Monday, February 6, 2017

Hero (2002)

It's interesting comparing this to American-made, big budget, historical epics. This was China's stab at something like Pearl Harbor or The Patriot where money is not an object in helping to bring history to life - and of course it leaves us in the dust. Maybe it's because Yimou Zhang was directing, but this actually feels like a film rather than just spectacle. For all the lavish sets and costumes of Gone with the Wind, I have no clue what that film is actually about. This film is about something and has a message to impart about world affairs. And it's not some generic message either like "all's well that ends well". But perhaps to a Chinese audience the "message" is "old hat" and I just see it as profound because it's not American. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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