Friday, September 10


Just so stuntmen and key grips can keep their jobs, my family went to see Hero last night at the gigantic movie complex where one's snacks end up costing as much as a Swiss Chalet meal.

The movie is gorgeous, both visually and poetically, and I appreciated the morality and philosohy it contained. I recommend it to everyone.

My only criticism is that, during the wonderfully balletic battles between adversaries, the danger of death/dying seemed to be largely absent. I enjoyed watching them as pieces of art and movement, but they lacked the notion of consequence. As such, it made it difficult to invest my emotions in the outcome of each battle.

But that's a minor quibble. A wonderful movie, in my opinion.

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