The Great Wall

Clearly a film that has been made for showing in 3D (which I didn’t).

While it was a bit silly (particularly the monsters) there were a few things which I really liked looking at. There’s a gorgeous scene with some stained glass which looked absolutely stunning. And the bungee-jumping blue ladies were magnificent.

I also appreciated the US/China collaboration on a film of this scale and this genre, the fact that the female lead (played by Tian Jing) was independently kick-ass, and there was no need to manufacture a romantic entanglement to motivate the story.

Beyond that though, just a bit silly.

However, that did give me time to realise that both Matt Damon and Andy Lau have effectively played the same role – in The Departed and its original version Infernal Affairs respectively. Wonder if they had a chat about it?

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