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INSTANT MOVIE REVIEW: Hero
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Jeremy D. Impson
2004-09-04 02:25:49 UTC
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Kick Ass!!!

I'm so blown away by how well Quentin Tarentino (director, and I think
co-writer) captured the spirit of the Chinese epic movie story. The
colors and the music are incredible and so historical! He even goes to
the incredible expense of having everyone memorize their lines in Chinese,
then he went back and captioned it in English, just so it would have that
authentic Chinese movie feel! But he did update it for modern times,
though, particularly in the fight scenes, which took a page from The
Matrix and had all sort of CGI acrobatics. And they must have used some
serious make-up (maybe with some CGI assistance) because you hardly
recongize Jackie Chan as the Hero.

All in all, 5 stars!

--Jeremy
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John Harkness
2004-09-04 03:23:44 UTC
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On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 02:25:49 GMT, "Jeremy D. Impson"
Post by Jeremy D. Impson
Kick Ass!!!
I'm so blown away by how well Quentin Tarentino (director, and I think
co-writer) captured the spirit of the Chinese epic movie story. The
colors and the music are incredible and so historical! He even goes to
the incredible expense of having everyone memorize their lines in Chinese,
then he went back and captioned it in English, just so it would have that
authentic Chinese movie feel! But he did update it for modern times,
though, particularly in the fight scenes, which took a page from The
Matrix and had all sort of CGI acrobatics. And they must have used some
serious make-up (maybe with some CGI assistance) because you hardly
recongize Jackie Chan as the Hero.
All in all, 5 stars!
--Jeremy
ummmm......

Very funny.

John Harkness
Kevin S. Wilson
2004-09-04 21:26:31 UTC
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On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 23:23:44 -0400, John Harkness
Post by John Harkness
On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 02:25:49 GMT, "Jeremy D. Impson"
Post by Jeremy D. Impson
Kick Ass!!!
I'm so blown away by how well Quentin Tarentino (director, and I think
co-writer) captured the spirit of the Chinese epic movie story. The
colors and the music are incredible and so historical! He even goes to
the incredible expense of having everyone memorize their lines in Chinese,
then he went back and captioned it in English, just so it would have that
authentic Chinese movie feel! But he did update it for modern times,
though, particularly in the fight scenes, which took a page from The
Matrix and had all sort of CGI acrobatics. And they must have used some
serious make-up (maybe with some CGI assistance) because you hardly
recongize Jackie Chan as the Hero.
All in all, 5 stars!
--Jeremy
ummmm......
Very funny.
Um, d00d? Were you watching the same movie?

Tarantino's "Hero" is NOT a comedy. HTH.
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Tech Writer at a university somewhere in Idaho
"When you can't do something completely impractical and intrinsically
useless *yourself*, you go get the Kibologists to do it for you." --J. Furr
Hecubus
2004-09-04 22:11:30 UTC
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Post by Kevin S. Wilson
On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 23:23:44 -0400, John Harkness
Post by John Harkness
On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 02:25:49 GMT, "Jeremy D. Impson"
Post by Jeremy D. Impson
Kick Ass!!!
I'm so blown away by how well Quentin Tarentino (director, and I
think co-writer) captured the spirit of the Chinese epic movie story.
The colors and the music are incredible and so historical! He even
goes to the incredible expense of having everyone memorize their
lines in Chinese, then he went back and captioned it in English, just
so it would have that authentic Chinese movie feel! But he did
update it for modern times, though, particularly in the fight scenes,
which took a page from The Matrix and had all sort of CGI acrobatics.
And they must have used some serious make-up (maybe with some CGI
assistance) because you hardly recongize Jackie Chan as the Hero.
All in all, 5 stars!
--Jeremy
ummmm......
Very funny.
Um, d00d? Were you watching the same movie?
Tarantino's "Hero" is NOT a comedy. HTH.
It's not Tarantino's "Hero!" He didn't direct it. It was directed by
Zhang Yimou.
--
Rick

