That sounds like a Kill Bill
kinda mood you're in, my friend. Or, to a lesser extent, Planet Terror
. The heroes of both are total and complete badasses, and come equipped with swords. :)
But yeah, Hero is a fantastic film. It's Zhang Yimou (the same man who directed the Chinese opening ceremony at the last Olympics), so the use of color in it is AMAZING. Seriously, you'll see what I mean even from the trailer. That being said, Hero is not a wall-to-wall action sorta thing. It's a fascinating film. Think Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. They're in the same genre, but I like Hero more.
Red Cliff was directed by John Woo, and though I have only seen the truncated cut (the original ran for like five hours, mine was 2 and a half), it was super fun, and the fight choreography was fantastic in the typical, extravagant this-is-completely-awesome-and-unrealistic" sort of way.
Either way, both come recommended, but Hero
is the better film, while Red Cliff
is more fun to kick back and soak in.
edited 11th Jul '10 3:03:57 PM by BrendanSteere