History YMMV / Hero

11th Jan '16 8:39:49 PM alphateam7911
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* RootingForTheEmpire- When you have the most prominent antagonist played by the lead singer of Music/{{Skillet}}, and turn his VillainSong at the end into an epic metal number, this is bound to happen for some Christian metal fans.
22nd Dec '15 1:01:42 AM Hadjorim
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Being the Wuxia genre, WireFu is to be expected, and most of the movie is absolutely stunning. However two examples stand out, and both involve the separate instances when Nameless proves himself to Broken Sword and Flying Sword. In the first instance he throws a cup into the air before catching it on the flat of his sword. The effect looks almost 2D as Jet Li stands there, completely motionless, while an equally motionless cup doesn't so much "land" as descend onto his sword. The second instance involves Nameless flinging a hundred black arrows into the air, and piercing the single white arrow amongst them. The effect is well done, until the camera pulls out. Instead of seeing a fairly uniform cloud of black arrows falling, someone has obviously just taken two buckets of arrows and dumped them in front of Jet Li.
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Being the Wuxia genre, WireFu is to be expected, and most of the movie is absolutely stunning. However two examples stand out, and both involve the separate instances when Nameless proves himself to Broken Sword and Flying Sword. In the first instance he throws a cup into the air before catching it on the flat of his sword. The effect looks almost 2D as Jet Li stands there, completely motionless, while an equally motionless cup doesn't so much "land" as descend descends onto his sword. The second instance involves Nameless flinging a hundred black arrows into the air, and piercing the single white arrow amongst them. The effect is well done, until the camera pulls out. Instead of seeing a fairly uniform cloud of black arrows falling, someone has obviously just taken two buckets of arrows and dumped them in front of Jet Li.
22nd Dec '15 12:59:28 AM Hadjorim
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Being the Wuxia genre, WireFu is to be expected, and most of the movie is absolutely stunning. However two examples stand out, and both involve the separate instances when Nameless proves himself to Broken Sword and Flying Sword. In the first instance he flings a cup into the air before catching it on the flat of his sword. The effect looks almost 2D as Jet Li stands there, completely motionless, while an equally motionless cup doesn't so much "land" as descend onto his sword. The second instance involves Nameless flinging a hundred black arrows into the air, and piercing the single white arrow amongst them. The effect is well done, until the camera pulls out. Instead of seeing a fairly uniform cloud of black arrows falling, someone has obviously just taken two buckets of arrows and dumped them in front of Jet Li.
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Being the Wuxia genre, WireFu is to be expected, and most of the movie is absolutely stunning. However two examples stand out, and both involve the separate instances when Nameless proves himself to Broken Sword and Flying Sword. In the first instance he flings throws a cup into the air before catching it on the flat of his sword. The effect looks almost 2D as Jet Li stands there, completely motionless, while an equally motionless cup doesn't so much "land" as descend onto his sword. The second instance involves Nameless flinging a hundred black arrows into the air, and piercing the single white arrow amongst them. The effect is well done, until the camera pulls out. Instead of seeing a fairly uniform cloud of black arrows falling, someone has obviously just taken two buckets of arrows and dumped them in front of Jet Li.
22nd Dec '15 12:58:49 AM Hadjorim
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Being the Wuxia genre, WireFu is to be expected. However two examples stand out, and both involve the separate instances when Nameless proves himself to Broken Sword and Flying Sword. In the first instance he flings a cup into the air before catching it on the flat of his sword. The effect looks almost 2D as Jet Li stands there, completely motionless, while an equally motionless cup doesn't so much "land" as descend onto his sword. The second instance involves Nameless flinging a hundred black arrows into the air, and piercing the single white arrow amongst them. The effect is well done, until the camera pulls out. Instead of seeing a fairly uniform cloud of black arrows falling, someone has obviously just taken two buckets of arrows and dumped them in front of Jet Li.
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Being the Wuxia genre, WireFu is to be expected.expected, and most of the movie is absolutely stunning. However two examples stand out, and both involve the separate instances when Nameless proves himself to Broken Sword and Flying Sword. In the first instance he flings a cup into the air before catching it on the flat of his sword. The effect looks almost 2D as Jet Li stands there, completely motionless, while an equally motionless cup doesn't so much "land" as descend onto his sword. The second instance involves Nameless flinging a hundred black arrows into the air, and piercing the single white arrow amongst them. The effect is well done, until the camera pulls out. Instead of seeing a fairly uniform cloud of black arrows falling, someone has obviously just taken two buckets of arrows and dumped them in front of Jet Li.
