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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
About the legendary conqueror Genghis Khan. First of all coming into this, I was expecting a movie like 300, Braveheart, or even Apocolypto what I got was a really poorly put together story, full of historic inaccuracies and just a badly written script. I don't know how you mess up a movie about one of the most influential people in the history of the world but they found a way how. I will give it this though, the movie is visually stunning, really beautiful landscapes, great costume designs, and it did have a couple pretty cool battle scenes but the rest was just a mess. For one, it was way too short, for an epic like this to work you have to take time and show how he untied the tribes how he came to power, how he became almost a mythological character in history and they completely skipped around it.
One scene he's playing with his kid after getting out of prison, next scene he's leading a huge army it like wtf aren't you gonna tell us how he got so many solders? Why they followed him etc...
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Apparently this will be the first of 3 depicting the life of Temujin. I can only hope the other 2 are better put together. It's a real shame, this could have been a masterpiece but they dropped the ball.