Like the structure from which it takes its name, the 2016 Chinese-American co-production The Great Wall seemed too big to fail. Directed by Zhang Yimou ( Hero ) and starring Matt Damon, Andy Lau Tak-wah and Jing Tian, it was the most expensive film ever shot on Chinese soil, an action-packed epic designed to echo the success of large-canvas fantasies like Lord of the Rings.What could possibly go wrong? In short, everything.The film lost US$75 million worldwide, was panned by critics and accused…


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