The Great Wall (Review)

Director; Yimou Zhang
Adventure/Action/Fantasy
1h 43 minutes
Swedish premiere; February 17th

A visual blessing for sore eyes from beginning to end. With its stunning picture and strong performance, you might forget about its rather weak plot and story.  The effects were beautifully impressive, each picture looked like something taken out of a book of tales, and my eyes were chanting by the gorgeous vision of every scene at every moment.

William (Damon) and Tovar (Pascal) plays two European mercenaries searching for black powder, but instead end up at the Great Wall of China, helping to defend against some grotesque creatures.

If you want a cinematic experience with monsters, great acting, and a wonderful sight, then I suggest you watch The Great Wall. 6/10

Bluray Extras/Bonus Features;
Deleted and extended scenes.
Matt Damon in China.
Working with Director Zhang Yimou.
Visual effects.
Man vs Monsters.
Weapons of war.
Designing a spectacular world.

Felt it brought a lot of sweet goods as bonus material, enough to keep you interested in the production, but not too much that it became dull and unwatchable.
The vision was just as lovely as I remembered, however, of course watching it in the living room didn’t bring that fantastic cinematic experience that watching it on a larger screen on IMAX – 3D did, but still insanely entertaining.
I did enjoy the sound much better now the second time by being in the comfort of my own home, at the theaters it was so loud that my seat and butt kept on vibrating, making me ill and also providing a nasty headache.


Massive thanks to Sony Home Entertainment Nordic, especially to the generous soul that is Jesper Nordgren for providing with these copies for me to review.