The Great Wall

2016

Action  Adventure  Fantasy  Thriller  

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Cast

Matt Damon as William
Pedro Pascal as Tovar
Willem Dafoe as Ballard
Pilou Asbæk as Bouchard
720p 1080p 3D
757.54 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 43 min
P/S 744 / 4,276
1.57 GB
1920*1080
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 43 min
P/S 1,111 / 4,228
1.57 GB
1920*1080
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 43 min
P/S 55 / 224

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by xuss 9 / 10

Collectivism Won, then Loses

This movie, is first of all, a marketing attempt. A Chinese marketing attempt. It is based on nothing, the legend of the beasts which attacks once in 60 years is childish, as well as the entire ceremony of Chinese soldiers uniforms and organization. Without stars as Matt Damon or Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Game of Thrones), the film would be less than a television production. It is without intrigue but with lots of effects, the characters have no real solidity and a story with a huge potential was wasted through this screening... Its main problem is that even the Great Chinese Wall should really be involved into the great cinematography because of itself. Adding a foolish story to a monument like this is almost an heresy and my opinion is that the producers/Chinese authorities were sloppy in paying for such a product.

Reviewed by jonowilson-97360 9 / 10

Saw this last night at a cinema in Shanghai

Have read so much contrasting arguments. Some regarding logic and such! Bah! Just let the writer-director-producer-actors team present their work and comment on that. If the soldiers seem rigid or vague - we should think how could you maintain a high quality throughout those vast numbers of supporting actors. Maybe, if its made for TV-Series they have more time to develop any characters (even Game of Thrones, Vikings, Spartacus, etc didn't dwell too much on foot soldiers). If the weapons are quite "out of this world" - well, how did you think other films looks like. And don't forget, they invents a lot of thing back then over there. Give some slack for imagination & entertainment sake. If legend about the beast seems far fetched, lets rethink about other legends we've been fed all these times, eh.? Credit where, credits due.*By the way, me myself enjoy something more thought provoking kind of movies. But do enjoy any kind of "hoo-hah" or "bang-bang" presentation sometimes.

Reviewed by Dan Mihai 9 / 10

There are many legends about The Great Wall, this is one of them...

I've no idea why some Chinese friends telling me that this is quite an ordinary and even boring film.This movie got a low score on some Chinese movie rating website. Perhaps the Chinese audiences have more expectations of director Zhang, Yimou and more detailed requirements of such a historical fiction action- adventure movie.I just finish watching this movie. Frankly speaking my experience is more than expected. Both Cinematography and Screenplay are more than acceptable. And story is perhaps also enough, film is not a paper.What's more, the whole film seems quite different from other movies that I have seen before, which gives an visual and spiritual travel to the ancient China.As to these questions of movie story, like why this, why that, or why not..I can only say that you need to do more preparations of Chinese history and civilization.

Reviewed by Apavaloae Dorin 9 / 10

A lousy movie, a weak story

This film has received much controversial arguments since the trailer came out. The release in China so far has received more than 86 Million US dollars box-office in a week and the projection will be 150 million US dollars in China. The comments from the viewers on internet are very divided into 2 extremes. 1 star or full 5 stars on Douban (equivalent level as Rotten tomato in China). The biggest discontent perhaps, is not from the fact that the Great Wall is a bad film but the disappointment. From "Raise the Red Lantern "to "Hero"Zhang Yimou has established his leading position as a talented director in both artistic creation and commercial success: Three best foreign film Oscars nominations, a Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes and 177m US dollars box-office worldwide in 2004. The spotlight the Great Wall is under this time seems focus on Matt Damon, lack of true culture representation etc. But these arguments really stem from one important fact that this is film is a first-time true co-production attempt between China and US. Co-production has not been easy and made many jokes in the past such as adding unnecessary minor roles for Chinese actors for a script does not really need any Chinese content added, or abrupt ad implantation (Yili milk in Transformers 4). And it will not be easy. The undeniable fact is the rising demand from the second large film market in the globe and the market and content makers are trying to adapt and push the edge. The harder part is the audiences' criticism and tastes grow more sophisticated and diversifies too. Will they catch the audiences step? Will the audience be trained to adapt to super story series just like western super hero series that the more disappointment and harsh criticism rise but more box office follows?The Great Wall has so far, the highest production budget in Chinese film history and for a China and US co-production film. It seems no pressure of covering the cost of 150m US dollars from domestic and worldwide box-office if we do a rough formulation by three-times budget worth box-office cover the whole pipeline production and marketing etc.At least from this perspective,Zhang Yimou has been an excellent project manager on a budget on this scale cross countries.I spent about 7 dollars on my 3D ticket in a 4K Doby theater and I think for a standard commercial film with good VFS and OST plus Matt Damon, it is worth the money. If the investors get their moneys back, then we will be seeing the Great Wall 2, 3, 4, 5 because that's how the industry works. And if Batman vs Superman can get a 6.8, I follow a 6 for this film.

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