#MOVIEREVIEW : The Great Wall (2016)

The Great Wall is a monster film directed by Zhang Yimou and written by Tony Gilroy, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard. European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.


Matt Damon as William
Tian Jing as Commander Lin Mae
Willem Dafoe as Ballard
Andy Lau as Strategist Wang
Pedro Pascal as Tovar
Hanyu Zhang as General Shao
Han Lu as Peng Yong
Kenny Lin as Commander Chen
Eddie Peng as Commander Wu
Xuan Huang as Commander Deng
Ryan Zheng as Shen
Karry Wang as Emperor
Cheney Chen as Imperial Officer
Pilou Asbæk as Bouchard
Numan Acar as Najid
Johnny Cicco as Rizzetti


Searching for the secret of gunpowder, twenty European mercenaries have traveled to China during the reign of the Renzong Emperor. A few miles north of the Great Wall, they are pursued by Khitan bandits, who have already killed some of the men. Upon escaping, they seek refuge in a cave but are attacked by an unknown monster, leaving only William and Tovar alive, with the former having slashed off the monster's hand. The two decide to bring the arm with them. The next day, they stumble upon the Great Wall and are taken prisoner by Chinese soldiers of a secretive military sect called the Nameless Order, led by General Shao and Strategist Wang.

The Nameless Order is a Chinese military order commissioned by the Imperial Court of the Song Dynasty as a special division of the Imperial Army conceived for the sole purpose of repelling a horde of alien monsters who rise every sixty years. The commanding officers are shocked upon seeing the monster's severed hand, as the Order believed the invasion was still a week away. Suddenly, a large wave of monsters attack the Great Wall, and the battalions are mobilized. 

So what's happening next?

General Shao and commanding officers are shocked upon seeing the monster's severed hand

William and Tovar have taken prisoner by Chinese soldiers and they cut the monster's hand

This is the monster's called Tao Tei

Tao Tei attack the Great Wall suddenly after two days of that incident

William and Tovar helping the Chinese soldiers

William and Tovar's battle skills earn the respect of General Shao

I'm not gonna lie but this scene is really great. That skills and ASMR.

Two Tao Tei reach the top of the Wall and silently kill several watchmen. Shao and Lin were ambushed.

I kind of confused because of the Tao Tei. Where did this monster come, when, how and why? This is a good movie with great visuals, panoramic and action scenes, costumes, sets, wonderful acting and script. Really enjoyed the film.

Rating : 8/10

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