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  • Country: China
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 16, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 481 users)
  • Ranked: #1135
  • Popularity: #2025
  • Members: 948

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The Great Wall
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Ratings: 7.7/10 from 481 users
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Ranked #1135
Popularity #2025
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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.

  • Country: China
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 16, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 481 users)
  • Ranked: #1135
  • Popularity: #2025
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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TaraLynch
3 people found this review helpful
Apr 17, 2017
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.5
Okay, I liked The Great Wall quite a bit, actually. It was gorgeously filmed (which I fully expected, given my experience with Chinese cinematography) and vibrantly colored. The action scenes were beautiful. There was a touch of 'What this place needs is a honky' but not nearly so badly as I feared from when I first saw trailers for it. The Chinese have a flair for epic fantasy and hopefully we'll be able to avoid another world war, so we can see more joint Chinese-Hollywood projects in the future.
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QAS
3 people found this review helpful
Mar 19, 2017
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
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 Han.

Matt Damon stepped up the plate in his first Chinese movie, as an European mercenary in China during the Song dynasty.  Damon's only flaw was the American accent, that did not match the job title.

Jing Tian was credible as Commander Lin Mae.

Andy Lau showed his competency in the second language.  I was very impressed that the scriptwriter entrusted a lot of English dialog to his character, the military strategist.  Andy Lau should have received 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 movies.

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