…Why is Matt Damon in this movie?
Now before you tell me Because they want Americans to see it let me remind you that Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon grossed over 128 million domestic and there wasn’t a single white person in that anywhere. Heck, it wasn’t even dubbed. If you don’t think that a movie showcasing hot balloon-parachute Chinese silk-ninja versus giant ravenous maybe-dragon monsters can succeed with the American viewing public unless it’s got Matt Damon in it, then maybe you don’t really understand the American viewing public.
I’m not even fulminating about Matt Damon, here. He’s an actor, and this is a movie. Simple. Straightforward. Possibly superfluous, that’s all.