You just know a movie is going to suck when the promotion material only gives praise to the scenary and avoids everything else. Yeah, it’s called strategy, it’s how you sell a movie when you know it blows goats. “Hero” is yet another Hollywood Asian hybrid that is made primarily for the American audience, who, apparently, are still crazy about this whole Chinese kung-fu thing. It is directed by Zhang Yimou, who used to make some nice low budget films back in China, but is now letting Hollywood screw him in the ass. No, this film is no “Crouching Tiger,” and if you didn’t even buy “Crouching Tiger” in the first place, then “Hero” will probably feel as interesting as Marilyn Manson’s sexual fantasies.
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