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There be monsters in new trailer & images for Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall

10.08.2016

The new trailer for Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL dropped during the NYCC panel today and looks to up the ante on what we saw in the first trailer, this time giving us our first peek at the monsters and a deeper look at the overall story. Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) is certainly a proven filmmaker when it comes to sprawling action epics and this is his first English-language push to showcase his work to a broader audience, bringing in a few A-list names to entice viewers, including Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, and Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal, who join Jing Tian, Hanyu Zhang, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Kenny Lin, Junkai Wang, Zheng Kai, Cheney Chen, Xuan Huang and Andy Lau in this fantasy epic. 

Here's the synopsis:

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), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.

I'm down for this. Damon is hit or miss for me, but the rest of the cast is solid and Yimou's work has always been beautiful and intriguing, even if not every film in his resume is a classic. Plain and simple, this just looks fun, although I'm a little disappointed that the majority of the monsters all look the same. Here's to hoping for some boss-level creatures to spice things up. A minor complaint for something that looks like a good enough reason to head to the theater and *gasp* most definitely catch in 3D on the biggest screen possible.

THE GREAT WALL hits theaters on February 17, 2017.

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Source: Legendary

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12:19AM on 10/09/2016
Du I'm Matt, I'm against white washing, du, unless they pay me enough. Fart, du, no school choice expect for me and my kids. Du, do what I say not what I do, I'm a good guy and smart, send check here, fart...
Du I'm Matt, I'm against white washing, du, unless they pay me enough. Fart, du, no school choice expect for me and my kids. Du, do what I say not what I do, I'm a good guy and smart, send check here, fart...
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4:40AM on 10/09/2016
ok so let me make you sound like a complete ignorant ass.

As per DAMON

He and Pedro Pascal play mercenaries from another country wanting to come and steal the secrets of GUN POWDER from China. This has nothing to do with white washing. You sir are a complete fucking idiot and need to get the fuck over yourself. Stop being a SJW because A) you sound like an ignorant idiot and B) you havent seen the movie and dont know the context of the characters. The movie is 90% oriental. C) if you are
ok so let me make you sound like a complete ignorant ass.

As per DAMON

He and Pedro Pascal play mercenaries from another country wanting to come and steal the secrets of GUN POWDER from China. This has nothing to do with white washing. You sir are a complete fucking idiot and need to get the fuck over yourself. Stop being a SJW because A) you sound like an ignorant idiot and B) you havent seen the movie and dont know the context of the characters. The movie is 90% oriental. C) if you are gonna accuse it of white washing, why not accuse it of hispanic washing if pedro pascal is in it as well.
4:19PM on 10/09/2016
Wow Fists of Fire proof positive SJW's are completely ignorant of their own cause. First this movie, with the exception of a couple actors, is almost ALL Asian decent actors. Second in order to whitewash something you need to take a story that features characters of a certain race/culture and then swap them out for white people. As ConMan said, these are two mercs from another country, thats not whitewashing. Thats just storytelling. There is plenty to not like about this trailer but your
Wow Fists of Fire proof positive SJW's are completely ignorant of their own cause. First this movie, with the exception of a couple actors, is almost ALL Asian decent actors. Second in order to whitewash something you need to take a story that features characters of a certain race/culture and then swap them out for white people. As ConMan said, these are two mercs from another country, thats not whitewashing. Thats just storytelling. There is plenty to not like about this trailer but your argument is moronic at best.
7:47PM on 10/08/2016
Why the fuck does everyone sound like they are dubbed in an English movie? The sound was so off it was jarring honestly. The CGI monsters looked like shit, though I will say maybe they could clean that up before release but its doubtful. The artistry and cinematography looks amazing, but man thee is a lot of off putting shit in this.
Why the fuck does everyone sound like they are dubbed in an English movie? The sound was so off it was jarring honestly. The CGI monsters looked like shit, though I will say maybe they could clean that up before release but its doubtful. The artistry and cinematography looks amazing, but man thee is a lot of off putting shit in this.
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6:45PM on 10/08/2016
Still surprised that Damon signed on for this; just doesn't seem like his type of material.
Still surprised that Damon signed on for this; just doesn't seem like his type of material.
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6:22PM on 10/08/2016
Good shit! I'm in! Matt Damon makes any movie GREAT
Good shit! I'm in! Matt Damon makes any movie GREAT
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4:20PM on 10/08/2016
Cool! We're getting two power rangers movies at once!
Cool! We're getting two power rangers movies at once!
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3:27PM on 10/08/2016
It sounded like everyone was dubbed.
It sounded like everyone was dubbed.
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2:08PM on 10/08/2016
The colors look beautiful but unfortunately the CGI Monsters look like crap.
The colors look beautiful but unfortunately the CGI Monsters look like crap.
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