The Great Wall
- China / US
- 103 min
- 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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Matt Damon stars as a Europeon Mercenary on the hunt for the fabled black powder that turns air into fire. Embroiled in an epic battle between the army on one side of the Great Wall and creatures called the Taotie, who surface every 60 years to wreck havoc.
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The Great Wall16 Feb 2017
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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