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Movie: Hero

While we were leaving Comic-Con for the day we noticed a vendor selling Chinese copies of Hero (Ying xiong), so we felt compelled to pick up our own copies.

If you took Rashomon's structure and Ran's colors, and then threw in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon fight-direction with much more vividness in the scenery, you would start to get an approximation of this film. The most important aspect of this film is definitely the visuals, and alone they are worth watching the film for.

The story preaches a strong message, but the structure makes it easy to predict. Also, the story is so strongly encoded in the colors/visuals that you could probably turn off the subtitles and understand most of the film. This isn't necessarily a criticism of the film - it goes with the type of film that this is.

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