Hero
2002
***
Director: Yimou Zhang
Cast: Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang, Daoming Chen

In ancient China a nameless warrior recounts his defeat of three assassins who were a threat to the King’s life. But what actually happened? Nevermind, the sketchy, baffling and politically suspect story is just an excuse to stage four different versions of the events, with amazing action and battle scenes, each with its own colour palette. A visual feast if there ever was one, but a stronger script would have made it perfect.