I will be the first to say that I am not a fan of reading my movies, but this one wasn't too bad. The story-line is a fairly confusing one, as the "hero" is speaking to the king recanting how he defeated the king's foes for his majesty. Well, the story quickly makes a huge turn and the recanted story changes (this happens like two more times). The quick story changes left me confused, but only for a little bit. I was still able to follow along and really see what the "moral of the story" was.
way that the swords bent just made me laugh, as did how all the duels ended up with people literally flying or hovering through the air. The scenes' implausibility just made me laugh. My favorite scene was when the Qin army was shooting arrows at the calligraphy school (red colored, in case you were wondering), and Broken Sword was just writing calligraphy as the arrows zoomed past his head. Well, what I liked most about this was his hair. He had this herbal essence thing going on that I envied.
In the end the whole thing was pretty much for nothing, but a sacrifice for the greater good was inevitable for China to be at peace. If you are a fan of foreign films I would recommend this movie. Actually, I would recommend this to everyone, it was just so beautiful that I am able to set aside all the far-fetched things that happen. I'm giving it an "ok" rating.
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"