Tadanobu Asano is Temudjin, the man who would become the great Genghis Khan. Now why would anyone cast a Japanese as the greatest Mongol is a mystery. This film focuses on his early life as a slave and his struggle to rise and unite the Mongols. Temudjin is portrayed as compassionate and is yet to turn into the bloody Khan. A film that was expected to be bloody given the central character in question, but it turned out to be comparitively mellow. Hopefully that will be taken care of in the sequel to the film.
Rating: * *