Mongol

Monday, November 3, 2008 at 1:19 am (... in theatre, The movie I watch) (, )

The early years history of Genghis Khan, before he took on the name. The biggest Khan (king) of mongolian tribe at the time. Genghis Khan changed the way mongolian live. He also teach mongolian war technique which lead them to conquer half of the world including China and Russia in 1206.

Story started with 9 years old Temudjin (Genghis Khan childhood’s name) went on journey with his father to seek for a wife. In the middle of journey, little Temudjin found his future wife, Borte. Unlike traditional mongolian culture, where male is the one who should choose his wife, Temudjin was chosen by Borte. One phrase from her “smart people came here (the village) for a wife. You should choose me Temudjin”, and he made up his mind to proposed her on the next day. The story goes, Temudjin’s father murdered by Chinese, His father’s trusted man betrayed and try to kill Temudjin to gain throne. On the run, only one thing on Temudjin mind. No, Its not revenge, it’s always about Borte. On the era, when mongolian women is less precious than a horse, Temudjin struggle to get to his wife again is something weird. But in the end, family is something that lead him to get his first army, and later, conquer China.

This movie’s get nomination for best foreign language movie. Use mostly Mongolian language (I’m not really sure what language they use, but I’m sure it’s not one of the chinese languages), I really hate the fact that I have to read the subtitle to understand the movie and missed some really really beautiful panorama shoot in the movie. The plot move slowly but not boring, give chance for audience to enjoy mongolia savana and snow panorama, unique clothes and jewelry, and the most important, mongolia culture and way of life which detailed was explain perfectly in the script. All the actors and actress plays perfectly. I found no blooper in the movie. Only one thing really bother me, the transition from night (dark) to day (light) really hurt my eyes. Because the night scene is really dark, mostly in black, blue or red color, suddenly it change into bright white snow color. Hurt T.T .

At the end, It’s a very sweet love story. Genghis struggle to get Borte by his side (and fight for his faith). Borte struggle to keep her husband alive. Whatever it cost. Not cheesy, so boys can enjoy the movie too. Pretty good, right?!

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Planet B-Boy

Monday, November 3, 2008 at 1:10 am (... in theatre, The movie I watch) (, )

Planet b-boy is a documentary story of 4 b-boy teams: USA, France, Japan and South Korea while they practice and involved in B-boy Battle of The Year. 

Personally, I really love documentary movie. And I should praise this one. The story order is really documentary type. Its started with “What is B-boy?”. Mmm, I just know that people who doing breakdance was called ‘b-boy’, and not ‘breaker’ as I always called them all this time. Continue with the history (not forget to mention the up-and-down) of breakdance, the history of b-boy Battle of The Year, and the strong competitors in the competition. The story goes to 4 strong competitors and their uniqueness. USA with the history, France with the power and speed, Japan with the idea and South Korea with the technique. Full with record of practice time, way of life and family moment, make me really get into the (reality) movie.

Not box-office type of movie, only a few people in theatre when I watched it. But, the theatre is full of “uuuu” and “aaa” noise, each time amazing technique shown in the theatre screen. And I have to tell you, there are so many breakdance techniques that I’ve never seen it before, and I will never ever believe that human being can do such technique unless I see it by my own eyes. I believe each people in theatre that night, somewhere in their mind, making plan to go see b-boy Battle of The Year sometimes in their life, as I do.

So, what the best thing about the movie? Something that makes me loves documentary movie. Feel sad when the subject’s cry, feel happy when the the subject’s smile, feel beaten when one competitor lose and feel the celebration when the other competitor cheering their winning. 😀

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