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The Great Wall (2016)

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European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

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Commander Lin Mae
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Ballard
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Strategist Wang
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Tovar
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General Shao
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Peng Yong
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Commander Chen
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Commander Wu
Xuan Huang ...
Commander Deng
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Shen (as Zheng Kai)
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Emperor (as Junkai Wang)
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Bouchard
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Najid
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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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17 February 2017 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,079,140 (USA) (17 February 2017)

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$24,620,000 (USA) (22 February 2017)
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Alexander Skarsgård was considered for a role before Benjamin Walker was cast, then he dropped out. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Doctor Strange (2016) See more »

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It is an awesome film to me
31 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Before I watch this film, I read some commends from Chinese websites. Most commends are critical, but I still want to watch and evaluate by myself. At first, I am not very expected to this film, but I realize I am wrong after a while. It is amazing. I feel so exciting and nervous when the war starts. I feel moved at the end because so many soldiers lose their lives in order to protect their people behind them. The director wants to show the truth that we have to overcome not only the monster but greedy. In general, it is awesome! I have been watching a lot adventure and fantasy films produced by American directors. I cannot deny that they did better in producing this kind of film than Chinese directors. I am not racialism, so do not judge me. But now, I saw a great film produced by Chinese director which can stand shoulder by shoulder with those produced by American directors. I do not understand why so many people judge this film even though they do not watch it. It is so ridiculous! Some people may say "white hero again", but I think that "the hero" is not any single person. Every soldiers who sacrificed from resisting monsters is hero. Some people may criticize the poor plot, but I find many details are based on historical records accurately. For example, a detail run through the film is that mercenary look for gun power. Based on the the capital city was Bianliang, it must be Northern Song Dynasty. It is true that gun power has not spread to the west at that time. This film is the best film which combine Chinese elements very well. It is Yimou Zhang's first directed the true sense of the Hollywood blockbuster. It is a corn-stone in Chinese film history.


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