Thursday, December 29

[Movie Review] The Great Wall

Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.

Watched The Great Wall with Gary at GV Plaza in the evening.

Personally, I thought that the story was simple and direct. Certain scenes could have been further elaborated as it appeared rather brief. Not many war scenes but honestly, the plot itself was carefully crafted with a rather good flow. 

The well-planned strategies for the attack was smart as well. Glad that certain humour was injected to lighten this heavy-hearted show. Not a typical kind of war movie but one that reminded viewers on the importance of trust and humanity. 

Ratings: 4 / 5