MOVIE REVIEW: HERO (Zhang Yimou, 2002)


Why do I have this weird feeling that Direk Chito Roño chanced upon this film one late evening on HBO before he started pre-production for The Healing? Also, Christopher Doyle’s cinematography was just WOW!!

I remember having the biggest crush on Zhang Ziyi post-Crouching Tiger. Felt so bad when her Hollywood debut via the terrible Horsemen failed miserably. Crossing my fingers for her redemption in God Particle.

And I developed a slight fear of arrows after this. Not even kidding.

Rating: ★★★★★

(Originally published June 29, 2017.)

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (Michael Dougherty, 2019)


I didn’t really care much for the hoomans. I just wanted to see an epic battle of the horny titans.

Happy to see my ex-jowa Zhang Ziyi again with a crouching wig and unleashing her hidden dragon. (Nyek waley.)

Watched Brightburn earlier and one particular sequence there was exactly the same in this movie. Coincidence is really joincidence with a C.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