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'The Great Wall' Review/Discussion
 

 
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The Great Wall looks like it could be a really amazing video game. Alas, it’s a movie, and kind of a brick. A lavishly man-bunned Matt Damon stars as White Savior—sorry, William—a freelance medieval mercenary (he f!ghts for gold, not honor; gunpowder, not glory) who joins forces with China’s f!ghting elite to battle the Tao Tie, a rapacious horde of homicidal reptiles hellbent on breaching the ancient city of Bianliang.

In the beginning, participation is hardly voluntary; William and his fellow traveler Tovar (Narcos’ Pedro Pascal) stumble upon the fortress’s warrior elite—the so-called Nameless Order—in search of the mysterious, combustive “black powder,” and arrive bearing an accidental gift: the taloned claw of a Tao Tie, lopped off in a murky midnight attack two days’ travel from the Wall. Their scaly souvenir earns the attentions of bilingual commander Lin Maje (Jing Tian), and some wary respect; how have these foreigners managed to come so close to a creature that has never been captured alive?

As something between provisional prisoners and houseguests, William and Tovar are allowed to bear witness to a Tao Tie raid that unfolds like a sort of bloody green-screen Cirque du Soleil: Pounding drums and swirling silks, soldiers arcing a silvery stream of arrows across the sky or diving swan-like from raised platforms, daggered spears in hand. Even with flawless preparation and swarms of immaculately coordinated f!ghters at the ready, though, the battle begins to shift away from victory. But hark, who is this leaping into the breach, rescuing young cadets from certain death with a well-placed blade? William, the loner legionnaire who believes in nothing and no one! Is impressing the commander part of his escape-plan long game, or has he suddenly grown a conscious? Tovar and another member of the Wall’s involuntary-Caucasian-lodger club named Ballard (a haunted, predatory Willem Dafoe) don’t care to stick around to find out, though their own getaway strategy may have a few plot-shaped holes of its own.

Renowned director Zhang Yimou (House of Flying Daggers, Hero) has placed Westerners at the center of a fundamentally Chinese narrative before, notably with Christian Bale in 2011’s The Flowers of War, and he is clearly no stranger to the scope of scale of historical epics. But The Great Wall struggles mightily to transcend its two-dimensional storyline, a dull roteness not much helped by its zoological villains. The Tao Tie, which we are told are some sort of physical manifestation of human greed, snarl and snap and inhale hapless bystanders like stoners ripping into a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos, but their reported intelligence never feels like more than hearsay; they can dig a tunnel and follow their queen’s orders in tail-swishing lockstep, but really, they’re just big nasty lizards. Zhang allows for a few small moments of buddy-cop comedy between Damon and Pascal (two dudes with no shortage of lethal weapons between them) and a whisper of implied romance with the sleek, high-ponied Tian. But the film’s CGI magic stays flatly on the screen, lit less by the bright flame of a true creative vision than the dull gleam in an international marketing executive’s eye. C+
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This movie is getting pushed really hard at AMC.
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you mean the "White Wall" the weird man does it again.
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The last one of these bullsh*t blanc savior movies that I watched was 'The Last Samurai'.

Stupid concept to appeal to the fragile egos of stupid people.
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I watched it last month and it's good for a Friday night movie when you ain't got sh*t to do. They do a good job of making the female lead the bad a.ss and they don't oversell Damon but he's obviously the protagonist and the story arc revolves around him.
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 JohnDoe said:
I watched it last month and it's good for a Friday night movie when you ain't got sh*t to do. They do a good job of making the female lead the bad a.ss and they don't oversell Damon but he's obviously the protagonist and the story arc revolves around him.
this. its ok at best. its not as white washed as you may think. Damon is obviously the name to attract viewers but he plays second fiddle to the female lead. She too trill. The ending seems rushed tho imo. But its good for a smoke and chill movie kodi watch.
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See I love Matt Damon, but why is this a predominate White cast? SMH.
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Matt Damon couldn't feel right playing that role and reading that script.

Sometimes I wish minorities could reverse the roles. For example make a movie about their heros like Alexander the Great or King Henry being portrayed by black/Latino/Asian people. The media and the "majority" would be in an uproar
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 00010111 said:
The last one of these bullsh*t blanc savior movies that I watched was 'The Last Samurai'.

Stupid concept to appeal to the fragile egos of stupid people.
I'd like to see a movie about the samurai Yasuke. And for anyone who doesn't know who that is:

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 Dawknight316 said:
See I love Matt Damon, but why is this a predominate White cast? SMH.
Just wait until Akira comes out!
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 00010111 said:
The last one of these bullsh*t blanc savior movies that I watched was 'The Last Samurai'.

Stupid concept to appeal to the fragile egos of stupid people.
You clearly didn't understand the story to The Last Samurai.
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^ These 2016-17 rookies with zero substance. fu*king teeny boppers. k!ll yourself.
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fu*k matt damon and his racist views
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still confused as to why damon picked this movie...
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kill ya self

that movie was a.ss
Rotten Tomatoes:

Critic Consensus: With high production values and thrilling battle scenes, The Last Samurai is a satisfying epic.
Great performances by Tom and Ken Watanabe. Stick to the Fast and Furious movies.
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Who didnt know this movie would be a.ss
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you talk about zero substance then come back with some rotten tomatoes bullsh*t, that movie was historical inaccurate and just another chance for a european to implant himself in another cultures story...try that teeny bopper bullsh*t elsewhere... phaggot
Learn to write first if you're going to talk sh*t, noob. And movies aren't fully accurate with history?


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