Yesterday, I watched “Hero” featuring Jet Li and Ziyi Zhang.
I heard a lot about this movie and have had it lying around in VCD format for a while now, but never got around to watching it till yesterday.
It’s a martial arts action fantasy, along the lines of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon“, about how one man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
I really enjoy movies of this genre when they’re done right, with a nice story, well choreographed fight sequences, cool cinematography and good acting.
I hate the parts when they start flying around, running on water or bouncing off thin tree branches. But other than that, I like movies like this.
If you’re a fan of Jet Li or of this genre, I truly recommend this movie. You’ll really enjoy it.
My score for it is: 8/10.