This somewhat clichéd action adventure
movie is set in 18th century Kazakhstan and revolves around a
"prophecy" that a child will be born to unite the three nomadic
tribes of the land.
A wise man named Oraz (Jason Scott Lee)
is searching for that child, however the Khan of the powerful Jungar
clan doesn’t want his power to be usurped by the child of the
prophecy, so he has ordered his second Sharish (Mark Dacascos) to
find the child and slay him. Fortunately for the child, he is saved
by Oraz but his mother is slain and so starts the tale of Nomad the
Oraz decides to take the child to his
father the Sultan who is overjoyed to discover that the child still
lives and he decides to send the boy away to become a warrior and
also away from the watchful eye of the Jungar clan.
As the boy becomes a man, his destiny
awaits him, however his best friend who was also raised by Oraz
seeks the love of the same girl that they love. Causing tensions and
relationships to be challenged, this side drama/romance does not
interfere with the action of the film.
The film may be clichéd at times but
it's a good old fashioned action movie that contains some stunning
battle scenes and is one for those who want to enjoy a good popcorn
movie. Decent video and audio quality, Nomad the Warrior is
definitely for those who enjoyed Gladiator.