February 21, 2009
Quentin Tarantino Presents: Hero
I can always appreciate a good Tarantino film, and this one by far has to be one of his best pieces of work presented by him yet. If you are into a good martial arts flick i would advise you to go rent or buy this movie immediately.Hero is a 2002 Chinese martial arts film, directed by Zhang Yimou. Starring Jet Li as the nameless protagonist, the movie is loosely based on the legendary Jing Ke.A group of assassins: Flying Snow (Maggie Cheung), Broken Sword (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai), and Long Sky (Donnie Yen), have sworn to kill the King of Qin(Chen Daoming), and Nameless Jet Li comes to the royal capital to claim the reward offered for their defeat. The movie tells the story of his conversation with the King of Qin, and through a series of flashbacks depicts the journey he took to earn the honor of sitting before the emperor. Zhang Ziyi stars as Broken Sword's servant Moon . Hero was first released in China on October 24, 2002. At that time, it was both the most expensive and the highest-grossing motion picture in Chinese film history. Miramax Films owned the American market distribution rights, but had delayed the release of the film for nearly two years. It was finally presented by Quentin Tarantino to American theaters on August 27, 2004.