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[Chinese Cinema] Matt Damon in Zhang Yimou's 'The Great Wall'

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by percicles, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. percicles

    percicles Contributing Member

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    Not a film about Trump but a Chinese production with an entire cast of Chinese actors and Matt Damon as the hero.

    On a side note Zhang Yimou has come a long way from Raise the Red Lantern, my all time favorite mainland China film.

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    Not sure how good this is going to be.
     
  3. Rocket River

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    SMH

    The Last Samurai . . .with monsters?

    Rocket River
     
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    Looks good. I enjoy historical documentaries.
     
  6. Caesar

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    I like it. I enjoy white savior films.
     
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    I think it is a Co-production so the title Chinese Cinema is a tad vague.
     
  8. pippendagimp

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    'raise the red lantern' was well-done, but like 'schindler's list' for spielberg, imo nothing zhang yimou makes can ever match 'to live'
     
  9. daywalker02

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    agreed in a way
     
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    I fully expect a Yao Ming Cameo.
     
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    im more concerned with this stereotyping of dragons as bad guys. It's the 21st century people !
     
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    Looks pretty stupid. A country of like 10 billion people and of course the white guy has to be the hero. Did Oberyn Martell sign on just to fight the dragons at the Wall?
     
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    Matt Damon has always looked like a villain to me. Loved him in The Talented Mr. Ripley and School Ties.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Thats a weird looking dragon.....

    Ill probably wait until this one hits the netflix, unless the second trailer blows my mind.
     
  16. Cohete Rojo

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    I always wonder how the conversations go when deciding to make a movie like this.

    Exec 1: "Yeah, so we have about 3,000 terabytes of left-over CGI of the Great Wall and these really weird looking dragons."
    Exec 2: "Matt Damon..."
    Exec 1: "Yes!"
    Exec 2: "...battles dragons at the Great Wall."
    Exec 1: "You magnificent b*stard!"
     
  17. Scolalist

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    So yr calling Jaws a piece of trash?
     
  18. Kam

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    Not standing for this ****.
     
  19. Buck Turgidson

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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon made $231M ($84M overseas); 3 years later the vastly inferior Last Samurai made $456M ($345M overseas).

    That's why Matt Damon is in this movie, people around the world know him, like him, and will go see him.
     
  20. Bandwagoner

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    Exactly. I don't like it but Hollywood movies are being made to please the Chinese market and Chinese movies are being made to appeal to the western market.

    The end result is a movie that is aimed at and pleases no one. Like Ghostbusters.
     

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