Finally got a chance to catch this and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. I had no expectations for this movie knowing only that it would be his last epic film. I think the directing and choreography are great. The shoot is very artistic, dialog flows well and fight scenes are amazing IMO. It was a good film for him to end this portion of his career with. I rate it an 8/10 at the moment. I haven't seen hero so I can't make a comparison. I recomend this flick.