This is a beautiful movie for it's sweeping vistas of the Kazakh Steppes. The acting is only so-so, but the story line is compelling and the battle scenes are well choreographed. Lot's of death dealing, but only the token amount of blood, and no gore.
The descendents of Genghis Kahn, have returned to the pastoral life, and want no interference from foreigners, but outsiders come to wage war on these peaceful people nevertheless. They pray for someone to alleviate their troubles.
Ma ny are the clichÃƒÂ©s: a savior is born, warriors are taught by a master, good friends vie for the love of a beautiful woman, a king fumbles with the destruction of his enemy because his hands are tied by law and tradition, spies reveal enemies secrets, and so on. But we still sympathize with the goals of the antagonists.
The background music was lovely at times, but only occasionally was this brought to my attention.
I enjoyed the movie and would recommend it to anyone who likes the martial arts/action type film.