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    Anyone looking foward to seeing this movie? I just checked over at rottentomatoes.com and this movie had garnered probably the highest number of praises I've seen with a 94% "fresh" meter: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hero/

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    I cant wait to see it .
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    Looks awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Eric
    Anyone looking foward to seeing this movie? I just checked over at rottentomatoes.com and this movie had garnered probably the highest number of praises I've seen with a 94% "fresh" meter: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hero/

    I saw this movie about 1 1/2 year ago in Asia. It was great! Highly recommended!

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    I think it sucks. It dragged quite a bit at times and felt so repetitive. Real beautiful imagery though. By the way, I saw this over a year ago. Shout out to my Asian OG suckas that see stuff straight from Hong Kong.

    I hate how America dos not get to see awesome Hong Kong flicks unless someone like Quentin decides to throw it at the mainstream. Iron Monkey is more then 10 years old but barely made it to America two years ago because of Quentin.
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    Saw it a year ago. It was pretty good.
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    ANy of you guys see Ong Bak? It is pretty good and has awesome action.

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    I wasn't a huge advocate of the plot, but the visuals were SO well done. Very enjoyable movie.

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    I stopped caring about the characters because of the repetetiveness of the scenes.

    All I can say though is the visuals were amazing. The costumes as well.

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    I'm gonna see it tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington
    I'm gonna see it tonight.

    Can I come?!?!?!!

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    I just saw it. It was really great I'm a bit biased: I'm longtime Tarantino fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m!ssundaztood
    I just saw it. It was really great I'm a bit biased: I'm longtime Tarantino fan.

    I don't really understand the Tarantion connection. He does not have anything to do with the making of this movie. He was not the director or the producer. I guess the movie company feels that they needed to use his name in order to bring this movie to the US market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m!ssundaztood
    I just saw it. It was really great I'm a bit biased: I'm longtime Tarantino fan.
    *chuckle*

    The poster above me beat me to it.

    Tarantino had absolutely ZERO to do with making this movie. None. Zip. He saw the movie after it had been completed, and decided to make it his mission to bring the movie to the States.

    That's all. There's no Tarantino in this movie.
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    Forgive me for not explaining myself. Imo Tarantino has a wonderful an appreciation of old kung-fu movies, as demostrated in the Kill Bills. To make this brief, I would not have seen Hero if his name was not attached (and yes, I knew that he had no ties to the film other then a recommendation). I am definitely not a fan of Jet Li movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m!ssundaztood
    I just saw it. It was really great I'm a bit biased: I'm longtime Tarantino fan.
    Tarantino did not direct it. What dou you mean by fan is you dont even know which movies the guy directs.

    Edit: I think you are back peddling and are a tourist when it comes to Honk Kong cinema.
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    The studio wanted to cut some parts of it ou of the movie. The director said he won't do it. Tarantino wanted the movie to be released so he pleaded with the studio to release it uncut. They said that if they could attach Tarantino's name to the movie as an executive producer, they would release the movie without any edits.
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    C'mon guys, no need to whip out the movie buff biceps here.

    We all enjoy movies and we all have our own knowledge base and preferences. No need to degenerate the thread.
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    Just watched it last night. Nothing spectacular. I agree with harry, it was very repetive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryhoudini66
    I hate how America dos not get to see awesome Hong Kong flicks unless someone like Quentin decides to throw it at the mainstream. Iron Monkey is more then 10 years old but barely made it to America two years ago because of Quentin.
    Totally agree.

    Most people havent even heard of Iron Monkey until hearing about Hero. :/

    Some of the fight scenes look great and that part with the fighting while skimming across water seems fly. The orchestra doing the musical score seems good too. Will probably see it.

    Besides, I'm a Jet Li fan.
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    It was actually a good flick now that I think about it. My only comment was the lack of blood. It would have added an element of realism to the movie imo.
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    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis
    I don't really understand the Tarantion connection. He does not have anything to do with the making of this movie. He was not the director or the producer. I guess the movie company feels that they needed to use his name in order to bring this movie to the US market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max-Mex
    Executive Producer from what I've read and seen in interviews.
    See IdaMan's comment on top. They added his name when they brought the movie over here to push up the ticket sale.

    This movie was not made for the US market. It was actually nominated for Best Foreign film in 2003.

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    I thought it sucked. Hardcore.

    The fight scene in the forest was amazing, and perhaps worth the eight dollars I paid to get in. It was like cotton candy, though: great when you first start eating it, but quickly overdone and unsatisfying.

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