There are similar and different aspects of Hero and Apocalypto. First, Hero was set thousands of years ago in china. This film was directed more about visual spectacle than gritty realism and its characters exist in an idealized dream world. It’s a mythological birth of a nation tale. Similar to Apocalypto, set in Maya civilization and used dialogue in a dead language which was another piece of the puzzle in making a completely accurate portrayal of ancient Mayan living.
Moreover, Hero is the beautiful and distinct cinematography. In some ways, Hero has more in common with a great painting than an actual movie and is told and retold with different color schemes: the first version done in blue, the second in red, the third in white (plus a flashback in green). As the colors change, show different possibilities, as each one explores deeper and deeper into the truth and also emphasizes emotional story, such as, red for passion, green for youth, white for truth and pure, blue for love and dignity. Unlike Apocalypto, this film tells in a chronological story that makes it realistic and natural, but at times the movie looks like it was filmed on the fly by struggling documentary crew. Although, Apolcalypto is impassioned, the fact that it falls back on being a chase movie keeps it from really connecting and never achieves the epic scale.
Finally, both films move towards their climaxes at the end. Hero shows that violence is not the answer. And final was unfolded by statements declare that Qin united the middle kingdom under one rule. While Apocalypto gives a question to viewers that what would happen next when new civilized people overrun that region. this story continues by hunting among tribes until colonization.