The Great Wall is the action adventure thriller scripted by Tony Gilroy Doug Miro nbsp Max Brooks Carlo Bernard Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick Zhang

The Great Wall Movie Review

The Great Wall Movie Review English Movie Review
Review for the film " The Great Wall"
Runtime: 1 Hour 43 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 03-02-2017
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
2 / 5.0



The Great Wall is the action adventure thriller scripted by Tony Gilroy, Doug Miro, Max Brooks, Carlo Bernard, Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick. Zhang Yimou directed the film. The film features Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal and Andy Lau. Ramin Djawadi composes the music and Stuart Dryburgh & Zhao Xiaoding cranked the camera.


Emperor Renzong belongs to the Song dynasty. During his period, a group of people was searching for Black Powder. They were captured by Khitan bandits, who were well known for killing the people. When the people escaped from the bandits and stayed in a cave, a monster killed them. Tovar and William fled from the monster. When they were in the Great Wall to continue their mission, they were arrested by the soldiers.  However, they were set free during a battle. They meet a European, who was also venturing for the black powder, before 25 years. What is Black Powder? Did William and Tovar get it? Watch the film to get the answers.

Star Performances

Performances by Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal are extremely good. Other than these two people, the VFX effects have boosted up the performance of the film. A pat to the VFX team!


Zhang Yimou’s script is certainly not a new one. However, he has tried out his best to make it big.

What’s There?

  • Excellent CG and VFX works
  • Performances of Matt and Pedro

What’s Not There?

  • Performing casts are limited
  • Predictable scenes make the viewers feel bored


Being a monster movie, it loses its importance by its intention in executing. However, the film is worth for one-time watch.