Worth Watching - Jan 31: Mongol Teaser Trailer
by Alex Billington
January 31, 2008
Mongol is an epic tale about the early life of Genghis Khan told by Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov. I've heard some good things early on about this, but I'm just not sure whether it will be all that amazing. I hate to say it, but it seems like 300 with less style and more drama, and that's not too good. Either way, check out this early teaser trailer and let us know what you think so far. The photos I've seen from this lead me to believe there is much more to the story that involves Genghis Khan's personal life, but the trailer doesn't show much of that. I hope we'll get another better trailer before it's released in June.
Watch the teaser trailer for Mongol:
Mongol is directed and co-written by Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov, of Prisoner of the Mountains, Bear's Kiss, and Nomad. The film arrives in limited theaters on June 6th this summer. The poster for Mongol is featured below.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
I dont think it looks like 300 at all. Sure there are large armies but visually it looks more like the hong kong epic movies. Like....HERO.....but with very muted colors.
Heckle0 on Jan 31, 2008
Yeah I agree with Heck, I usually like these types of movies but for some reason I have 0 desire to see this, hmm.
Richard on Jan 31, 2008
About damn time there's a movie about Genghis Khan! Unfortunately this trailer isn't very good and doesn't show the possibility that this movie maybe worth watching. Hopefully if another trailer comes out we'll get a better gist of what this movie is all about.
PG on Feb 1, 2008
I agree with PG this trailer doesn't show us much, except that it could have a big battle scene, but other than that not much, nothing in this trailer wants me to go watch this movie, perhaps if there is a better trailer before the movie comes out that shows us a bit more.
Curtis on Feb 1, 2008
Since this is nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, one would think that there is more to it then just action and fighting. If the Academy chose this over 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and there is no story to it...well, I don't know what I'm going to do, but it won't be pretty....
Jeff Warner on Feb 1, 2008
this looks like it oculd be a decent film. I don't like the voice of the guy narrating the trailer though....sounded like a documentary to me when he talks. Who's the actor playing Khan??
sneebee7 on Feb 1, 2008
I agree with Hekle0. It does remind me a lot of Hero. That poster looks pretty cool too...
jason_md2020 on Feb 2, 2008
I actually saw this film a couple months ago at a film festival. In my opinion it deserves the Best Foreign Film nomination. And there really is much MUCH more to the story that involves his personal life than there is action and fighting. This film is actually the first one of a trilogy about the rise and fall of the Mongolian empire, and deals mostly with Genghis Khan's youth - dealing with the murder of his father as a young boy, his marriage, friendships, etc. Everyone at the film festival was thoroughly impressed, and the trailer doesn't really do the film much justice.
Angela on Feb 2, 2008
i think it looks like an amazing movie, i think it will be full of action
joe on Mar 23, 2008
Ladies & Gentlemen, I have seen this movie in the original language with English subtitles and I can assure you it breaks all the cinematography standards (It's the Mongolian BraveHeart). The movie is a peace of cinematography art NO kidding. Yes it has a lot of action but this is not the usual Hollywood commercial movie. Everything about this movie music, camera shots and angles, original true story, original screen play, customs design, movie sets, well absolutely everything was well taking cared of during the making. The most incredible thing is that is all about a real story in accordance with Chinese scribes and historians of the time. The Mongol culture is amazing an the movie was made like taking a trip to Mongolia with a National Geographic team. The last battle representation was made as portrayed by historians. So go and watch this movie at a theater near you. This is not another action movie, this is an outstanding peace of cinematography film with some action and a great true story to back it up. Cheers
Ronin on May 12, 2008
Im a Mongolian, and Im so proud and happy that there is finally a movie about our great khan. Just hope they portrayed his life accurately...
E on May 26, 2008
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