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We're about to watch Hero! Y'know, that movie Quenten Tarantino presented but didn't actually have anything to do with? Yeah. That one. What'd you think about it?

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virtuistic
May. 13th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen House of Flying Daggers, but I hear that confusion happens a lot. Is it worth watching?

Visually, this movie was absolutely stunning. It was kind of slow moving, but I loved the individual stories and their dramas. It was really nicely done. Very Run Lola, Run-ish.
mattador
May. 14th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
I loved it! Visually way better than Crouching Tiger, with actual plot, and cool allegory and design work, and layered, rashomon-style... a great flick.
punkiejeannien
May. 13th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC)
i liked it-- the plot was almost nonexistant, but it was absolutely beautiful
virtuistic
May. 13th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
The plot presentation reminded me of Run Lola, Run. Have you seen?
punkiejeannien
May. 13th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
it's on the list to see-- what'd you think? pretty huh?
virtuistic
May. 13th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
I remember being suitably unimpressed with everything but the way the plot was arranged.
greyduck
May. 13th, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)
Of the three high(er)-profile films of its type to land here in the last so-many years, Hero has more than its share of "oooh, neat" visual moments (the bombardment in the desert comes immediately to mind), a story with a nice, straight-forward twist (by comparison to Flying Daggers' hokey, saw-it-coming attempt at a twist), and a standard unhappy-ending that isn't nearly as overwrought as Crouching Tiger's or (particularly) Flying Daggers' efforts.

So, yeah, I like Hero. *chuckle*
virtuistic
May. 13th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed it too. If I had to describe it, I'd say visually stunning.

They did a lot of nice things that compliments the theater dork too. For example, with the costuming, they use complimentary colors (blue then orange) in the false stories, and came together with white for the truth. That made me squee a little inside.

Also, I really like it when action movies have me saying "how did they do that?" So many things are just... "hey, cool CGI," or "Wow, explosion!" I really have an appreciation for the beauty and discpline of martial arts, and I really enjoyed that it wasn't focused so much on the "hey! Let's kick the crap out of each other" bit and more on the beauty of the movement, and the use of the environment in creating a really beautiful performance. The lake scene comes to mind. I want to write to the director and give him major props for using the fulcrum technique.
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virtuistic
May. 13th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
I won't kill you, but I'll slap you with a yardstick.

For one thing, the use of combine and combination in the first sentence really doesn't make sense grammatically. In the next sentence, you use "combination" again... which we call "overuse" in the biz.

Allow me to be your thesaurus:

combine:
Synonyms: unite, blend, coalesce, conjoin, connect, fuse, join, link, amalgamate, compound, commingle, incorporate, integrate, merge, mingle, mix

combination:
Synonyms: amalgamation, composite, concoction, assortment, medly, melange, conglomeration


Etc. Ad nauseam.

nini_darko
May. 15th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
hi. *hug* miss you.

that's all. no thoughts. just that. *nod*

*hugs and wanders off*
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