The Great Wall
- 1hr 43m
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If you're looking for some cheesy monster flick fun similar to Gods of Egypt, this is the right thing for you!
The monsters are cheesy CGI and they use the same sound effects to make their native noise as they do in several other movies. It's not all terrible, but it's not Great.
The computer-generated monsters, like the film as a whole, are numbingly repetitive, and devoid of any power to move, scare or stir us.
Viewers are in good hands — if they’re not too demanding — as Zhang Yimou puts the easily distinguishable characters through their paces.
The characters are ciphers, the narrative is dull and even the sights and sounds become numbingly bombastic after a while.
Movie Info & Cast
Did You Know?
- Benjamin Walker was cast for a role in the film, but he dropped out.
- Only one magnetic stone, which can pacify the Taotie, appeared in the movie. The stone was brought in by William the European mercenary. In reality, Chinese civilization first made compasses from magnetic stones in Han dynasty (< AD100). By the time point of the movie (somewhen between AD960 and AD1127), the compass had been widely used in navigation. It shouldn't be hard to find more magnetic stones inside China.
- Commander Lin Mae: Why are you here?
- William: We came to trade.
- Commander Lin Mae: You lie. You are thieves!