i watched “hero” last night and was amazed. it seems that asian film making is doing a much better job of making action/hero movies. the asian films that make it over here in the western market have action, beauty, and meaning. consider “hero” and an older movie “crouching tiger, hidden dragon” next to any of the recent western action films and you’ll see what i mean. both of these movies have amazing fight scenes within them, but they also have beauty and depth. i haven’t seen “house of flying daggers” yet but i have heard it is along the same lines. i not real sure where “kung fu hustle” fits into this scheme.
of course, it helps that i cheat and watch these movies on my dvd player with the english language dubbed in over the mandarin. i’m such a wimp.