Watched Hero DVD.

It's asking too much for realistic action scenes in a martial arts movie, but two scenes, the lake scene and the scene with the leaves struck me as over-the-top. Much more interesting and exciting were the scenes at the chess house and match as well as the whole "red" caligraphy story line. Colour was used effectively to differentiate between story lines (director Zhang Yimou has always used colour to his advantage in his movies), and the scenery was absolutely beautiful.