The Great Wall DVD review

Not without its share of controversy, which is actually how I heard of the movie. It’s a shame that the movie was marred with such publicity, being a meld of eastern and western story telling brings Hollywood viewers something fresh to the big screen. I hope studios are…

The Crit:

Cast - 70%
Story - 60%
Music Score - 40%
Effects/Quality - 70%
Originality - 50%

58%

User Rating: 2.5 ( 1 votes)

Not without its share of controversy, which is actually how I heard of the movie. It’s a shame that the movie was marred with such publicity, being a meld of eastern and western story telling brings Hollywood viewers something fresh to the big screen. I hope studios are still brave enough to pursue these ventures as the narrative of Hollywood blockbusters don’t always have to be western stories or adaptions with only American lead actors.

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.

The film was visually interesting and if Game of Thrones fans are anything to go by, then we know the world is captivated by people protecting a wall. The vast battle scenes break away from the intensity of the dialogue and provides a good balance to a movie that has so much to look at on screen. The focus was on the character played by Matt Damon but the supporting cast, costumes and visuals stole the show for me and what made it ultimately memorable for me.

Additional Information

Reviewed on : DVD
Available on : DVD/Blu-ray
Genre: Fantasy/Action
Age Rating:  10-12 PG V
Estimated RRP: R124 -R200
Release Date: 23 June 2017

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