This week I watched the film Hero. It originally came out in 2002 and was a Chinese box office smash. Very well scored by the critics. I however could enjoy the cinematography but the story did not engage me enough. I was a little bit untouched by the story when I should have been. There were lots of fantastical acrobatics and wobbly swords. I guess there is an aesthetic for these kinds of films that it fits into. I just didn't appreciate this when I watched it. I found it a bit too romantic and would have preferred more realistic action. It is a film telling a very old story though from 220 BC and who knows what the world was really like them. I suspect it was a very different place from that depicted here but who really knows.