Since December of 2016, I have written a LOT of movie reviews. I love looking back sometimes at old movie reviews I wrote about films that I have either watched for the first time or have seen many times and want to elaborate on. So, here’s a flashback to one of the earliest movie reviews I wrote on this blog. Enjoy!
As you probably have noticed from my site I love movies. There are some films however that I happen to miss when they come out in the movie theaters and I have to wait until they’re available on Digital or Blu-Ray. Well, The Great Wall was one of those movies.
When its first trailer debuted in 2016 it was met with a ton of backlash, and deservingly so. The trailer portrayed that this movie was going to revolve around a Caucasian man, played by Matt Damon of all people who, somehow, was on the Great Wall and was obviously the savior of the Chinese. It was a very bad way to advertise the movie and ended up killing any chances of the movie becoming profitable. It was so distasteful that there was next to zero advertising for the film until a couple of weeks before the movie debuted in theaters.
And Matt Damon seemed to be very absent. He was barely on any late night shows and he was definitely not on the cover of any entertainment magazines. When the movie was coming out I had no desire to watch it. I instead went to see The Lego Batman Movie which ended up being a very dry, very boring, not-that-funny hour and thirty-minute movie that felt like it was taking FOREVER to finish.
So, eventually, The Great Wall was available to watch on Google Play and craving a new movie I decided to rent it and see if it was good or not. I came into the movie thinking it was going to be just a tad bit more enjoyable than Assassin’s Creed which would mean it would be a pretty awful movie.
As soon as the movie started I immediately noticed the cinematography was extremely impressive. It grasped my attention because it was so beautiful. I still was watching the movie however with the notion that it was going to be terrible and would annoy me somewhere down the road. Well, to my great surprise, it didn’t.