Who did you think was going to headline the movie? Andy Lau?
by Thom Yee
I never planned to write a review of The Great Wall.
Actually, that’s not quite true, it looked interesting enough to pencil into our schedule after its first trailer dropped, at a time still months away from its eventual release and at a point that I didn’t have to pay it much attention, but as we drew closer and closer to its opening, outrage around the circumstances of the movie only seemed to grow. Instead of just being a movie, The Great Wall became a lightning rod of appropriation among cultural critics and mediocrity among movie critics. It’s especially on that latter point that it seemed unlikely we would ever be discussing it at any great length here at GOO Reviews.
But this May… Continue reading