Hero

Revealing mistake: In the final fight scene in the desert between Broken Sword and Flying Snow, when the camera cuts to the wide shots of them standing there, looking at each other, you can see tire tracks in the sand. (01:24:30)

Continuity mistake: In the third rendition of the story of what happened at Zhao, Nameless shows that his attack could have immense precision by throwing all the additional sticks in the air along with the white one. Not only does the white stick change trajectory during the scene changes, but at the end the additional sticks all seem to fly in from a barrel just out of sight instead of falling all around Nameless' sword.

Visible crew/equipment: When Broken Sword and Flying Snow are walking in the desert to the place they want to hurt themselves, the shadow of the crew is visible on Flying Snow.

Dr Wilson
More mistakes in Hero

Trivia: In the flashbacks, the characters' costumes go from red (imagination) to blue (perceived reality) to white (truth). In the final flashback, the costumes are green (enlightenment/peace).

Xofer

Trivia: This is the most expensive film ever produced in China.

Flying Snow: How swift thy sword.

Nameless: Great calligraphy.
Broken Sword: Great swordsmanship.
Nameless: You didn't see my swordsmanship.
Broken Sword: Without it, I couldn't have written this calligraphy.

Flying Snow: Since you wish to die, I will assist you.

More quotes from Hero

Question: Is the plot to this film about Nameless wanting to assassinate the king, or about the love between Flying Snow and Broken Sword?

Answer: It's mostly about Nameless' assassination attempt, but there is a subplot in the different flashbacks developing the relationship between Snow and Sword. Not much of an arc to that one, though.

Phoenix

Question: Was this film based on an true story, or was it fiction based on the true warring states as the backdrop?

Answer: It was a fiction based on the true historical period as backdrop, althought it sorted of resembled a true event that the deserter general of Qin gave his head to an assassin as a pass to get close to the Emperor, who was then still a king of a state among the warring states.

Question: In the final fight between Flying Snow and Broken Sword, how did they get their weapons back? Weren't their swords still in the palace?

Answer: Those were two different swords they had at the end. You can tell because when Broken Sword's weapon hits the sand when he drops it, you can clearly see the tapered point, not a broken edge.

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