Yup. I am so predictable.
I finally watched Red Cliff 2, all these years after I watched RC1. I have no idea why it took me this long because I really enjoyed part 1 (I've heard it's really not accurate but one of the benefits of being not too familiar with that particular part of history is that I don't notice that. Though tbh, I a the opposite of historical purist when it comes to fiction).
Anyway, all my fangirling of Three Kingdoms plus a desire to watch something where men settled things by killing everything in 100mi radius instead of talking and scheming through concubines led me to dig this out. Mmmmm, love. Zhou Yu is probably my favorite character in this (I mean, it's Tony Leung! Except this might have wrecked me for whoever plays him in 3K because nobody can compare), with Takeshi Kaneshiro's Zhuge Liang coming second. And Zhou Yu's smart and fearless wife Xiao Qiao is third (please tell me she's at least 1/3 as awesome in 3K). Sadly, whoever portrayed Cao Cao, while good, had not a patch on 3K's Chen Jian Bin (who is definitely my crush of the year, decade, century, what have you).
And also, in the middle of all the fighting, ( there was this, i.e. my fave scene in caps )