• Matt Damon’s The Great Wall expected to lose $75 million
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    Ryan Leston

    Matt Damon’s The Great Wall expected to lose $75 million

    It’s official – ‘The Great Wall’ is a huge flop.

  • The Great Wall bombs at the US box office
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    Ben Arnold

    The Great Wall bombs at the US box office

    Matt Damon’s new actioner ‘The Great Wall’ has tanked at the US box office. The monster movie is also the first English language movie filmed in its entirety in China. “Zhang Yimou capably gives… ‘The Great Wall’ the look and feel of a Hollywood blockbuster, but his signature visual dazzle, his gift for depicting delicate relationships and throbbing passions are trampled by dead-serious epic aspirations,” writes Maggie Lee for Variety.

  • The Great Wall's reviews are... not so great
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    Ben Arnold

    The Great Wall's reviews are... not so great

    The reviews for the massive budgeted US-Chinese co-production ‘The Great Wall’, starring Matt Damon are in… but they’re not great. Directed by Zhang Yimou, of ‘House of Flying Daggers’ fame, the movie is set during the Song dynasty, and finds Damon’s European mercenary joining elite Chinese soldiers to fight monsters attacking the Great Wall of China. But despite a production cost of $150 million – the most expensive US-Chinese co-production to date – the results aren’t getting much love from the critics. ...

  • Great Wall's Zhang Yimou Speaks Out Over Matt Damon 'Whitewash' Controversy
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    Ben Arnold

    Great Wall's Zhang Yimou Speaks Out Over Matt Damon 'Whitewash' Controversy

    Controversy erupted last week over the first pictures and trailer from new Matt Damon movie ‘The Great Wall’, with the director Zhang Yimou being accused of whitewashing. Set 1000 years ago, it poses the notion that the Great Wall of China was built to keep out a monstrous creature, and features Damon heavily. ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ star Constance Wu was among the critics, accusing the film of ‘perpetuating the racist myth that only a white man can save the world’.