Not my type of movie but it wasn't bad!
I wasn't expectinguch since it's an action movie on the whole "last samurai" premise; but in China with monsters. Pleasantly surprised. Some of the action is a throwback to martial arts movies of days of old. Story was terribly cliche. Matt Daemon' non-Boston, non-American accent is jarringly bad.
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.