The Great Wall

The Great Wall (2016)

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Set in the Northern Song Dynasty, revolving around soldiers searching for gunpowder who come across the construction of the Great Wall of China, and learn that its hurried construction isn’t just to keep out the Mongols, but mystical creatures as well.

  • Native title:

    长城

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Ruyi
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Mar 13, 2017
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I watched this in the cinema and it was superb!! The creatures and cinematography looked convincing and the acting...it's too good...just beautiful... especially Damon Matt :) The main highlight of this movie is to tell us to trust...trust people...trust in yourself etc. I know..I'm talking about the movie like I'm writing an assessment or something XD

So, that was just like a introduction. Now, I will move on to how I think read more of the story, acting/cast, music and re watch value (I'm kinda copying what other people are doing for their reviews but.. let's move on XD)

STORY:
Thrilling. I loved it...because I love thrilling movies hehe. In this movie, there was always something happening that thrills us, whether it's a creature gonna attack them, preparing for a battle or even just explaining what the Taotei's are is thrilling!! I will not make this paragraph long so I'll just make this short...if I extend the paragraph, I might add spoilers and I know you don't want that ;)

NOOOO!!!! I just wrote a really good review but somehow got deleted T_T
So, this second half is my second time writing the review...(it took me a lot of time!)

ACTING/CAST:
..........I feel so blank after all that writing is deleted T_T Anyways, Damon Matt's acting is the top of the top. I can't describe it but it's too good lol. At the very start of the movie, he had really messy and long hair that I didn't even realise it was Matt. Until, when he fixed it, I was like, "OMG! It's him...." (I actually don't know who damon matt is but now I know :) He's an actor who played as William Garin in The Great Wall :D) The movie was already better with Matt (and luhan and karry!*fangirls*) but it was even better with JingTian too! I've never seen her before but she's a goddess...Just beautiful..I'm speechless.

MUSIC:
You know, usually, when I make reviews, I talk about how emotional that ost was or how powerful his/her voice has! But this time, no voice...just instruments XD But I liked it. The music really fitted in with what was happening in the movie. Impressive.

REWATCH VALUE:
Have you experienced this before? Whenever, I go to the cinemas, the movie always seems to go very fast! It's like BAM! DONE! LET'S GO HOME! But, I don't want to. I just wanna watch another movie! (for example, Beauty and the Beast) 9.0 I might have rated it too high, since I went to the cinamas to watch it-
actually..... the movie would have gone really quickly if I watched it online too! lol

OVERALL:
Superb. Thrilling. Convincing. Impressive~~ I loved this movie-I mean I love this movie and still love it lol. It really makes your day more interesting! Definitely Recommend it! (espcially for a boring Sunday afternoon) I watched it on a Sunday afternoon but that sunday afternoon wasn't sunny...it was raining...really badly....bu that doesn't mean my day was bad! I love the movie, The Great Wall and I'm actually going to The Great Wall next year.....will I see those creatures (taotei)? XD......hopefully not...

P.S. "Trust (???” Trust in your people, yourself. You can do it. (yep! Motivation Quote! Fighting! )
lololololololol
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QAS
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Mar 19, 2017
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This is Zhang Yimou's epic fantasy movie, and he pulled off an incredible feat of the imagination. I describe it as fantasy versus historical, because the monsters did not exist in historical times. The CGI was amazing, and took me back to the advent of Lord of the Rings. The movie was fast-paced, and the two hours zipped by quickly.

I looked forward to this movie because of Andy Lau and Lu read more Han.

Matt Damon, who had suprised me as Jason Bourne many years ago, stepped up the plate in his first Chinese movie. His only flaw was the accent. He spoke with an American accent, that did not exist before 1776. His character was an European mercenary in China during the Song dynasty.

Jing Tian was credible as Commander Lin Mae.

I was very impressed that the scriptwriter entrusted a lot of English dialog to Andy Lau, who showed his competency in the second language. Andy deserved third billing.

Lu Han did a very good job as the apprentice soldier, whose work experience was in the kitchen.

The monsters looked like relatives of the alien species in the Alien movie.
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    Panda 10 days ago - edited

    Is damon matt the same matt damon or his cousin

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      moondust 8 days ago

      It's his bastard redneck cousin that the Matt Damon doesn't want anybody to know about

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    Red 11 days ago - edited

    One of the best movies this year ( well 2016)
    I didn't even know Lu Han was in it when went to watch it in the cinema xD and I was like OMG HE LOOKS LIKE HIM

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    Pinja 13 days ago

    I absolutely hated it. All my money went to Luhan.

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    Bae Mar 20, 2017 - edited

    I watched this at the cinema with a non-chinese-movie-fan and we both liked it very much.. well, most of it could be because we both love action movies so no suprise we liked it,especially the crane army should get a shoutout. They were so badass omg I loved it xD someone mentioned in the comments that they could only understand the english part.. I don't know where they watched it but we had subtitles (in German.. ehm yes, I'm German.) so that was not a problem. I was happy that they didn't dub the chinese parts. In Germany most of the time everything in movies gets dubbed so sometimes it ruins the story..

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    moondust Mar 13, 2017

    It's far from a masterpiece, but this is getting way more flack than it deserves. Matt Damon as a white hero saving China is a MISCONCEPTION, and not the message of the movie at all. He's merely thrown in there for relevance to attract Western audiences, but that's about it. Impressive action and entertainment, and should be looked at it that way.

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    Ririn Feb 23, 2017

    It's better than what you could imagine. I've just watched it at the cinema. All the actors and Jing Tian made a really performance. And God, Zhang Yimou just made such an amazing movie! I totally enjoyed it ♥

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    Parknara Jan 24, 2017

    i just watched it on cinema, daebak!

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    Kristana Jan 19, 2017

    LoL just yesterday I told myself how I won't ever watch this piece of sh** of Hollywood's 'chinese' movie about a white man commanding Chinese nation on the Chinese wall when I saw the a trailer on the tv. I really really hate that, really.... but now I know that Luhan and Ediie Peng are in there > <

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    biankatr99 Jan 8, 2017

    OMG! I can't believe it! I live in Hungary and this movie is playing in our cinema! *-* *-*

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    Mystearica81 Jan 1, 2017

    I loved it even though I only understood the English parts but I can infer what's being said by what's going on. Hopefully it's released here stateside in all the movie theatre and not only in selected theatres ❤️

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    Ruyi Dec 17, 2016 - edited

    where can i watch this online?

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      Mystearica81 Jan 1, 2017

      Have you seen it yet?

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      Ruyi Jan 16, 2017

      not yet... the movie is in the cinemas but I wanna watch it at home, online

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      Mystearica81 Jan 16, 2017

      I know there's plenty of links to watch it YouTube. I've seen it on YouTube and on another site. I'm patiently waiting for it here stateside Feburary 17! Hopefully it'll be in my hometown!

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    Ruyi Dec 16, 2016

    Wang Kerry from TF Boys?! And Luhan?! * clicks plan to watch *

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    yarnie Oct 22, 2016

    DANG I found trailer randomly and i cant stop screaming even if Eddie Peng & Huang Xuan's appearing was so short lol xD
    my mom thought i was fangirling over Damon Matt bwahahaha

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  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Dec 16, 2016
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 44 min.

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