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The Great Wall (Zhang; February, 2017) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by airik625, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Supporter

    Matt Damon
    Willem Dafoe
    Pedro Pascal
  2. DarkHotline

    I’ll teach you to be happy! Prestigious

    I'm confused, why are the leads in a film about the Great Wall, albeit one that is pure fantasy, white dudes? Like I'm not even trying to make this into a racial argument or anything, that literally doesn't make any sense to me.
  3. And I'm out.
  4. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    I'm with you I think I sighed out loud when I heard about it and again while reading that statement

    People Are Outraged That Matt Damon Is Starring In A Movie About The Great...
  5. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Supporter

    I've seen so many articles about this already.

    No way it's going to be good.
  6. brandon_260

    Trusted Prestigious

    Has anyone come across any articles that talk about how this film may be the Chinese film industry co-opting (not using this in a derogatory way) Matt Damon instead of the other way around? Given the director and the film's status as a co-production with China, I do find some of the claims of whitewashing exaggerated. The importance of Chinese box office for American films has only been growing over the past decade, so I don't think it's too far off to believe that the presence of an American actor in a Chinese film is more catering to the Chinese audience than anywhere else.