Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday Night Cinema

Hero
Date: 2002
Starring: Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang
Directed by: Yimou Zhang

This movie is a very close second to Notorious as my favorite film.
Every shot in Hero is beautiful. The colors are breathtaking and the story it thoughtful, keeps you guessing and touches you. There is plenty of Kung Fu , flying warriors and the like. The guys will like the action, the girls will enjoy the romance. This film is a work of art.


Somehow Quentin Tarantino got his name slapped on the front of the DVD. I don't know if he was a producer or just was the vehicle for marketing the film in the US. Don't let his name deceive you.
Hero is a Chinese movie filmed in Mandarin so there are subtitles, personally I think that improves a movie. The DVD does have an English track but I find it irritating and prefer the subtitles.

7 out of 7 thimbles!

4 comments:

Keira said...

Why do your thimbles only go til 7? I've often wondered...

Samurai Mom said...

Because 5 is not enough and 10 is a bit much.

Erika said...

Does it have a happy ending? I'm so American, I need that happy ending.

Bundleboo MaMa said...

I L-O-V-E quintin... im going to have to check this out :)