I saw the movie Hero today. Wow.
That movie is beautiful. The use of color is amazing in the telling of the story and the premise is fantastic. The story is touching and the work is beautiful. It is, in my opinion as good or better than Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The nature of truth is explored and illustrated in a way that you don't expect. There were several times where I felt the movie was nearly over and thought to myself... that was so fast, and yet the story kept unfolding taking twists and turns that I didn't think to try to predict.
Wow. Go see it.