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.
The beasts in this film are called the taotie, named after an evil fiend in Chinese mythology. Here they are represented as alien beings.
Commander Lin Mae:
Men like him have many things they can teach us.
The film shows a manned balloon being used to hunt the dragons. The first known aeronautical balloon was flown in France in 1783, nearly 700 years later.
Part of the closing credits are a montage of Chinese watercolor paintings depicting scenes/characters from the film.
English, Mandarin, Spanish
$18,469,620 (USA) (19 February 2017)
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