I was expecting great things from this film, afterall directed by the same director who did, 'Hero' and 'Flying daggers' but boy was I mistaken.
Firstly the positives, yes beautifuly made, use of colour and sound amazing, acting good as usual. If you like long flowing wide shots you will love this.
Negatives, if your expecting marital arts fighting from the start you will be disappointed, infact no fighting until the last part of the film. When it comes, good but seen lot better from the previous films mentioned.
Now the storyline, very thin indeed, infact you could almost miss it, it's that thin.
By sitting through this you will be screaming out for action and it does deliver some of that but you have to wait a long time to get it.
If you want action, action, action, watch this when it comes on TV don't bother buying it.
3 stars for the postives I'm mentioned, ok film but don't expect the impact the directors previous films had on you.