Great Wall


2017  PG-13 action adventure fantasy  Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem  Dafoe, Pedro Pascal

For a movie called the great wall, I found a lack of posters without it in it. It’s mostly just the actors with the text(maybe a small fore-image or background image of the wall.  If there are any (They are from China and those countries, a few I’ve seen but they are more art than an image from the movie.)

So I was sea-sawing on the decision to see this. I got an email from Showcase cinemas that if you had a star pass and bought a ticket for the movie, you get a FREE!!! Popcorn AND! drink!!! made the decision for me! My dad wanted to see it as well so we went and had ‘daddy daughter’ time.  For a sort of last minute decision, we quite enjoyed it.

The movie is about one of the legends of the Great Wall, as well as the army that protects it. a couple of mercenaries in search of black powder (gun powder)  end up attacked by some creature and are able to kill it. They end up helping the colorful army defend the wall against some monstrous creatures.

The army is a color coded menagerie of  warriors. Red archers,  Yellow foot soldiers and my favorite the Blue Crane corps, amde up of all women who ‘fly’. They are like a fighting Cirque du Soleil.

They have been in preparation for the return of some creatures, I forget… were they called tregarts? (or was that something from harry potter?)

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The Martian


2015     PG13    Matt Damon, Sebastian Stan, Jessica Chastain, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig

Astronaut Mark Watney  is abandoned on Mars by his crew thinking he is a casualty of a dust storm.  Upon waking, he has no coms, only 28 days of supplies left  and must find a way to survive the planet’s harsh environment.

Upon seeing the trailers, I thought this was going to be a bore, especially being as I think it had lots of Oscar noms. I don’t normally watch those sort of movies (not on purpose anyway) as for me they may start off interesting, then they just lose my interest or I just end up falling asleep while watching them.

I’m surprised this wasn’t a complete bore! as for one a guy on Mars I thought what could they do to actually keep it interesting for about 2 hours? I found it to be just the right amount of ‘Mark’s Mars doings as well as  he crew and the NASA office. I wouldn’t say there’s action to it other than the planting, mechanics and other activities of Botanist Watney, or those running around to get a rescue going.

The movie was surprisingly both interesting and enjoyable and I can’t believe it but It gets a

 

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