The Great Wall Review

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

The Great Wall stars Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Tian Jing and Andy Lau.

Two warriors are captured and are being held in The Great Wall of China, a wall being used to keep beasts from entering their country. After his mission is being held up, William changes from being a thief to helping the army on the wall defeat the monsters who are out to enter China and take over the country.

Positives. The idea behind the story is good, I think there was potential for a good film to be made here but unfortunately it doesn’t work this time.

Negatives. Where to start. The thing that annoyed me the most about this film was that it is called The Great Wall and is 5500 miles long but we only see small part of it. We get some establishing shots of the wall but there was an opportunity for it to be used well especially during the big action scenes. The dialogue wasn’t good, it was very basic and the poor acting by the majority of the cast did not help sell the film. The CGI was average, at times it looked good and other times it stood out and was extremely obvious. The design of the monsters was basic and felt like something we have seen many times before. The story was okay, but needed better execution. The third act was very poor, you expect a big fight at the wall but what you get is over in a few minutes and not even a proper fight.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.

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