1. Hero could be considered an art movie because it was wasn't just a story, it was based on the history of China or on the fictional history of China and the Emperor that built the Great Wall. It was like a fictional story based around an Emperor that was thought to be a tyrant but told in different points of view and different characters opinions. There was a lot of fight scenes that I think were there to cater to more viewers but they were made artistic in a martial arts way. A way that all the characters lived by their swords and learned things by them.
2. The director made this movie for an average viewer by: Adding more fight scenes and action so the average person wouldn't get bored watching it, exaggerating the fight scenes to make it more interesting and compelling. The movie was fictional but somewhat historically accurate with the emperor so i could see how it would be interesting to the average viewer because everybody likes fictional films.
3. I liked the movie because of the story. The story was really interesting because it was in China a long time ago when they were broken apart. the fight scenes were cool and added a martial arts theme of course that kept it interesting. It implemented some history as well that made you think if it was really like that.
4. Zhang Yimou always colour coded flashbacks to make them seem old and to kind of let you know that it already happened like in the Library. He enhanced the colour in any outside scene with trees and wildlife to make it seem more surreal, beautiful and emphasize how peaceful China used to be.