PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
Taotie are the beasts in the movie. Its literal meaning is gluttonous ogre. This is an ancient mythical creature that is gluttonous and never satisfied with any amount of food. Some argue that the design can be traced back to jade pieces found in ... ...
I've been left for dead twice... it was bad luck
Ballard: for who ?
Rizzetti: the people who left me
Only one magnetic stone, which can pacify the Taotie, appeared in the movie. The stone was brought in by William the European mercenary. In reality, Chinese civilization first made compasses from magnetic stones in Han dynasty (< AD100). By the time point of the movie (somewhen between AD960 and AD1127), the compass had been widely used in navigation. It shouldn't be hard to find more magnetic stones inside China.
English, Mandarin, Spanish
$21,508,490 (USA) (17 February 2017)
$45,125,480 (USA) (31 March 2017)
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