The Great Wall is more than it appears to be, and that is a good thing
I like most of the films Matt Damon has been in. He was amazing in The Martian, and I liked him in Elysium. So when I heard he was going to be in The Great Wall I was curious to check it out. It was nothing like I thought it would be. Here is what I thought of his newest movie.
You can read the plot for The Great Wall here:
In this action-fantasy epic set in 11th century China, two mercenaries from the West (Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal) are captured by a military organization that are headquartered in a fortress on the Great Wall. In time, the duo get caught up in a battle between the Chinese warriors and a supernatural menace that this structure was built to repel.
I liked The Great Wall much more than I thought I would. It has action, drama, thrills, and some frightening looking monsters. The film starts off a bit slow, but once the monsters show up it is strong from then on down to the finale. The cast is excellent where everyone works like a well oiled machine to help tell this amazing tale in a powerful way. The score is stunning with songs and music that fit the era perfectly. If you want to learn more about The Great Wall click on this website.
The Great Wall has earned 7.5/10. I was impressed by the beautiful costumes, the stellar special effects and the well crafted sets. The story it tells is a really good one, and although a few parts are predictable this is still a good movie. It transports audiences to a time in history where things may seem easier, but this film shows just how messed up they could be sometimes. This film won’t be for everyone, but action fans will really enjoy it.