Steve and I enjoyed a fabulous evening away last night, thanks to the visiting grandparents who graciously let us escape! We headed up to Salt Lake to hit a screening of Mongol (playing in only one theater on all of Utah... sigh). It was great! It's the story of Genghis Kahn, filmed primarily in Kazakhstan, hence our special interest in the movie. And let me tell you - do not mess with my daughter's people (at least in the 1200's) - they're a force to be reckoned with! A large portion of the Kazakh population can trace their lineage from the Mongolian ruler, so we considered the movie to be adoption research ;)
There are some fantastic battle scenes, but most of the film is dedicated to the story of Kahn's childhood, family, and marriage. It was a great mix of compelling story, breathtaking locations, and kick-butt action. Two thumbs up from the Morningstars - add it to your queue!