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.
Andy Lau and Matt Damon both played the same role of an undercover gang member working in the police force: Lau played a triad member and senior inspector Lau working for the Hong Kong Police Force in Infernal Affairs (2002), and Damon played his American counterpart, staff sergeant Collin... ...
Commander Lin Mae, William:
Why are you here?
William: We came to trade.
Commander Lin Mae: You lie. You are thieves!
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.
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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