True, "The Last Samuri was a great film, no argument there! But "Hero is a foreign film, and the perspective on life in general is probably different overseas than it is in Hollywood. Like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" "Hero" is beautifully filmed, the scenery is breath-taking, the acting is excellent and most of the fight scenes are quite spectacular. Sure, the flying sequences stretch the imagination, but such theatrics are common among Chinese martial art films. (As laf has pointed out). OK, so it has subtitles, big deal. It was still a great film.