It is possible to have too much eye candy. But I'll probably risk the sugar coma and see it again.
What really interested me were the variously-hued versions of the high femme warrior Falling/Flying Snow. From jealous, murderous and unspeakably, shamefully proud in red to resolutely calm and clear-eyed in blue, witchy muse in green, in white the saddest and most tragic... all the while standing in somehow for China's heart.
Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk is possibly more beautiful than Monica Belluci and I did not think such a thing could be. I saw her in "In the Mood for Love" when I was living in Berlin... my German was so bad at the time that I couldn't really follow the dialogue. Which gave me a couple hours to look, undistracted. It isn't entirely pleasurable to see someone that beautiful. I think it hurts.
I hope someone who writes about Femme and film will have a hard look at this movie; maybe someone has already done so and I don't know where to go to read.