‘THE GREAT WALL’ #NYCC trailer shows more action, monsters

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Matt Damon in THE GREAT WALL. Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Matt Damon in THE GREAT WALL. Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Courtney Howard // Film Critic

Director Zhang Yimou’s films are nothing short of visionary masterpieces. HERO wowed us. HOUSE OF THE FLYING DAGGERS was an absolutely elegant spectacle. And, despite the narrative trappings of a white savior (played by Matt Daaaaamon), I hope that THE GREAT WALL will play vastly different than every other otherworldy fantasy action-adventure (like SEVENTH SON, DRACULA UNTOLD and WARCRAFT) we’ve seen recently.

Take a look at the newest trailer:

Here’s the official synopsis:

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 film also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.

THE GREAT WALL opens on February 17.

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Courtney Howard

Courtney Howard is a LAFCA, OFCS and AWFJ member, as well as a Rotten Tomatometer-approved film critic. Her work has been published on Variety, She Knows and Awards Circuit.