I lasted about forty minutes into this film.
John Woo introduced it (but wasn't having a Q&A after) very sweetly but essentially this is a film about big (really really big - if you are so inclined insert swear word here) armies fighting bloody but noble war.
Described by another subscriber departing as I did...a Boy's own adventure. It lacked the majesty of Hero.
For those who love the films of John Woo unfortunately I am not one.