The Great Wall (2016)

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Year: 2016
Director: Zhang Yimou
Genre: Fantasy/Action
Category: #5 Film with subtitles

I loved the idea behind this film… not so much the execution. The idea that there could be this kind of alien type creature that would break down the Great Wall of China is great. Unfortunately, the whole thing was incredibly poorly executed with the creatures seeming a bit like an afterthought rather than a central part of the plot.

What was good was the costuming which was just so bright and just nice to look at. But if that’s the only thing this movie has going for it then I’m just not sure it’s worth your time.

Rating: 1/5 stars

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The Lost City of Z (2016)

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Year: 2016
Director: James Gray
Genre: Drama/Action
Category: #22 A ‘based on true story’ film

I’m sure that there are people out there who enjoyed this film but I am just not one of them. Honestly, I spent the whole movie just waiting for it finish. Which is not a good way to watch a movie.

It was very well done but I just didn’t find the plot as engaging as I had expected it to be. The actors all did a great job and so did the directors but, it felt like not a lot was actually happening.

I honestly wish I had skipped this one and just done my laundry or something to that effect.

Rating: 1/5 stars