Wednesday, December 01, 2004

We Can Be Heroes

Here's a superlative review of the movie Hero by TNR's Chris Orr succintly describes the gaping moral problem with the stupendously beautiful movie's apparent penultimate theme: "the powerless should lay themselves down so that the powerful may inherit the earth." And that pretty much sums up my essential problem with true pacificism, too--much as I might sympathize with its adherants. Orr concurs that the film's theme may have been contrived to survive China's censors, but I agree that this possibility will be lost of most of the flick's intended audience.

Hero was just released on DVD.

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