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Film Review – The Great Wall (2017)

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

16 Responses

  1. ltdemonlord says:

    Hi! I wrote an article on the movie as well and it seems we agreed on a lot of points. Great article. I’m definitely following.

  2. I felt pretty much the same way, though I was impressed with how Matt Damon fit into the story. I thought it was white washing but his reasons for being there worked. Unfortunately not a lot else did

  3. Thanks for the review. I was super skeptical about this movie. After I saw that it had dragons or whatever in it, I was so confused haha

  4. raistlin0903 says:

    I have not seen this film yet, but I still plan on seeing it. I have a high regard for anything Asian, so even though my expectations for it will be low, I still think I might get a kick out of this one. Great post though 😊

  5. amen. So frickin stoked for march.

  6. Karandi says:

    I’m still kind of interested in seeing this, though it doesn’t sound like it will be exactly compelling viewing. Thanks for shairng your thoughts.

  7. ignitedmoth says:

    Great review and thank you so much for sharing! 🙂
    I didn’t have a whole lot of interest in going to see this, but I was definitely curious to hear what people thought of it. I wish they would have included at least a nod to the black powder thing in the first trailer. It would have made a lot more sense as to why Matt Damon was the lead. The trailer missed a few other marks for me as well, like when it goes into detail about the wall itself and then asks “What were they trying to keep out?” I remember just thinking to myself “Um, the Mongols?” lol
    I’m all for historical fiction, don’t get me wrong, I just felt they should have put it in a way like, “history tells us that the wall was built to keep invading forces out, but what about the enemies history doesn’t mention?” or something to that effect. Maybe I’m just nitpicking though because I like history so much. 😛
    I had no idea Willem Dafoe was going to be in this film. It’s really too bad that they apparently wasted his character. I like Pedro Pascal, too, but I think I will heed your advice and dodge this one while it’s playing in the cinemas. 😉
    I am however going to the theater tonight to see A Cure for Wellness. I’ve been really excited for this one since I first saw the trailer. 😀

  1. March 5, 2017

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