The tape directed by Zhang Yimou arrived on the streaming platform a few days ago and quickly became one of the most viewed.
Matt Damon and Peter Pascalthe former a heavyweight in the industry and the latter the latest great sensation after his roles in The Mandalorian and The Last of Usstar The big Wall. An epic adventure of Chinese origin directed by zhang yimou premiered in 2016 and is now among the most viewed on Netflix.
zhang yimou (“Homecoming”), nominated for three Oscars, directs the film. The script was in charge of Tony Gilroy, Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, while the story is by Max Brooks, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz.
What is the Great Wall about?
The big Wall develops the story of the mercenaries William Garin (Damon) and Pedro Tovar (Pascal), the first English and the second Spanish, who go on a mission to find gunpowder and take it to the West. However, his journey is threatened by Mongols. When they think they’ve finally lost them, a creature they’ve never seen before attacks them and William manages to kill it after cutting off its arm. At dawn, William and Pedro are again pursued by the Mongols, only this time they end up in front of the Great Wall of China and the Chinese army drives off their pursuers while they are taken prisoner.
Who stars in The Great Wall
- Matt Damon
- Peter Pascal
- jing tian
- Willem Dafoe
- zhang hanyu
- Eddie Peng
- lin gengxin
- Karry Wang
- zheng kai
- Huang Xuan
- Andy Lau
The success of The Great Wall on Netflix
The Great Wall was released in 2016 and received mixed reviews from critics at the time. Most highlighted the impressive visual display of the film, but stressed that the story has some inconsistencies and does not quite work. However, on Netflix it managed to become one of the most viewed.
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