The Great Wall stars Matt Damon and other actors that I really don't care about, and it is the story of how a large group of people defended the great wall from some monsters. I am just gonna say this right off the bat, I hated this movie. This movie is one of the worst movies I have ever seen this year, and perhaps one of the worst of all time. This movie is so bad, its good. I swear, I laughed consistently at the movie countless times! This movie is so poorly made, that I cannot believe I actually saw this movie on theatres. Even some bad movies that recently came out are made with some effort. This movie did not even try, the effects are atrocious, the green screen is very noticeable and the practical effects look fake. The acting is awful, even Matt Damon, an actor that I love, is so horrifically bad that I did not believe how he acted in the movie. The production design is laughable, its filled with unnecessary colors that got explained in the most dumb way. The action sequences are filled with slow-mo, it never worked, and it was hilarious. The editing was try-hard and it was also funny. The opening scene alone told me that the movie was going to be horrible. There is no character in this movie, not even an attempt. This movie is super clichéd and dumb and no one should never watch it. Unless you are looking for an unintentional hilarious movie. 1/10
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 Reviews for The Great Wall (2016) 3D
The horrible laughable mess?Reviewed bychristian-larsonVote: 1/10
An attempt at a bombastic creature-feature resulting in a pathetic excuse for a film, with little bother for pacing or any form of decent storytelling, The Great Wall does not keep up with modern-day CGI or acting quality in the slightest.
Basing a movie around one type of enemy; that being one creature in this film, is entirely dependent on whether that monster poses a threat to the protagonists at all. Creating a creature which appears threatening or terrifying is not a simple task, the likes of a huge franchise like Alien took an entire movie to build the Xenomorph into the icon it is today - and The Great Wall does not manage this. At all.
The reptilians that are known as the Tao Tei in the film are not threatening at all, their presence in the film is so prolific, they behave more like rodents rather than any form of adversary for the protagonists. The first attack upon the wall is within the first 30 minutes from tens of thousands of the Tao Tei (so this isn't a spoiler at all), and they all simply retreat because Matt Damon manages to kill one of the beasts, despite the fact it appears as if they are beating the humans.
The greatest threat to the Nameless Order (the army and defenders of the Great Wall) is Ballard (Willem Dafoe), who is only interested in deserting the wall to save his own life, and that seems to be conveyed as the worst crime anyone could ever commit and is worth far more focus and screen time than any monster that could be a 'real' threat.
The acting and character writing in the film is on par with films like Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones or Star Trek: Nemesis. Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal's characters are supposed to be best of friends even if they seem to disagree with each other consistently throughout the film on whether it is worth staying to defend the wall with the Nameless Order, which implies that William (Matt Damon's Character) believes that his contribution among an army of tens of thousands will make a measurable difference.
The only decent performance is that of Willem Dafoe, who does the best job he can with what role he has been given - which honestly isn't a great deal. The portrayal of General Lin (Tian Jing) is not unique at all, and Matt Damon didn't really play a character at all. Ideally, the film would have had a main character with some form of relationship with any other character and would show some actual emotion rather than murdering monsters and pretending to do the 'honourable' thing by staying and fighting them, all whilst being praised as a hero for literally managing to kill one beast alone.
The truth is that this movie does not make sense, the ending is as unsatisfying as anything that came before it, and the only parts of the movie that look visually impressive in the slightest are the shots of the wall from afar, which are plentiful by the end of the film. There is some obsession with using slow motion to a ridiculous extent mid-action to the point that it is jarring to watch at times in this movie, and the pacing is so basic that the film is repetitive by the end and it's only just over 90 minutes long! To spend this much money on creating a movie like this is basically laughable, and the intent to blend Eastern and Western film isn't a success here at all; purely an eastern-influenced, poor-quality Hollywood picture. I'm certain it is very much possible to merge influences from genres and cultures both east and west, but this pitiful film certainly feels forced.
I could not recommend this laughably-rushed movie to anyone, and frankly I wouldn't watch it again if you paid me. Essentially a boring, badly-delivered joke with barely enough substance to even call itself a movie.
Total disaster! I can not think of one redeeming reason to see this.I'm glad it was a matinée. I can suspend belief with movies but thiswas just a bridge too far! The script writing was clunky, there waslittle to no chemistry between the main characters. I'm not exactlysure why William DaFoe was even in the movie. Stay away!