YMMV / Romeo Must Die

  • Awesome Music: Aaliyah's "Try Again", which proved so popular it became a Breakaway Pop Hit and got to number 1 on the Billboard 100 just through airplay.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • The final scene between Han and Trish. No Anguished Declaration of Love, no Big Damn Kiss, no cliched ending. Just a hug, showing that these two are there for each other and they can at least try to help each other through the difficult times.
    • Isaak shaking Han's hand and pretty much giving him his blessing. It shows that - unlike Chu - Isaak cares for his children and just wants to see them happy.
  • Internet Backdraft: There was some controversy when news hit the internet about a kiss between Han and Trish getting cut. Rumour was that test audiences protested against a mixed race kiss. According to Jet Li himself, two versions of the scene were filmed, because the filmmakers worried that Han kissing Trish right after witnessing his father's suicide would be a tad out of character.
  • Narm: Kung fu football is jut hilarious. It's supposed to make Han look badass and adaptable, but it's pure comedy.
  • Narm Charm: The Designated Girl Fight where Han manipulates Trish's limbs so that she hits the female assassin - because he Wouldn't Hit a Girl. Silly? Of course. Hilarious? Sure. Awesome? Absolutely.
  • She Really Can Act: Played with. The movie was a surprise hit and Aaliyah got a lot of positive reaction, with some suggesting she could become a film star as well. She died before she could, but people do point to several moments in this film that show signs of potential she never got a chance to tap into.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The final confrontation between Han and his father wherein it's revealed that Chu allowed Po to be killed. It's one of the few times Han's Dissonant Serenity slips and he wells up with Manly Tears. Even if he essentially disowns his father, he's still clearly shaken up when he hears the gunshot.
    • After Colin's death Trish tells Han a story of how she and Colin pranked their mother by pretending he had been hit by a car. Trish realised it was Dude, Not Funny! when she saw her mother's reaction.
    "I didn't get it then but I get it now."
  • The Woobie: Trish and Han both have lost their mothers by the start of the film, and both lose their brothers in the Escalating War. Both of them really need that hug at the end.