#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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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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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.
A Very Entertaining Film
As a constant film goer I was really impressed with this film. It was entertaining. The story worked well. The acting was great. And the effects were really impressive. I watched it on a big screen in Bangkok and enjoyed the experience. The sound was equally impressive.
I just can’t understand why the really negative reviews abound. Some are cursing it for having foreign actors. Others about the political situation etc. And the poor director is even getting a caning.
The story is about a legend. And it was wonderful to just sit back and let someone tell a story. I nearly didn’t go because of all the bad reviews but I am glad I went and made up my own mind.
Go and see it.
A Rather Unusual Movie
This rather unusual movie begins with a small band of Europeans mercenaries riding on horseback to the Far East in a quest to bring back the secret of gunpowder to their respective countries. Along the way they are attacked by Khitan bandits and those that manage to survive are forced to take refuge in a cave. They then discover a monster lurking in this cave which manages to kill all but two of them before the leader of the mercenaries named “William Garin” (Matt Damon) cuts off one of the monster’s hands and kills it. After leaving the cave both William and “Pero Tovar” (Pedro Pascal) are captured by Chinese troops and taken to a fortress situated upon a portion of the Great Wall. It’s then that they are told of the identity of the monster and not long afterward are horrified to see a great multitude of them assembling for an attack upon the fortress. Fortunately, the Chinese army within the fortress has been preparing for this event for almost 60 years and even though the conflict is extremely fierce they manage to prevail-at least for the time-being. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was an interesting action film which made good use of CGI and the cultural differences between European and Oriental societies. Likewise, having a gorgeous actress like Jing Tian (as “Commander Lin Mai”) was an added bonus as well. Even so, the plot itself was rather predictable and I didn’t expecially care for the ending that much either. But all thing’s considered, I thought it was certainly entertaining enough and I have rated it accordingly. Above average.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Yimou Zhang
Writer Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy
Actors Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe
Country United States, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada
Awards 3 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
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, Arri 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)