Originally Posted by Big J
So what's the story with Mongol? Its not available for preorder yet. Has it been delayed or canceled?
It only just left most theaters in the US, about 1 week ago. I know it's been out for some time overseas, so I have no idea how this effects a US home release.
I will say, I was a bit disappointed with it. I'm glad that it wasn't the typical, simple hollywood-type epic (Braveheart), but then I found myself wishing it was. You know, when you're dealing with one of the greatest badass conquerors in the history of the world, you'd expect a lot of epic battles.
The cinematography was great, pacing unique, a decent amount of depth and alone time with the young Ghengis....but I guess I became a bit antsy for him to start laying waste and amassing hordes. Maybe it's my upbringing? It's nice that you don't get what you expect, and it certainly holds true to being a portrayal of Ghengis before he became Ghengis.
anyhoo, if it's a blind buy for anyone, and you're expecting Braveheart, you'll be disappointed. Though assuming they handle the transfer properly, there should be some great visuals throughout.