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 Post subject: Movie - The great wall
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:22 pm 
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For all those mates who luv silkroad,
go to the theatre/cinema and watch "The great wall".

super great movie. total silkroadish, like it ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Movie - The great wall
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:14 pm 
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Wait, so... this is King Kong; China Trip? :p

Couldn't help but find it similar to the King Kong movie.
Hope it'll end up on Netflix one day, since you said it was good :)

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 Post subject: Re: Movie - The great wall
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:15 pm 
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I remember seeing trailer long time ago, it looked average.

From Imdb:

First of all, this movie does a lot of things right. The costume designs are great, the set designs are very convincing and the CGI is, although not cutting edge, up to modern standards in film-making. The music score could have been better but maybe the composer had a Chinese audience in mind.

The acting will not win any Oscars but we see some genuine moments of emotion and bonding and believe it or not but there are one or two scenes with a good suspense arc. Moreover, Jing Tian has a nice smile and looks really fine in uniform. That might be my own idiosyncratic standard but an attractive female lead certainly adds to the "positives".

With all that praise then, why does it fall short of being a truly great movie? As my summary indicates it is simply overloaded with too many plot devices. It's a hero/East meets West/monster/action/tale of betrayal and redemption/romance/fantasy movie loaded with Chinese symbolism capped by a rather weak, anticlimactic and hurried cookie-cutter ending. The audience never has enough time to get emotionally invested in the characters. The script tries but there simply isn't enough time to do it all and eventually the movie does too little to explore any of the plot elements and characters.

Nevertheless, it is not a bad movie and certainly not ambitious enough to deserve any of the vitriol people read into the story without ever watching the movie. I was entertained but not really awestruck.

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If Lord Yarkan, Isy or Tiger Girl doesn't make an appearance then I won't be watching it....

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 Post subject: Re: Movie - The great wall
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:54 pm 
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Well, The Great Wall... It's not a bad movie, It's just kind of forgettable. xD

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