Mongol – The Best Movie I’ve Seen In 2008

I just saw a great movie — Mongol. Video

The tagline: "Greatness comes to those who take it."

It’s an exciting manly movie but with love and children thrown in for girls.

There’s even humor. Mongol humor does not get the respect it deserves.

The scenery is stunning and the action breathtaking. The plot never stops. There’s never a dull moment.

The screening was jammed but silent. Everybody was glued to what was happening on the screen.

Excranz writes on

Saw this flick last night and I really loved it. As I understand it many Mongolians hate the film for historical inaccuracies and a heavily accented cast (the lead is from Japan) but if you are unfamiliar with the area and culture you’ll find a great story that brings a new light to a historical figure that a surprisingly large portion of the world reviles.

The cinematography is gorgeous and the subtitle script is excellent.

What really makes this film great are the performances and the action scenes.

When he gains followers and unites Mongolia you understand why.

Hopefully the film will get people to read more about the original man and discover the historical inaccuracies.

Of course as historical accuracies go it much more accurate then Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

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