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.
Cast & Credits
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.