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February 24, 2017

At the Movies: ‘Great Wall' far from being a great movie

AP Film Writer

“Tell the world what you have seen,” a character exclaims in “The Great Wall,” ‘'and what is coming!”

The warning is about the mythical mass of marauding monsters that are sweeping down northern China but it could just as easily be for the kind of Hollywood-China collaboration that is “The Great Wall.” The first English language feature shot entirely in China, it's the biggest-budget attempt yet to straddle both sides of the Pacific, plucking a movie star (Matt Damon) from the West for a production in the East. In a movie industry where the two biggest markets are North America and China, it's Hollywood's version of having your cake and eating it, too.

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