The Great Wall

What do you get when you cross one of the world's richest cultures with some strange accented caucasian men fending off an alien invasion?

A less than great wall.

Like, at most, an okay wall. 

Matt Damon plays the role of a mercenary who finds himself stranded with a mate at the Great Wall of China during an alien invasion that occurs once every 60 years.  

If this sounds ridiculous, that's because it is. The film is so far fetched that it's almost insulting to the rich Chinese culture and history surrounding this wonder of the world. 

Western elements injected into the Chinese culture left audience members confused, like bears featuring as emblems on the Chinese warrior's armour, and warriors dressed in bright non traditional colours that made them look like Roman gladiator power rangers. 

Visually, the film is incredible to watch, with amazing fighting scenes and overall imagery thanks to director Zhang Yimou, one of the greatest visual stylists of all time.

It's an engaging film because of it's sheer 'sharknado' factor, but one to watch when it comes out on DVD 

Zoe Van ZantenComment