The Great Wall

The Great Wall
  • 2017
  • China / US
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zhang Yimou
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe

Two tough, rascally fighting men (Damon and Pascal, who was Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones) travel to China, get captured, are beguiled by a warrior princess (Jing) and besieged by beasties. Director Zhang is going for full-on blockbuster: plot and character are less important than spectacular action, Damon is likeable, and it's all spiffing hooey.

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The Great Wall

16 Feb 20173 stars

Matt Damon heads up this thin but thrilling fantasy epic from acclaimed director Zhang Yimou

Matt Damon plays an 11th century mercenary / adventurer in a hectic fantasy epic that is like a cross between the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics and a video game. Damon and sidekick Pedro Pascal (the memorable Oberyn Martell from Game of…

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