Starring global superstar matt damon and directed by one of the most. The great wall 2017 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. But as a showcase for damon s considerable talents, and as a canvas for the gifted chinese director zhang yimou, this. Matt damon full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. While the great wall is an infinitely better film, the fact that it reminds. The great wall also stars jing tian, pedro pascal, willem dafoe and andy lau. Matt damon would really like it if viewers could stop calling his upcoming role in the chinese epic the great wall an example of whitewashing.
Jon jashni, peter loehr, carlo bernard, doug miro, tony gilroy. Following a december 2016 debut in china, matt damons newest film, the great wall, was released on western shores in february 2017. Set in the time of the song dynasty, wall tells the story of european mercenaries, led by matt damon, who join forces with the chinese to fight rampaging monsters. This is technically accurate, since it was actually constructed as a series of several walls built separately over that time by various ruling dynasties. Matt damon has hit back at accusations of that he has participated in whitewashing through his involvement in forthcoming historical epic the great wall, a largescale hollywoodchinese. Matt damon leads humanitys greatest fight for survival in the great wall from legendary and. When the first trailer for the monster movie the great wall dropped last summer, people had two questions. The frame is filled by matt damon s sweaty face, backgrounded by the great wall of china, engulfed in battle. S a beloved chinese director zhang, a hollywood movie star damon, and a unity. Each new wall section built by any single ruler would take approximately ten to 20 years to construct. The great wall 2017 the first attack scene 110 movieclips. The great wall movie is one of those monster flicks that starts abruptly without offering you any perspective.
Watch matt damon fight monsters in china in the great wall trailer. Starring matt damon, the great wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the worlds most iconic structure. Matt damon is the least of the problems in zhang yimous. If you go into the great wall thinking of it as the new matt damon movie, let alone the new zhang yimou movie, youre in for disappointment. When the teaser trailer for the great wall was released back in august it was instantly accused of whitewashing, as critics insisted that matt damon s leading role should have gone to. After traveling to china in search of black powder a band of european mercenaries are captured by.
The great wall movie 2016 free matt damon, tian jing. Matt damon responds to great wall white wash controversy. The great wall was conceived with seemingly foolproof elements to appeal to crowds in both china and the u. The great wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the worlds most iconic structure as european mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the great wall of china against a horde. The great wall producer charles roven provides an update on the most expensive chinese production ever, telling the story of how matt damon was cast.
Hollywood and chinas terminally awkward shotgun wedding continues with the. Why matt damons the great wall became a great big bomb. Movie info starring global superstar matt damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, zhang yimou hero, house of flying daggers, legendarys the great wall. The great wall director addresses matt damon whitewashing. In ancient china, a group of european mercenaries encounters a secret army that maintains and defends the great wall of china against a horde of monstrous creatures. Following a december 2016 debut in china, matt damon s newest film, the great wall, was released on western shores in february 2017.
In the great wall a mercenary played by matt damon helps defend the great wall of china against a horde of monsters. Now, matt damon s battling mystical forces in medieval china. The films synopsis on the official website also puts the american actor front and center. A lot of the visual effects, though, are thirdrate at best and look chintzy for a movie aiming for an epic scale. Fresh off the boat star constance wu criticized the casting of matt damon in the great wall, arguing that it perpetuates a stereotype that heroes are played by white men. Unlike mythical horror movies that are built on sheer horror and tons of suspense, the great wall movie.
Matt damons the great wall crumbles in epic fashion. With the great wall, hollywood has made whitewashing. Chineseamerican coproduced actionfantasy the great wall doesnt feel like a mcdonaldsified version of a chinese film. The great wall isnt terribleyou might call it the notbad wall. With matt damon, tian jing, willem dafoe, andy lau. Confessions of a dangerous mind bachelor matt 2002.
Starring matt damon, the great wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant. The great wall is zhangs first englishlanguage film. For a yimou zhang film featuring matt damon and willem dafoe battling. Why viewers are angry about matt damons new action blockbuster in the great wall, damon plays a warrior defending the great wall of china. Matt damon stars as a mercenary warrior in zhang yimous film the great wall. The countrys most expensive coproduction to date is a visual treat, complete with a grizzled matt damon, but dont expect any complex. When a mercenary warrior matt damon is imprisoned within the great wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world.
In the new movie the great wall, matt damon helps chinese warriors defend their country against fearsome monsters attacking the famous landmark. Matt damons the great wall is donald trumps nightmare. Matt damon in the great wall matt damon doesnt save china in this capably directed but generic fantasy spectacle extolling chinese culture and military excellence. The great wall starring matt damon, the great wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the worlds most iconic structure. It is an americanchinese coproduction starring matt damon, jing tian, pedro pascal, willem dafoe, and andy lau. The movieclips channel is the largest collection of licensed movie clips. True, when squarejawed matt damon fights alien monsters sidebyside with chinese soldiers, the film sometimes feels like a spectacular bigbudget action epic with a goldenage westernstyle hero.
Matt damon, jing tian, pedro pascal, andy lau, willem dafoe. The great wall director addresses matt damon whitewashing controversy the movie is the opposite of what is being suggested, zhang yimou tells ew. Matt damons the great wall is a chinese hit but a domestic miss scott mendelson contributor opinions expressed by forbes contributors are their own. New the great wall blu ray disc movie matt damon pedro. The first englishlanguage production for yimou is the largest film ever. This film will be released in the mandarin language separately in englishspeaking. Matt damon explains why audiences need to see the great wall erik davis august 1st 2016, 7. Its not hollywood whitewashing, its just an awful movie. New the great wall blu ray disc movie matt damon pedro pascal willem dafoe 2017.
The great white hope, matt damon, saves china in the bizarre fantasyaction film the great wall. Starring global superstar matt damon and directed by zhang yimou hero, house of flying daggers. Matt damon climbs the notso great wall brian truitt. Though matt damon is the nominal protagonist in the new movie the great wall, it turns out that, after months of controversy, his character isnt exactly an agent of whitewashing. But the makers of the great wall succeed where many westerns fear to. Matt damon said tuesday that his role in the new chinahollywood production the great wall was always intended to be european, responding to criticism that an asian actor should have been picked. The movie features matt damon, willem dafoe and a slate of popular chinese actors using the great wall. Matt damon in the chinese epic fitting, then, that the film centres as much on chinas relationship with foreigners as the legend of the taotie, a group of flesheating. A new trailer for the great wall just came out, starring matt damon as a member of an elite force fighting for humanity on the iconic wall in china. Starring global superstar matt damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, zhang yimou hero, house of flying daggers, the great wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the worlds most iconic structure. I didnt even know dafoe was in this movie so im not sure how much of a. The movie the great wall brings a unique, if not interesting, approach to chinese mythology taken from classic of mountains and seas shanhai jing. On the run from some hill tribe types, the two find themselves hunted in the dark by a monster. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 24 hours to finish once started.
The great wall movie 2016 free matt damon, tian jing, willem dafoe free movies youtube. Matt damon in the chinese epic zhang also told ap that he had added chinese aspects to the original script, which had been in development for seven years. The great wall director zhang yimou cast matt damon, pedro pascal, willem dafoe, andy lau, jing tian cast 3. The real reason matt damon was brought in to save ancient china. Matt damon s the great wall crumbles in epic fashion jing tian, left, matt damon, andy lau and cheney chen in the movie the great wall.65 685 1250 1221 1553 1237 225 737 557 1055 420 1479 1202 1189 181 1025 1132 221 677 765 1150 1141 1491 301 1022 1235 811 1245 1196 531 1389 195