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The Great Wall (2016)

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When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts ... See full summary »

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When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force. Written by Watch_Movies

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1700 years to build. 5500 miles long. What were they trying to keep out?


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence | See all certifications »

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Constance Wu publicly criticized the movie for offering the leading role to Matt Damon and Damon himself for accepting, stating it was "cultural misappropriation" for a Caucasian, Western nation-born actor to be presented as the driving force behind the Great Wall's construction, when the majority of it was led and done by Chinese civilians. Damon later stated that he was hurt by the backlash against the role and that he did not feel the criticism of his part was accurate. Andy Lau both defended Damon's part in the project and put it into context by noting that "there are five characters who are the leaders of the battle for survival of mankind (in the film), and the four guys who fight alongside (Damon) are all Chinese". See more »

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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. See more »

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A Very Entertaining Film
29 December 2016 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

As a constant film goer I was really impressed with this film. It was entertaining. The story worked well. The acting was great. And the effects were really impressive. I watched it on a big screen in Bangkok and enjoyed the experience. The sound was equally impressive.

I just can't understand why the really negative reviews abound. Some are cursing it for having foreign actors. Others about the political situation etc. And the poor director is even getting a caning.

The story is about a legend. And it was wonderful to just sit back and let someone tell a story. I nearly didn't go because of all the bad reviews but I am glad I went and made up my own mind.

Go and see it.


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