Monday, December 10, 2007

Mongol (Foreign Drama 2007)

Russian producers/writers/director making a film about Mongols…humm…what to think. Although I know that the Mongols did conquer a huge chunk of Asia and Russia, it still seems odd for them to make a film about Genghis Khan. Did they do well? No.

To start, this movie was putt putt slow. Yes, it’s nice that they went into the childhood of this notorious conqueror, but #1 who knows if any part of this movie is actually true and #2 Russians can’t make movies. The film was lacking in all respects. I don’t really know how to describe it other than me thinking to myself that the direction this film took was just plain wrong. You might be able to find this in the bargain bin somewhere, but since it’s a foreign flick, hopefully it will be harder to come across.

The fights were sub-par, the armor was lame, the archery was lame, and the CG effects were 5-10 years behind a real movie. Maybe these people should invest their money into making their country not so corrupt and leave the movie making to Hollywood. They tried to make this an epic film, but all they did was create yet another crappy one.
Rating - D