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Mongol. How is it?

Old 06-20-08, 02:38 AM
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Mongol. How is it?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416044/
Its about the rise of Genghis Khan. I'm a sucker for big epic battle scene movies, and its playing at the Charles which is the big art house theater in baltimore city, and was thinking of checking it out. It has to be better then the Love Guru or Get Smart right?
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Old 06-20-08, 03:06 AM
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86% at Rottentomatoes, which is a far sight better than the two you mentioned. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10006312-mongol/
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Old 06-20-08, 07:26 AM
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Just don't expect tons of action is what I hear...some action and good story they say...
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Old 06-20-08, 07:34 AM
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Decent story, but a little short on action... Could have used a little more editing, just don't go see it at midnight after a long day at work.
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Old 06-20-08, 09:27 PM
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I loved it. I'll reiterate that it is not an action flick, but more of a historical epic. It is a bit long, but I didn't think it dragged too much.
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Old 07-11-08, 08:05 PM
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A bit long and slow if you're expecting a "Braveheart" type movie, but I liked it a lot. Gorgeous cinematography!
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Old 07-11-08, 08:25 PM
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In my movie viewing experience, Tadanobu Asano (who plays the title role in this film), is always worth watching in a film.
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Old 07-11-08, 09:42 PM
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opinion

I really liked the flick. FWIW, here are my thoughts:

1) Slow pacing (at least by typical US standards). I personally thought it was good for the flick, and I am used to watching some slower paced movies.

2) Not as much action as you would expect...I was chomping at the bit waiting for either individual fights/epic battles...The "waiting game" did have the effect of really emphasizing the violence when it happened tho...and I thought the fight scenes were well done.

3) I second the previous comments about the cinematography. Really worth seeing on a big screen.

In summary, I would definitely recommend seeing it, particularly on a big screen.
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Old 07-12-08, 09:04 PM
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The musical score was impressive too
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Old 07-13-08, 10:09 AM
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Agree w/ most of the above. I'd give it a B- or C+.
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Old 07-13-08, 12:08 PM
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You want Mongol beef?
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