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Ying xiong

Zhang Yimou China, 2002

Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film Hero

Brilliant and beautiful. Hero has some of the most beautiful cinematography I have ever seen, but I expect nothing less from Zhang Yimou. Yes, it is highly historically inaccurate, and, yes, it does not stack up to Yimou's earlier films, but it's entertaining as hell. Like Scorsese, Yimou knows how to create a finely crafted genre film that's both classic but fresh and exciting.