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Marc Goodman
2004-09-04 22:23:57 UTC
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Post by Hecubus
Post by Kevin S. Wilson
On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 23:23:44 -0400, John Harkness
Post by John Harkness
On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 02:25:49 GMT, "Jeremy D. Impson"
Post by Jeremy D. Impson
Kick Ass!!!
I'm so blown away by how well Quentin Tarentino (director, and I
think co-writer) captured the spirit of the Chinese epic movie story.
The colors and the music are incredible and so historical! He even
goes to the incredible expense of having everyone memorize their
lines in Chinese, then he went back and captioned it in English, just
so it would have that authentic Chinese movie feel! But he did
update it for modern times, though, particularly in the fight scenes,
which took a page from The Matrix and had all sort of CGI acrobatics.
And they must have used some serious make-up (maybe with some CGI
assistance) because you hardly recongize Jackie Chan as the Hero.
All in all, 5 stars!
--Jeremy
ummmm......
Very funny.
Um, d00d? Were you watching the same movie?
Tarantino's "Hero" is NOT a comedy. HTH.
It's not Tarantino's "Hero!" He didn't direct it. It was directed by
Zhang Yimou.
That's not what it says in internet movie database.
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great obstacles: Apparently analytical truth is not one of them.
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Marc Goodman
2004-09-05 22:00:48 UTC
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Post by Marc Goodman
That's not what it says in internet movie database.
Yes it does! Can't you read??!!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299977/
That's not what it says when I go there. What browser
are you using?
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great obstacles: Apparently analytical truth is not one of them.
- Peter Olcott on comp.theory
J.D.F. Stone
2004-09-04 22:55:41 UTC
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Hecubus <***@yahoo.com> writes:

[snip 37 lines]
Post by Hecubus
It's not Tarantino's "Hero!"
Maybe, maybe not. "Hero!" is the sort of "exciting!" title Tarantino
might use. Keep in mind that, as a video store owner, he watched
exclamatory films like "Hatari!" and "If..." and "Shaft's Big Score!"
and "Cannibal! The Musical" ALL DAY LONG, so if anyone knows all about
these things, then Tarantino must have at least directed the "title!"
Post by Hecubus
He didn't direct it. It was directed by Zhang Yimou.
Now, that I really doubt. Zhang Yimou is the director of "classic"
"art" films of "world cinema" such as "Raise the Red Sorghum" and "Ju
Dou Goes to Court", and now you're telling me that he's the next
Quentin Tarantino?! That he directed a mere action flick? Pfaugh!
Next you'll be telling me that Satyajit Ray directed a singing and
dancing version of "Star Wars" with the Three Stooges, only they're
midgets with superpowers, and I'm sorry but I just DON'T BELIEVE YOU.
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wilson
2004-09-05 08:39:31 UTC
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Post by J.D.F. Stone
Next you'll be telling me that Satyajit Ray directed a singing and
dancing version of "Star Wars" with the Three Stooges, only they're
midgets with superpowers, and I'm sorry but I just DON'T BELIEVE YOU.
Didn't he?
Hecubus
2004-09-05 21:43:15 UTC
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Post by J.D.F. Stone
[snip 37 lines]
Post by Hecubus
It's not Tarantino's "Hero!"
Maybe, maybe not. "Hero!" is the sort of "exciting!" title Tarantino
might use. Keep in mind that, as a video store owner, he watched
exclamatory films like "Hatari!" and "If..." and "Shaft's Big Score!"
and "Cannibal! The Musical" ALL DAY LONG, so if anyone knows all about
these things, then Tarantino must have at least directed the "title!"
Post by Hecubus
He didn't direct it. It was directed by Zhang Yimou.
Now, that I really doubt. Zhang Yimou is the director of "classic"
"art" films of "world cinema" such as "Raise the Red Sorghum" and "Ju
Dou Goes to Court", and now you're telling me that he's the next
Quentin Tarantino?! That he directed a mere action flick? Pfaugh!
Next you'll be telling me that Satyajit Ray directed a singing and
dancing version of "Star Wars" with the Three Stooges, only they're
midgets with superpowers, and I'm sorry but I just DON'T BELIEVE YOU.
Check out the IMDB page. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299977/
--
Rick

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Ben Heaton
2004-09-05 21:57:22 UTC
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Post by Hecubus
Post by J.D.F. Stone
Now, that I really doubt. Zhang Yimou is the director of "classic"
"art" films of "world cinema" such as "Raise the Red Sorghum" and "Ju
Dou Goes to Court", and now you're telling me that he's the next
Quentin Tarantino?! That he directed a mere action flick? Pfaugh!
Next you'll be telling me that Satyajit Ray directed a singing and
dancing version of "Star Wars" with the Three Stooges, only they're
midgets with superpowers, and I'm sorry but I just DON'T BELIEVE YOU.
Check out the IMDB page. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299977/
Um, that link doesn't go to a movie directed by Satyajat Ray. It's some
foreign thing called "Ying Xion". Did you mistype the U.R.L.?

