European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
|Release Date||:||December 16, 2016|
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Universal Pictures, Atlas Entertainment, China Film Group, Le Vision Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, Legendary East, Kava Productions|
|Production Countries||:||China, United States of America|
|Writers||:||Tony Gilroy, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Max Brooks, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick|
|Casts||:||Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau, Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Lin Gengxin, Ryan Zheng Kai, Xuan Huang, Lu Han, Cheney Chen, Numan Acar, Mini Yang, Bing Liu|
|Plot Keywords||:||china, monster, archer, period piece, female soldier, explosion, british soldier, great wall of china, 3d, 15th century, female general|
From the description I read of the movie, it sounded kind of strange and I wasn't sure it was something I really wanted to watch. I'm glad I did. It's an old legend or story. Is it real? I don't know, is Santa Claus real? Does it matter if it is true or accurate? Not to me, it is a well written movie with some incredible action. The visuals are stunning to say the least. The costumes are incredible and I am very happy that most of the movie wasn't filmed in the dark which seems to have become the habit of Hollywood these past few years.
It is sad to see Matt Damon growing old but he still did a great job, I wonder how long he's going to be able to keep up doing physically demanding roles. If I am totally honest I would have liked the movie with a younger man in the lead role, that would have been a little more believable to me.
I totally recommend this movie, it has fantasy, action a tiny bit of romance so your girl can appreciate it, most of all it raises a lot of emotion. There were several times during the movie I was on the edge of my seat holding my breath anticipating the next moment.