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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:

$18,469,620 (USA) (19 February 2017)

Gross:

$45,157,105 (USA)
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Trivia

Matt Damon and his family spent nearly half a year in China during filming. See more »

Goofs

The film shows a manned balloon being used to hunt the dragons. The first known aeronautical balloon was flown in France in 1783, nearly 700 years later. See more »

Quotes

Tovar: Amigo, only you would carry a stupid magnet through the desert.
William: I can use it to make a compass.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are a montage of Chinese watercolor paintings depicting scenes/characters from the film. See more »

Connections

References The Martian (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

At the Border
Vocal by Zhao Mu-Yang
Lyrics by Wang Changling
Melody by Leehom Wang
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Jason Bourne's ancestor in China
13 May 2017 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Don't understand low rankings here. Eve at the beginning of the movie, they say its a legend, so they do not pretend it is something more than a action fantasy. Its pretty nice movie to watch, action sequences are awesome. Story is not plastic, there is no cliché like man and woman "hate" each other and then love each other and similar nonsense. Digital aspects, CGI can be smelled miles away but don't have any problem with it. I do not think there are any boring, empty spaces in the story, or phases you wanna skip during second or third watching. Characters are very good, you can find your favorite player in the field as well as you can be blown away by the sceneries, large scales of shots, beast itself and the organization within the wall. The Great Film.


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