I saw “Curse of the Golden Flower” when it was first released throughout the U.S in 2006. Like all big boned dramas that maybe had one or two big fight scenes, it was marketed as an epic martial arts feature. I left the theater acknowledging it as a good movie, but I wish it had more fist fights and sword battles. Now that I've gotten over the bad advertising, I can watch “Curse of the Golden Flower” without any petty hangups. I can watch it as a tragedy, filled with color, intrigue, drama and even some epic combat. As such, I thought it was SUPERB!