The Great Wall [Movie Review]

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The Great Wall is the first movie that I watched in 2017.
Why?
The raving review of the film is what gets me to watch this movie by Zhang Yimou the first in 2017. So, what is your first movie in 2017?
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The Great Wall
The movie was set in the Song Dynasty. William and Tovar ran from some bandits and ended up in front of the Great Wall. Taken as prisoners by General Shao, they lives were spared when the General found out that they killed a monster known as Tao Tei. The General was expecting an attack by the Tao Tei in weeks away but suddenly they were under siege as the Tao Tei attack the wall. During the attack, William and Tovar learnt the reasons why the high, huge and long wall was erected - to ward off the monsters from entering the city and eating its citizens. And they learnt that the General has prepared his battalion very well to encounter the attack. Somehow the monsters are more intelligent and huge in numbers, thanks to their ever-feeding Queen that seems to orchestrate the attack very strategically. William and Tovar's assistance in fighting off the monsters on the wall earned respect from General Shao and his battalion, especially Commander Lin.
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Please God, I want to take that fluffy bear home if I win this shoot.
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The triplets - the different colours is to differentiate which is which

In the soldier's barrack, William and Tovar met Sir Ballard, another Western survivor that was kept inside the wall and never to leave the wall by the General. This is to keep the secrets of the wall and the black powder from the outside world. Together, they planned their escape with the black powder in hand during the next attack.
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And what is wrong with my make up?
When General Shao killed in an ambush attached by the Tao Tei on the wall, Commander Lin took the lead of the battalion. According to an ancient scroll from the capital of Bianliang, the monsters can be controlled by magnets. After they have managed to capture a live monster, with the heroic assistance of William and unwilling Tovar and the black powder, they put the theory of magnet over the monsters to test and it was proven true. The captured monster was transferred to Bianliang to be presented to the Majesty and to be examined.
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If I walk slowly, nobody will realise that I am gone
Meanwhile, the battalion found out that the monsters have been digging a tunnel in the base of the wall, directly into the capital and were already on its way to the capital. 
If the Queen ever reaches the capital, she will feed on the citizens and will multiply like nobody business. And they will spread to all corners of the world.
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Now this is one hard runway to walk on - ANTM certainly is different this season
Knowing that the journey to the capital via horses will take them days, Lin tried the hot-air balloon to reach the capital more quickly. But the technology is still unstable and the Tao Tei Queen is known to be very intelligent. 
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Now everyone can fly - free of charge and no delays too
Will they arrive in Bianliang in time to save the country and the world?

Plot: 4.8/ 5.0. I like the plot - clean and light. The actions are beautiful and I love the fact that there are so many Chinese elements in it makes it even greater.  Be ready to laugh at some jokes, thrown here and there through out the movie.

The Cast: 4.8/ 5.0. No comments about the cast - I think everyone plays their part to the T - a perfect fit for their characters.

Will I watch it again: I don't mind watching it again - and will buy the DVD too.

Haiqal Rawlins
012.280.1977

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  1. seems like a great movie not to be missed! would check it out in cinema later!

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  2. Mat Salleh In General Suits!
    Something Different!
    Going to Watch Soon!

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  3. I watch Great Wall. Great performance especially the costume. I love it so much! I will watch again too.

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