Tag Archives: The Great Wall

Careening off the international tightrope of ‘Mulan’

2/10 $30. This ugly, fascy movie costs $30. China has been on track for several decades to become the dominant economy in the world. This has affected the film industry like any other, as China’s burgeoning theatrical distribution system has … Continue reading

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‘Great Wall’ like any other blockbuster

3/10 Advertising for The Great Wall centered on one question — “What were they trying to keep out?” The Mongols. They were trying to keep out the Mongols. In the 11th century, European mercenary William Garin (Matt Damon) has crossed … Continue reading

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On whitewashing and the death of movie stars

The Great Wall came out in American theaters last weekend, beating industry expectations with a $21.7 million take. It’s a good result of a movie that was primarily met with claims of whitewashing and racism for starring Cambridge-born Matt Damon … Continue reading

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