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
Taotie are the beasts in the movie. Its literal meaning is gluttonous ogre. This is an ancient mythical creature that is gluttonous and never satisfied with any amount of food. Some argue that the design can be traced back to jade pieces found in 3310 to 2250 BCE. See more »
The Chinese managed to capture a monster alive by using arrows on chains "like a whale" and bring it up the wall after many effort (very heavy). Then later in the movie it is shown that the wall has a secret opening at the bottom, though which they could have brought the monster in much faster and easier. See more »
You think they see you as some kind of hero? A man of virtue? Maybe you can fool them, but I know what you are. You know what you are. A thief, a liar, and a killer. You can never undo things you have done. And you will never be anything.
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As a constant film goer I was really impressed with this film. It was entertaining. The story worked well. The acting was great. And the effects were really impressive. I watched it on a big screen in Bangkok and enjoyed the experience. The sound was equally impressive.
I just can't understand why the really negative reviews abound. Some are cursing it for having foreign actors. Others about the political situation etc. And the poor director is even getting a caning.
The story is about a legend. And it was wonderful to just sit back and let someone tell a story. I nearly didn't go because of all the bad reviews but I am glad I went and made up my own mind.
Go and see it.
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