#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.
Plot: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
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This is a movie that made me soooo happy that I decided to jump and fork out some money (way too much actually, I’m on a bread and water diet now) for a nice OLED screen. This movie is a stunning visual adventure.
The two main characters are described as mercenary warriors but the terms thieves and rascals are probably better suited. They do know how to fight though and they get plenty of opportunity to prove it in the menu.
This is another one of those movies that live and die by the visuals. The plot is a basic enough adventure story with some additional twists, like mysterious meteorites and really really nasty monsters, thrown in. It is not bad but not exactly groundbreaking either. The same with the characters. They are perhaps not exactly flat but not really fantastic either. What makes the movie great is the action and the visuals. The story and the characters are just there to prop the visuals up and they are doing a perfectly adequate job of it.
The movie starts off in a rather dry and deserted landscape. The first scenes are actually rather dark and somewhat blurry. Luckily we rather quickly arrive at The Great Wall and the colors explode onto the screen. The Chinese army in their shining colored armor is really visually impressive.
It does not take very long for the action to start and apart from the usual arrow flinging, acrobatic stabbing and slashing the Chinese army starts to deploy their various contraptions for fighting the oncoming swarm of nasty creatures. I found all the things that they had cooked up quite fascinating and contributing nicely to the visuals and the fun.
For example, bungee jumping into a hord of jumping and snapping monsters wanting to take a (huge) bit of you armed with a spear. Is that cool or what? Heck, I want to do that. Well, without the monsters of course … and the bungee part. Okay, I confess, I was just watching the girls. Did I mention that all the bungee jumpers where hot chicks? And if any of you go all feminist and gender crap on me for those remarks you can shove it somewhere. If you think the bungee jumping stuff sounds like I was watching a silly comedy then trust me, it makes sense … kind of … in the context of this movie at least.
Then there are rotating knifes sticking out of slits in the wall, fireball throwing catapults, various applications of gunpowder (that was after all why the two scoundrels where there in the first place) etc. etc. All accompanied by various acrobatics by the different combattants. Each scene was both cool action and a great symphony of elegance and colors.
The one part of the movie that I thought was a bit of a letdown was the parts where the emperor of China appeared. Why portray him as an arrogant, lazy thundering idiot? It is really not funny. The chain of events that he caused could really had been started in a more intelligent way without going down that overused and boring route.
The movie works itself forward to a nice final, desperate, fight to defeat the monster queen and her hord of baddies. It is a nice fight, as visually stunning as the rest of the movie, filled with lots of stunts of all kinds. The huge hords of beasts climbing, jumping and moving in big patterns on command from the queen was really cool.
For me this was one hour and forty minutes of much enjoyment.
Impressive in it’s visual style as many Zhang Yimou films are. He has this fascination with weaponry and following it as it soars through the air. Also loved the color of the armor on the soldiers.
The characters are pretty bland, really just doing things because the script requires them to do it.
The monsters are also crappy looking CGI iguanas.
Overall the whole thing just comes off silly.
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Good Story, lots of action
From the description I read of the movie, it sounded kind of strange and I wasn’t sure it was something I really wanted to watch. I’m glad I did. It’s an old legend or story. Is it real? I don’t know, is Santa Claus real? Does it matter if it is true or accurate? Not to me, it is a well written movie with some incredible action. The visuals are stunning to say the least. The costumes are incredible and I am very happy that most of the movie wasn’t filmed in the dark which seems to have become the habit of Hollywood these past few years.
It is sad to see Matt Damon growing old but he still did a great job, I wonder how long he’s going to be able to keep up doing physically demanding roles. If I am totally honest I would have liked the movie with a younger man in the lead role, that would have been a little more believable to me.
I totally recommend this movie, it has fantasy, action a tiny bit of romance so your girl can appreciate it, most of all it raises a lot of emotion. There were several times during the movie I was on the edge of my seat holding my breath anticipating the next moment.
The Lousy Wall
Anyone who is saying that this movie is anything but awful, then they have absolutely no taste in movies, or grand expectations, or any feasible amount of credibility to tell you what a good movie is. The CGI is laughable. The story is laughable, the acting is laughable, the over all premise and execution of this movie is completely laughable. After reading so many TEN star ratings an ranting about how wonderful this film is, one wonders if they are getting paid or were involved or just plain high as a kite, or simply wouldn’t know good cinema if it bit them in the bum. But then again, i’ve heard people rave about how great sharknado is. So maybe after claiming something like sharknado is cinematic mastery, then one can understand why anyone would watch this and think it is anything but a waste of time AND MONEY to view such crap on the silver screen. Don’t believe my review. Simply watch this Hollywood drivel for yourself and come to terms with not listening to just one reviewer that gave this thing a 1 star rating. Only regret is not being able to give it a minus rating. It’s bad folks. Just horrible.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Director Yimou Zhang
Writer Carlo Bernard (screenplay), Doug Miro (screenplay), Tony Gilroy (screenplay), Max Brooks (story), Edward Zwick (story), Marshall Herskovitz (story)
Actors Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau
Country USA, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada
Awards 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Legendary Pictures, Universal Pictures, Atlas Entertainment
Sound Mix Auro 11.1, Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision), Dolby Digital (Dolby Atmos), 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track), IMAX 6-Track, Sonics-DDP, Dolby Surround 7.1, DTS (DTS: X)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa 65, Hasselblad Prime 65 and Zeiss Vintage 765 Lenses, Arri Alexa Mini, Hawk V-Plus and Zeiss Master Anamorphic Lenses, Arri Alexa XT, Hawk V-Plus, Zeiss Master Anamorphic, Angenieux Optimo and Optimo A2S Lenses, Red Epic Dragon, Hawk V-Plus and Zeiss Master Anamorphic Lenses, Red Weapon Dragon, Hawk V-Plus and Zeiss Master Anamorphic Lenses
Laboratory Bling Digital (dailies), FotoKem Creative Services (35mm film laboratory) (2D & 3D digital intermediate), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (35mm film laboratory) (2D & 3D digital intermediate) (as FotoKem Creative Services)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex, Redcode RAW (6K)
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (6.5K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format), Master Scope (anamorphic) (source format), Redcode RAW (6K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema (also 3-D version)