Fire some arrows from horseback, because Nomad: The Warrior is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Review in a Nutshell: A fictionalized account of the life of young Ablai Khan, Nomad is probably the only film you’re likely to see that is both produced by and about the nation of Kazakhstan.
This film contains:
Jason Scott Lee, Wandering Wiseman.
EVEN POINTIER HATS.
Even more Mark Dacascos goodness in the month of November.
You gotta get to Redline — it’s got SUPER evil Mark Dacascos betraying RUTGER HAUER!
Dammit Keith!! Not only did you ruin the surprise for me but now I’m dying to hear Goob’s take on it.
Don’t worry — the betrayal takes place within the first five minutes of the film. Also, Dacascos has a goatee and flamboyant silk shirts that he never buttons, when he bothers to put on a shirt at all. So you know he’s evil.
Did Mark ever fight his evil twin/ clone / parrelel universe self/ alternate timeline self in a movie? That would be awesome.
If he did, I’m sure the Universe would have imploded on itself.
“Only the Strong” was on TV today. This is a sign. Goob must do a podcast on OTS and do so while wearing baggy clothes and dancing around to Brazilian music while disarming someone carrying a knife.
I can’t trust OTS, because whenever I see people doing capoeira, rather than bad-asses like Dacascos and Rio thugs, it’s being done by dumpy hippy girls and white dudes with dreadlocks. They need to make OTS2, in which Dacascos returns to clean the martial arts of all the hippies.
Sir I would like to thank you on behalf of the nation of Kazakhstan. Your review of Nomad is greatly appreciated. I lived there for 3 months in 1998. The people are very proud and very generous despite the struggling economy (exchange was 7 rubles to 1 dollar in Russia and 77 tenghe to 1 dollar in Kazakhstan) at that time. The Kazaks are mixed bunch Turks who look Mongol & Chinese who are Muslim with a modified Cyrilic alphabet. The Kazakhs are noted for there excellent horsemanship and used to supply the czar with cavalry. Their prowess lead the Russians to dub all their horsemen Cossacks. Kazakhs are the majority followed by Russians, Ukrainians, Tartars, Koreans and Russian Jews. I have drank the fermented mare’s milk and could have to warned you Ablai Khan would be the hero. After the Soviet breakup Kazakh nationals resurrected him as their national hero. I’m sad the film was a flop it’s actual quite good.