New movie Mongol
Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:49 AM
Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:44 AM
Sinoid you miss the main point. Why Mongolians don't like the movie, it is distortion of historical texts. That director distorted "The Secret History of Mongols" in his movie .
Japanese acto Tadanobu Asano's play in Chinggis Khaan's role was actually very good, almost as same as I imagine Chingis khaan.
Chinese actor Sun Honglei's play in Jamukha's role was very good. "Made by foreigner" is not an issue at all.
The movie director's way of distortion of "The Secret History of Mongols" is main reason Mongolians disliked the movie.
So can you help me out and explain what were the main distortions within the movie. What was it that you feel was most likely inaccurate and offensive?
Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:57 AM
I enjoyed the movie, particularly the part covering Temujin's early years. When he reached maturity however I couldn't help but feel that although well executed, everything seemed to happen on a much smaller scale than expected. I'm not well-read on the topic so I can't say what is more historically correct, but I remember reading a novel about Temujin's rise to power where his war with Jamukha was portrayed like it was fought between two great warlords commanding vast hosts whose numbers filled plains and valleys, whereas in the movie their conflict was so small-scale it seemed more like a scuffle between two local strongmen with but few hundred men at their disposal.
Posted 08 June 2009 - 12:39 PM
By the way, I thought the performance on Sun Honglei was really a show stealer.
I agree. Silly me though, as I didn't think he was Chinese.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:08 PM
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