In any case, Stone is correct in his claim that the midget Three Stooges
(technically, four stooges) did not have superpowers. Isn't that obvious?
He was using a rhetorical device to show the absurdity of your ideas
about Mr. Tarantino.

-Ben Heaton
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No sale, honcho!
Kevin S. Wilson
2004-09-05 22:13:39 UTC
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On Sun, 5 Sep 2004 17:57:22 -0400, Ben Heaton
Post by Ben Heaton
Did you mistype the U.R.L.?
Most likely she did. But that aside, I can't resist pointing out that
there are no periods in the acronym for Universal Resource Location,
or URL (pronounced "earl").

I know it's a minor matter, but it really chafes my chaps when someone
doesn't check his facts before posting nonsense to the USENET.
--
Kevin S. Wilson
Tech Writer at a university somewhere in Idaho
"When you can't do something completely impractical and intrinsically
useless *yourself*, you go get the Kibologists to do it for you." --J. Furr
Mark South
2004-09-05 22:30:45 UTC
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Post by Kevin S. Wilson
On Sun, 5 Sep 2004 17:57:22 -0400, Ben Heaton
Post by Ben Heaton
Did you mistype the U.R.L.?
Most likely she did. But that aside, I can't resist pointing out that
there are no periods in the acronym for Universal Resource Location,
or URL (pronounced "earl").
Uniform Resource Locator.[1]
Post by Kevin S. Wilson
I know it's a minor matter, but it really chafes my chaps when someone
doesn't check his facts before posting nonsense to the USENET.
Indeed.

[1] Kevin will claim that he knew this and was merely trolling. Caveat emptor.
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John Doherty
2004-09-05 23:34:50 UTC
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Post by Mark South
Post by Kevin S. Wilson
Most likely she did. But that aside, I can't resist pointing out
that there are no periods in the acronym for Universal Resource
Location, or URL (pronounced "earl").
Uniform Resource Locator.[1]
Post by Kevin S. Wilson
I know it's a minor matter, but it really chafes my chaps when
someone doesn't check his facts before posting nonsense to the
USENET.
Indeed.
[1] Kevin will claim that he knew this and was merely trolling.
Note the bit about the pronunciation: smells kinda like bait, don't
it?

--
Hecubus
2004-09-06 00:23:26 UTC
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Post by Ben Heaton
Post by Hecubus
Post by J.D.F. Stone
Now, that I really doubt. Zhang Yimou is the director of "classic"
"art" films of "world cinema" such as "Raise the Red Sorghum" and
"Ju Dou Goes to Court", and now you're telling me that he's the
next Quentin Tarantino?! That he directed a mere action flick?
Pfaugh! Next you'll be telling me that Satyajit Ray directed a
singing and dancing version of "Star Wars" with the Three Stooges,
only they're midgets with superpowers, and I'm sorry but I just
DON'T BELIEVE YOU.
Check out the IMDB page. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299977/
Um, that link doesn't go to a movie directed by Satyajat Ray. It's
some foreign thing called "Ying Xion". Did you mistype the U.R.L.?
The U.R.L was for the IMDB page for "Hero," The Chinese title of which
is "Ying Xiong." That was to prove that Tarantino did not direct
"Hero!" I was ignoring your bit about Ray entirely.
--
Rick

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Johnd Fstone
2004-09-06 00:40:52 UTC
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Post by Hecubus
Post by Ben Heaton
Um, that link doesn't go to a movie directed by Satyajat Ray.
It's some foreign thing called "Ying Xion". Did you mistype the
U.R.L.?
The U.R.L was for the IMDB page for "Hero," The Chinese title of
which is "Ying Xiong." That was to prove that Tarantino did not
direct "Hero!"
Which is it, "Hero," or "Hero!"?
Post by Hecubus
I was ignoring your bit about Ray entirely.
Why? It is not un-relevant to the discussion if he directed "some
foreign thing", which I think is likely; it IS what he's famous for.
Although I'm not sure if you should call him Ray, which is so
familiar.
--
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-- julien daux
Ben Heaton
2004-09-06 06:44:53 UTC
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Post by Johnd Fstone
Post by Hecubus
The U.R.L was for the IMDB page for "Hero," The Chinese title of
which is "Ying Xiong." That was to prove that Tarantino did not
direct "Hero!"
Which is it, "Hero," or "Hero!"?
Since we're talking about the Chinese title given to the film, it would
have to be simply "Hero". Chinese has no punctuation marks, except of
course for the space.

