I just got done watching it and I thought it actually was okay. I did not realize until I saw his name in the opening credits that this was a Zhang Yimou film. If the name doesn't immediately jump out at you, trust me, you almost certainly know him. He directed Hero with Jet Li, as well as The House of Flying Daggers and Raise the Red Lantern. So he's no hack director, not by a long shot. The first thing that jumped out to me with this film was the EXCELLENT production design. And I do mean excellent. In terms of the sets and costumes, it is amazing. Now, the story is admittedly pretty simple. I remember when watching the trailers I was like, Why the fuck is a white guy a warrior in China? Well, Matt Damon plays a mercenary type who is traveling to China to obtain black powder. Circumstances dictate that he surrender himself to Chinese troops stationed at the Great Wall, and while there the Wall is attacked by a giant lizard army. Yeah. It sounds a little silly, and it is, but eh. So Matt Damon ultimately has to throw in his fighting skills to help combat the lizard army. I don't love the story, and in fact, the action scenes were my least favorite part of the film. I mean, they're okay, but it's a big CGI fest and the CGI is in fact the low point of this film. While everything else looks SO GOOD, the CGI looks about one step above SyFy original movie fare. Personally, I mostly just enjoyed seeing Matt Damon's character mix with the locals and enjoyed the large-scale, epic look of the film. Oh, and this girl, Tian Jing, who is SMOKING hot and worth the price of admission alone. All in all, I enjoyed this film more than I thought I would. While the whole thing about the lizard army wasn't something I found all that compelling, everything else about the movie was so well done that I still had a good time. It deserves better than the 35% it has on RT. Personally, I'll need to think about it some more but I think I'm feeling a 6.5 here.