The Great Wall

The Great Wall

 
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THE GREAT WALL
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Plot Summary
A man with bad intentions uses all of his skills to save himself and the Chinese people from a monster attack
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Hey, Hollywood. *Taps microphone* Is this thing on?

Are you aware that it is 2017 and the world no longer wants movies about a "Great White Hope"? Apparently not.

Also, are you aware that the sci-fi trope of "One brain to rule them all", a.k.a. "Kill the queen and they all die", should NEVER be used again, because we've seen it in dozens of sci-fi films? Again, apparently not.

Seriously, this film could have been done 10 different ways without having to bring in a white guy, (who has never even heard of these monsters), to save the entire country of China, (a civilization that has been fighting these monsters for hundreds of years). Yet, he's the one guy in all the land with the guts, skill, and tools to save them all.

Throw on top of that the ridiculous convenience of only having to kill off the leader to stop the overwhelming attack, several massive plot holes, a horrible script that is delivered with incredibly choppy acting, and a wimpy Willem Dafoe and you have all of the necessary ingredients for a terrible movie.

The only thing that is salvageable in this film is the beautiful cinematography and the fact that it is mercifully short, clocking in at about 90 minutes, and the one decent actor in the whole thing, Jing Tian, who is so far above the rest of this movie everyone should be embarrassed for her that she had to work on something like this.

Director Zhang Yimou is way better than this film as well. He has given us several powerful and wonderful films over the last three decades. I highly recommend seeing some of his other work instead of this wreck.

THE GREAT WALL is mediocre at best.

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2.2
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2.0
Acting 
 
2.0
Directing 
 
2.0
Effects or Cinematography 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
1.0
Music 
 
3.0

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Hey, Hollywood. *Taps microphone* Is this thing on?

Are you aware that it is 2017 and the world no longer wants movies about a "Great White Hope"? Apparently not.

Also, are you aware that the sci-fi trope of "One brain to rule them all", a.k.a. "Kill the queen and they all die", should NEVER be used again, because we've seen it in dozens of sci-fi films? Again, apparently not.

Seriously, this film could have been done 10 different ways without having to bring in a white guy, (who has never even heard of these monsters), to save the entire country of China, (a civilization that has been fighting these monsters for hundreds of years). Yet, he's the one guy in all the land with the guts, skill, and tools to save them all.

Throw on top of that the ridiculous convenience of only having to kill off the leader to stop the overwhelming attack, several massive plot holes, a horrible script that is delivered with incredibly choppy acting, and a wimpy Willem Dafoe and you have all of the necessary ingredients for a terrible movie.

The only thing that is salvageable in this film is the beautiful cinematography and the fact that it is mercifully short, clocking in at about 90 minutes, and the one decent actor in the whole thing, Jing Tian, who is so far above the rest of this movie everyone should be embarrassed for her that she had to work on something like this.

Director Zhang Yimou is way better than this film as well. He has given us several powerful and wonderful films over the last three decades. I highly recommend seeing some of his other work instead of this wreck.

THE GREAT WALL is mediocre at best.
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