For my 59th movie of the year, I saw Zhang Yimou's Hero . Sort of like his attempt to ride the wuxia picture train after Ang Lee's success with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero has a pretty amazing cast, Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, and the Hidden Dragon herself, Zhang Ziyi. Like most wuxia films, the story is pretty lame, but the art direction is really sumptuous and beautiful.