As a monster flick of epic proportions, it is dwarfed by its own ambition, never quite reaching full potential, but is entertaining nevertheless. A one-time watch.
The film is well received by critics all over. Here’s what critics have to say about The Great Wall.
The Great Wall doesn’t have a single dull moment, thanks to the visuals in 3D. But if you seek something deeper, beyond the spectacle of fantasy war movie tropes, this one’s quite forgettable.
Times of India – (3.5). read full review here.
It is the only thing that elevates The Great Wall from an ambitious, yet clichéd action film into what turned out to be a surprisingly intricate, visually breathtaking monster movie: Director Zhang Yimou.
Hindustan Times – (3.5/5). read full review here.
There are many theories as to why the Great Wall was built, the film says at the beginning. That it was built to keep out something like the Tao Teis is fictional, it clarifies. That the film considers the Wall a thing of beauty and mystery is clear.
Indian Express – (1.5/5). read full review here.
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