The Great Wall built on star power, not strong foundation

The most expensive movie ever made in China is a historical-fantasy-action saga directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Matt Damon, Jing Tian and a horde of ravenous CGI beasts.

Is it good? Well, no. But at times it possesses the kind of nutty magnificence you might expect from Chinese master Zhang lending his practiced, elegant hand to what is essentially a hyper-inflated B-grade monster-movie.

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