The Great Wall rises above expectations


Nick Pouch, Staff Writer

Previews of The Great Wall may make the movie look ridiculous, but in actuality, it is an entertaining film. The Great Wall takes place in the Song Dynasty in China and follows a European mercenary (Matt Damon) who is captured alongside his friend (Pedro Pascal) by Chinese soldiers when attempting to steal “black powder.” As they are captured, the Chinese are preparing for a war against monsters. The Great Wall is not meant to give a realistic reason and meaning for the Great Wall of China, but instead give a historical fantasy that has plenty of action. Damon once again shows why he is one of the most underrated actors in the film industry. The Great Wall is a great epic historical fantasy with a great plot and many surprising events.