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Hero (movie)

6 Ratings: 2.3
A Chinese martial arts film starring Jet Li.

Hero is a 2002 Chinese wuxia film, directed by Zhang Yimou with music by Tan Dun. Starring Jet Li as the nameless protagonist, the movie is loosely based on the legendary Jing Ke.      A group of assassins: Flying Snow (Maggie Cheung), … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Jet Li, Maggie Cheung
Director: Corey Yuen
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Release Date: January 1, 1997
MPAA Rating: Unrated
1 review about Hero (movie)

Way better Than Crouching Tiger!

  • May 3, 2009
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+5
First off, this movie is way better than Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. The fact that it is based on a legend in China makes it even better. Some of the most amazing directing and fight scenes I have ever seen. The fighting is about 95% with swords (Kung Fu wasn't invented until many centuries later) but it is spectacular nonetheless.

Jet Li is a warrior who supposedly has killed three assasins who were trying to kill the emperor. As a reward, he is invited to the emperor's home (it is not really a palace but a big building) and allowed to approach the emperor within 10 paces (nobody else may come within 100 paces).

He is given riches and must tell the tale how he disposed of the 3 assasins. The tale is told 3 different ways. Each time the director uses different colors. First, yellow and red, then green, and finally white. Each story is very different. The tension builds to a highly climatic and unexpected ending.

Not to be missed!

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