22nd Dec '15 12:56:26 AM Hadjorim
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Being the Wuxia genre, WireFu is to be expected. However two examples stand out, and both involve the separate instances when Nameless proves himself to Broken Sword and Flying Sword. In the first instance he flings a cup into the air before catching it on the flat of his sword. The effect looks almost 2D as Jet Li stands there, completely motionless, while an equally motionless cup doesn't "land" so much as descend onto his sword. The second instance involves Nameless flinging a hundred black arrows into the air, and piercing the single white arrow amongst them. The effect is well done, until the camera pulls out. Instead of seeing a fairly uniform cloud of black arrows falling, someone has obviously just taken two buckets of arrows and dumped them in front of Jet Li.
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Being the Wuxia genre, WireFu is to be expected. However two examples stand out, and both involve the separate instances when Nameless proves himself to Broken Sword and Flying Sword. In the first instance he flings a cup into the air before catching it on the flat of his sword. The effect looks almost 2D as Jet Li stands there, completely motionless, while an equally motionless cup doesn't "land" so much "land" as descend onto his sword. The second instance involves Nameless flinging a hundred black arrows into the air, and piercing the single white arrow amongst them. The effect is well done, until the camera pulls out. Instead of seeing a fairly uniform cloud of black arrows falling, someone has obviously just taken two buckets of arrows and dumped them in front of Jet Li.
22nd Dec '15 12:54:51 AM Hadjorim
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Being the Wuxia genre, WireFu is to be expected. However two examples stand out, and both involve the separate instances when Nameless proves himself to Broken Sword and Flying Sword. In the first instance he flings a cup into the air before catching it on the flat of his sword. The effect looks almost 2D as Jet Li stands there, completely motionless, while an equally motionless cup doesn't "land" so much as descend onto his sword. The second instance involves Nameless flinging a hundred black arrows into the air, and piercing the single white arrow amongst them. The effect is well done, until the camera pulls out. Instead of seeing a fairly uniform cloud of black arrows falling, someone has obviously just taken two buckets of arrows and dumped them in front of Jet Li.
17th Dec '15 12:18:15 PM Hadjorim
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* JustHereForGodzilla: it's not as prominent to Western viewers, but the promise of a JetLi / DonnieYen rematch was a ''huge'' deal to {{wuxia}} aficionados.
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* JustHereForGodzilla: it's It's not as prominent to Western viewers, but the promise of a JetLi / DonnieYen rematch was a ''huge'' deal to {{wuxia}} aficionados.
7th Aug '15 5:28:39 PM Kalaong
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Broken Sword spells out TheAesop in a speech to Nameless, who then tells it to the Emperor once he believes it.
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Broken Sword spells out TheAesop {{Aesop}} in a speech to Nameless, who then tells it to the Emperor once he believes it.
10th Jul '15 4:48:22 PM Kalaong
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Many [[ValuesDissonance Western critics]] saw the fundamental message of the movie as, "Despotism and brutal military conquest of your neighbors is acceptable if it's done in the name of unity and peace." However, in China this message isn't particularly unusual: China's long history of civil wars is partly responsible.
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Many [[ValuesDissonance Western critics]] saw the fundamental message of the movie as, "Despotism "[[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37325-2004Aug26.html Despotism and brutal military conquest of your neighbors is acceptable if it's done in the name of unity and peace." ]]" However, in China this message isn't particularly unusual: China's long history of civil wars is partly responsible.
28th Jun '14 12:32:12 PM Orihime
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Many [[ValuesDissonance Western critics]] saw the fundamental message of the movie as, "Despotism and brutal military conquest of your neighbors is acceptable if it's done in the name of unity and peace." However, in China this message isn't particularly unusual. China's long history of civil wars is partly responsible.
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Many [[ValuesDissonance Western critics]] saw the fundamental message of the movie as, "Despotism and brutal military conquest of your neighbors is acceptable if it's done in the name of unity and peace." However, in China this message isn't particularly unusual. unusual: China's long history of civil wars is partly responsible.

* ValuesDissonance: Many Western viewers see the film as an open endorsement of despotic rule, while Eastern viewers are more likely to see it as a question of whether the end justifies the means. Or whether your goals or their potential aftereffects are more important.
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-->"[[spoiler: He was executed as a traitor. And buried as a hero]]" * ValuesDissonance: Many Western viewers see the film as an open endorsement of despotic rule, while Eastern viewers are more likely to see it as a question of whether the end justifies the means. Or means, or whether your goals or and/or their potential aftereffects are more important.
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