. Please !!. Then diving to stab the monsters ??.
How about the weight of the whole chain ,when is fully extended ??? Why killing the so called Monsters ???.

I wasted my time watching this movie . A woman in charge of all these soldiers ?? ,and the emperor wanting to kill the "monster " as soon it was captured ?
One star ( and that being generous .

Sep 19, 2017

This expensive film from China was one big box-office flop, and you kind of know the reason why. Even for a fantasy film, the story line is a stretch. All the CGI and expensive costume cannot save it. However, it is still a Zhang Yimou film, and Zhang knows how the camera works. So watch it just for the visual if nothing else.

Sep 07, 2017

Wow. That was bad. I watched it and looked at the clock the whole time. What really annoyed me: 1) I didn't get most of the accents - like try to sound like you didn't all learn English in the US. And where did Matt Damon's ascent come from? Well that depends on which part of the movie you are referring to. 2) how an army that prepared, was so unprepared to keep soldiers alive. Humans diving off the wall to stab things? I can't even talk about it anymore. Don't take any of it seriously or historically as a legend like the movie suggests and maybe you can get through it.

Sep 02, 2017

What a treat. The story was developed by the great Ed Zwick which explains why it is as good an adventure story as it is. I have been enjoying director Zhang Yimou's work since the 1990s and this film has all of his virtues. Ramin Djawadi (from "Game of Thrones") provided one of his rousing musical scores. People who appreciate Hong Kong and Chinese cinema already know Andy Lau; this is a good introduction for those who are unfamiliar with him.

Sep 01, 2017

I only watched the first hour. Jacky Chan meets godzillas! Several excellent actors did this for the money.

Aug 25, 2017

Si te gusta la Aventura, cambio de roles y nuevas expectativas definitivamente tiene que ver esta película...

Aug 15, 2017

A poor film - if you are going to use fantastic beasts it is better in a fantasy. This one used history and tried to make it fantasy. Poor dialogue and acting with ridiculous special effects. The actors and the Western producers raved about the director and his previous work. I have seen three of the four films referenced and they were all so so. Sometimes a director gets a reputation for no reason that I can see. If they were to rave about Ang Lee or Wong Kar Wai, I could understand their eagerness to participate in one of their films.

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Nasty, hideous beasts might be too much for youngsters.

Violence: Lots of battle scenes and killings but not very gory.


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Jun 07, 2017

Where are the Tao Tei now?
-The mountains, regrouping.
Where do they come from?
-About 20 centuries ago, there was an emperor whose greed brought deep suffering to all of China. The heavens sent the meteor that struck Gouwu Mountain, turning it green and releasing the Tao Tei. From that day on, the Tao Tei rise every 60 years to scourge the north of China. They come to remind us of what happens when greed is unchecked. They eat anything, alive or dead, and take food to their queen. She depends on her soldiers to feed her. Only with the food they provide is she able to multiply. The capital, and its two million
people, is only 800 li away. If the Tao Tei ever had that much nourishment, no corner of the world would be safe.

Jun 07, 2017

These men know what they're doing?
-Wrong question. Whether or not the cable is attached, that is the question.
And the answer?
-Xin ren. Xin ren means trust. To have faith. Here, in this army, we fight for more than food or money. We give our lives to something more. Xin ren is our flag. Trust in each other. In all ways, at all times.
-Well, that's all well and good, but I'm not jumping. I'm alive today because I trust no one.
A man must learn to trust before he can be trusted.
-Then you were right. We're not the same.


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