So who directed "Hero!", if Tarantino only directed "Hero,"? And why
can't these people pick titles that are easier to tell apart?

-Ben Heaton
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No sale, honcho!
John Harkness
2004-09-06 00:28:39 UTC
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Post by Hecubus
Post by Ben Heaton
Post by Hecubus
Post by J.D.F. Stone
Now, that I really doubt. Zhang Yimou is the director of "classic"
"art" films of "world cinema" such as "Raise the Red Sorghum" and
"Ju Dou Goes to Court", and now you're telling me that he's the
next Quentin Tarantino?! That he directed a mere action flick?
Pfaugh! Next you'll be telling me that Satyajit Ray directed a
singing and dancing version of "Star Wars" with the Three Stooges,
only they're midgets with superpowers, and I'm sorry but I just
DON'T BELIEVE YOU.
Check out the IMDB page. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299977/
Um, that link doesn't go to a movie directed by Satyajat Ray. It's
some foreign thing called "Ying Xion". Did you mistype the U.R.L.?
The U.R.L was for the IMDB page for "Hero," The Chinese title of which
is "Ying Xiong." That was to prove that Tarantino did not direct
"Hero!" I was ignoring your bit about Ray entirely.
Is your lack of a sense of humour genetic?

Just wondering.

John Harkness
Hecubus
2004-09-06 01:12:04 UTC
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Post by John Harkness
Post by Hecubus
Post by Ben Heaton
Post by Hecubus
Post by J.D.F. Stone
Now, that I really doubt. Zhang Yimou is the director of
"classic"
Post by John Harkness
Post by Hecubus
Post by Ben Heaton
Post by Hecubus
Post by J.D.F. Stone
"art" films of "world cinema" such as "Raise the Red Sorghum" and
"Ju Dou Goes to Court", and now you're telling me that he's the
next Quentin Tarantino?! That he directed a mere action flick?
Pfaugh! Next you'll be telling me that Satyajit Ray directed a
singing and dancing version of "Star Wars" with the Three
Stooges,
Post by John Harkness
Post by Hecubus
Post by Ben Heaton
Post by Hecubus
Post by J.D.F. Stone
only they're midgets with superpowers, and I'm sorry but I just
DON'T BELIEVE YOU.
Check out the IMDB page. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299977/
Um, that link doesn't go to a movie directed by Satyajat Ray. It's
some foreign thing called "Ying Xion". Did you mistype the U.R.L.?
The U.R.L was for the IMDB page for "Hero," The Chinese title of which
is "Ying Xiong." That was to prove that Tarantino did not direct
"Hero!" I was ignoring your bit about Ray entirely.
Is your lack of a sense of humour genetic?
Just wondering.
John Harkness
No, it just stalled out on me temporarily. Must have had some bad clams.
--
Rick

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pete
2004-09-09 16:16:19 UTC
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Post by Jeremy D. Impson
Kick Ass!!!
I'm so blown away by how well Quentin Tarentino (director, and I think
co-writer) captured the spirit of the Chinese epic movie story. The
colors and the music are incredible and so historical!
He even goes to the incredible expense of having everyone memorize
their lines in Chinese, then he went back and captioned it in English,
just so it would have that
authentic Chinese movie feel! But he did update it for modern times,
though, particularly in the fight scenes, which took a page from The
Matrix and had all sort of CGI acrobatics. And they must have used
some serious make-up (maybe with some CGI assistance)
because you hardly recongize Jackie Chan as the Hero.
That's what I was thinking.

BTW, the hero's name in history was Ching Ko,
and he was killed by the Emperor himself in a breif fight.
--
pete
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2004-09-10 02:01:04 UTC
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Fuck all this imported chopsuey ,karate kicking .motherfucking bullshit.
I have no use for this type shit. I do enjoy asian pussy however.
More asian pussy on film,Even I will get behind that.My fiance is
asian,and the stereotype about ,how asian women love to eat cum ,is for
real.

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