Anyone who is saying that this movie is anything but awful, then they have absolutely no taste in movies, or grand expectations, or any feasible amount of credibility to tell you what a good movie is. The CGI is laughable. The story is laughable, the acting is laughable, the over all premise and execution of this movie is completely laughable. After reading so many TEN star ratings an ranting about how wonderful this film is, one wonders if they are getting paid or were involved or just plain high as a kite, or simply wouldn't know good cinema if it bit them in the bum. But then again, i've heard people rave about how great sharknado is. So maybe after claiming something like sharknado is cinematic mastery, then one can understand why anyone would watch this and think it is anything but a waste of time AND MONEY to view such crap on the silver screen. Don't believe my review. Simply watch this Hollywood drivel for yourself and come to terms with not listening to just one reviewer that gave this thing a 1 star rating. Only regret is not being able to give it a minus rating. It's bad folks. Just horrible.
The Great Wall (2016) 3D YIFY Movie
The Great Wall (2016) 3D
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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The Synopsis for The Great Wall (2016) 3D
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.
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The Lousy WallReviewed bylowbudgetstudiosVote: 1/10
The famous Great Wall was built to keep out the evil hordes: peoplewith a lot of problems, drug dealers, murderers rapists, and (I assume)some good people. Wait a minute, wrong wall.
Regardless, The Great Wall embraces a new direction currently seen infilmmaking. Many movies, like Transformers 4, have featured Chineselocations prominently with the hope of getting into Chinese theaters.The rules to get into Chinese theaters are long and complex and therules as to how much money an American studio can make from thosetheaters is even more complex. So, US-Chinese co- productions like TheGreat Wall could become the rule rather than the exception.
Consequently, the story behind how a movie like The Great Wall getsproduced, is way more interesting than the movie itself. The Great Wallis movie where things happen not out of natural plot development orcharacter motivations, things happen because the script says theyhappen.
The best example of this lack of plot development is the revelationthat the creatures made it to the other side of the wall. How theyaccomplish this daunting feat is neither explained nor shown to theaudience. Suddenly, a guard tells Matt Damon that it's happened andthat's that. Perhaps the creatures paid a toll?
Speaking of which, the creatures and main villain of this movie aresimply put ugly green poorly rendered computer dogs. Not creepy uglylike the Predator or Alien. Just ugly ugly. Additionally, they expressno motivation or intelligence for their machinations beyond the need toget food for their queen. That's the limit of their complexity, thisfrom the main antagonists throughout the movie.
I guess I could go into Willem Dafoe's role in the movie, but then I'dquickly be doing more work on his character than the script did.Further, Matt Damon's character has a friend (played by Pedro Pascal)that travels with him throughout the story whose contribution is nearlynon-existent.
In fact, one could streamline this script and tell the same story withjust Matt Damon's character and a selection of random guards. One couldargue that all the extra story lines and characters are red herrings.However, that would imply that these elements at one time seemimportant. They never do. The movie is nothing more than genericthrowaway monsters versus shallow throwaway heroes.
Sadly enough, some good ideas are here. For instance, to signal howthey'll attack the creatures the soldier use drumbeats to unify theiraction quickly. This is not only a nifty military technique, but, moreimportantly, provides a good driving bass to the action and,unfortunately, is criminally underused here. The use of color on theChinese soldiers is frequently beautiful. However, the way they attackthe amassing hordes from the wall swiftly ranges from very cool to verystupid.
Presumably, they could create a decent video game from this movie,which brings us full circle to the techniques movie makers embrace tomake money.
I watched trailers for this movie and although I didn't expect greatart, I did think it could be dumb fun. Well, I was half right.
Synopsis: A band of desperate European thieves follow the Silk Road into China hoping to steal the secrets of gunpowder from the Chinese and return to Europe as wealthy men. As their numbers are whittled down by wayside bandits, only Matt Damon's and Pedro Pascal's characters reach the border of China and are astounded by the size and majesty of the Great Wall. What manner of foe could possibly threaten such a construction?
And so begins The Great Wall, a movie that exceeded my expectations in every way. This was an all-out action movie that explored the themes of greed and sacrifice, nobility and savagery. Zhang Yimou's masterful direction elevates the movie above standard action fare, giving us moments of truly astounding visuals. His use of colour not only adds to the visual flair, but also helps to add coherence to the movie while the editing is never confusing.
Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal had good chemistry and were obviously having a blast. Andy Lau displayed the necessary gravitas require of his role, and overall, I believe all of the primary actors did a good job.
However, with an incredibly taut running time of less than 2 hours, viewers expecting in-depth characterization along the lines of "Hero" and "Curse of the Golden Flower" will be disappointed. I would go so far as to say that the quiet scenes were a bit lacking, leaving the audience emotionally cold.
The Great Wall was made by Legendary pictures, now a Chinese-owned Hollywood studio. Its 160 million dollar budget allowed it to hire both WETA and ILM (the CG was fantastic IMO), but at its heart this is a movie that is directly derived from a long line of Chinese fantastical action movies. Viewers should adjust their expectations likewise.