This film shows and tells a tale of how
the old school of thought--truth, honor, and respect--have gone
out the window, only to be replaced by the personal effect of
I was expecting very little from this film
going in, but coming out I said, "Wow! What a movie."
Without going down the line, it has all
the right stuff in the right places.
I expect Oscar nominations in many categories.
A movie worth seeing.
Tom Cruise plays a hired Civil War mercenary
captured by his enemy and forced to learn their savage ways.
Sound familiar? This is pretty much a Dances
with Wolves remake.
The Last Samurai shows
us how honor and destiny can be achieved through discipline,
with the help of beautiful cinematography, a fairly thin script,
and lots of battle scenes.
Entertaining, yet strangely familiar.
The Last Samurai
is a powerful mix of heroic battle and human interest. Much of
its power and passion comes from the storytelling tradition of
the underdog achieving glory.
The movie, in many ways, is about the clash
between the old ways of the Samurai swordsman and the new ways
of the trained, gun-toting troops.
This takes place during the 19th century