The Great Wall

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Thriller | Running Time:  104 min.
In theatres: February 17, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.61
based on 166 votes and 52 reviews
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Cast: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Hanyu Zhang, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Kenny Lin, Junkai Wang, Zheng Kai, Cheney Chen, Xuan Huang, Andy Lau


European mercenaries William Garin and Pero Tovar (Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal) and their group are attacked by an unknown monster while searching for black powder in Ancient China. After the attack, they are taken prisoner by Chinese soldiers, who are part of a secret military sect. Soon the mercenaries learn that they must team up with the soldiers, including General Shao (Zhang Hanyu), to fight off an attack by ancient monsters and ravenous beasts on the world’s most iconic structure — the Great Wall of China.

Every 60 years, the creatures rise from the nearby Jade Mountain to devour humans and everything else in their path. As William battles them and tries to protect the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind the fortress and finds himself on a journey toward becoming a hero of the times.

Director: Zhang Yimou
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Charles Roven, Peter Loehr, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni
Screenplay: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy
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  • 4 stars "I enjoyed the movie. Matt played his role rather well. I thought the creatures were rather creative and the visual effects were great! The costume design was great as well. Overall it was a rather unique movie to have watched."
  • 5 stars "I loved it from start to finish!! Visually stunning, great acting, all around great movie."
  • 5 stars "Visual masterpiece with gorgeous costumes, scenery,artistic fight scenes & thousands of extras. Matt Damon and his sidekick were out of place in this Chinese movie. The storyline that included them was far fetched. However the plot re: the Wall was entertaining and the movie long but enjoyable."