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The Great Wall (2016)

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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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Cast

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Commander Lin Mae
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Ballard
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Strategist Wang
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Tovar
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General Shao
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Peng Yong
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Commander Chen
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Commander Wu
Xuan Huang ...
Commander Deng
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Shen (as Zheng Kai)
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Emperor (as Junkai Wang)
Cheney Chen ...
Imperial Officer
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Bouchard
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Najid
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Storyline

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. Written by Watch_Movies

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1700 years to build. 5500 miles long. What were they trying to keep out?


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence | See all certifications »

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17 February 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,508,490 (USA) (17 February 2017)

Gross:

$45,125,480 (USA) (31 March 2017)
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Trivia

This was the most expensive Chinese movie ever, at $135m and, due to the huge amount of crew involved, had over one hundred translators working on the production. See more »

Goofs

Matt Damon's character is shown to be clean shaven. Not only did men of his era rarely shave, the lack of clean water and antiseptics made shaving a potentially life-threatening decision. See more »

Quotes

Ballard: The TaoTei will return... when the drums call to battle, the guards leave their posts and take their positions on the Wall... that is our moment.
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Crazy Credits

The Universal logo appears quicker than usual, and after appearing it zooms into China, going all the way to a section of the Great Wall and through a crack in the section. During the zoom the Legendary Pictures logo appears (in reverse). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Doctor Strange (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

At the Border
Vocal by Zhao Mu-Yang
Lyrics by Wang Changling
Melody by Leehom Wang
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An Exotic Action Saga with Colorful traditional Chinese along with mesmerizing visuals & breathtaking cinematography.. :)
12 May 2017 | by (Lahore Pakistan) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie with great visuals, panoramic and action scenes, costumes, sets, wonderful acting and a crisp script..The movie tells a legend. And it tells it so beautifully.

Matt Damon is just outstanding as the #Mercenary.. He always gives a fine performance as the hero.The plot is intense without any relax from begin to end, caught my attention all through the whole movie

The scenes and the pictures are magnificent and beautiful..I loved the design of the monsters, they were genuinely frightening, and when they first arrive in the film.It has great star cast, tight direction and very, very cool looking action sequences

Zhang Yimou creates exquisite visuals of the landscapes and vertiginous views from the walls heights

.Overall it's a treat for the eyes to watch this beautifully shot, well-acted action blockbuster...:)


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