The Great Wall :- Watch The Great Wall on Youtube on Fire, A mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China.This film has received much controversial arguments since the trailer came out. The release in China so far has received more than 86 Million US dollars box-office in a week and the projection will be 150 million US dollars in China. The comments from the viewers on internet are very divided into 2 extremes. 1 star or full 5 stars on Douban (equivalent level as Rotten tomato in China). The biggest discontent perhaps, is not from the fact that the Great Wall is a bad film but the disappointment. From “Raise the Red Lantern “to “Hero”Zhang Yimou has established his leading position as a talented director in both artistic creation and commercial success: Three best foreign film Oscars nominations, a Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes and 177m US dollars box-office worldwide in 2004. The spotlight the Great Wall is under this time seems focus on Matt Damon, lack of true culture representation etc. But these arguments really stem from one important fact that this is film is a first-time true co-production attempt between China and US. Co-production has not been easy and made many jokes in the past such as adding unnecessary minor roles for Chinese actors for a script does not really need any Chinese content added, or abrupt ad implantation (Yili milk in Transformers 4). And it will not be easy. The undeniable fact is the rising demand from the second large film market in the globe and the market and content makers are trying to adapt and push the edge. The harder part is the audiences’ criticism and tastes grow more sophisticated and diversifies too. Will they catch the audiences step? Will the audience be trained to adapt to super story series just like western super hero series that the more disappointment and harsh criticism rise but more box office follows?
The Great Wall on YoutubeonFire :-
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release: 17 February 2017 (USA)
IMDB Rating: 5.6/10
Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe