Alternative Character Interpretation: On the DVD commentary, Zhang Yimou and Zhang Ziyi offer different interpretations on a certain action from the climax. To clarify, Zhang Ziyi believes that Mei doesn't kill Leo because she still cares about him on some level, while the director states that she doesn't care at all and only wants to save Jin.invoked
Awesome Music: The Beauty Dance, enhanced by Zhang Ziyi's beautiful singing voice. Accompanied by a pretty awesome dance too.
Ending Fatigue: With all the plot twists and revelations that happen in the film's last moments, it's a bit of a surprise when the credits finally do roll. As noted below, Mei appears to die several times at least before it actually happens.
Moral Event Horizon: First, Leo attempts to rape Mei because he knows she doesn't love him. Then he kills her because she chose Jin over him.
Narm: Mei appears to die at least four different times in the film's climax.