Un film di grande impatto visivo, ma la narrazione è frettolosa e scontata. La scelta delle armature colorate è di grande effetto, ma ogni tanto sembra che i comandanti assomigliano un po' troppo a dei Power Rangers cinesi. Il tutto è sicuramente supportato da una fantastica colonna sonora. Se non avessero mostrato i Tao Tie nei primi venti minuti, sarebbero risultati più spaventosi, così sono stati sprecati.
Maybe not the greatest work from director Zhang Yimou. If you're looking for a pure entertainment or guilty pleasure THE GREAT WALL is the perfect movie for you. It's thrilling, fun, and beautifully shot. Matt Damon seems happy with his role. I kinda feel disappointed with Andy Lau's role. His role seems underused. His existence is only to prove that magnet can stick to something that made from steel. Worth watching.
This is the most American-accessible Zhang Yimou film to date, characterized by mega-budget VFX and set pieces; and overall it's a very entertaining watch for what it is. Matt Damon performs well despite a strange "European" accent. It's incredibly predictable, but if you turn your brain off while watching this, you'll enjoy it.
A fine entertainment and an earnest attempt at multi-culturalism between American and Chinese artists. It's not perfect but it tried in an era where it is frowned upon to try such things in mass culture. Unfortunately the film was a victim of a racist Hollywood narrative that sought to destroy foreign box office competition out of fear and ignorance. Funny how fascists project their desires onto their challengers