The Last Samurai Reviews
A historically inaccurate representation of a conflicted american soldier looking for meaning in life caught in the middle of the Meiji Restoration.
Keeping in mind that this is by no means a history lesson, this movie shows only the best qualities of Samurai of the 1800's and their desire to preserve the dignity of their country and honor of their people when faced by globalism. The scenery and SOUNDTRACK are beautiful, and Tom Cruise delivers a fantastic performance as a humble warrior. An extremely colorful movie that will make you feel!
Suggestions for alternative movie titles: "Dances with Samurai".
The way of the samurai isn't one of merciless killing and chaotic debauchery. It is one that teaches us patience, teaches us what's right and what's wrong, and most of all, teaches us how to really kick someones ass, with style.
The battle sequences were amazing really showing what fighting is really about - just another art form. I became so angered when they brought out the big guns that I really saw the message that the director was putting out there. He was stating that the evil and greedy and cruel are not people who believe in fairness or justice. They will stop at nothing until they fulfill their plagued urge of theirs.
Overall, amazing movie with very important themes and messages all mixed together into one great and epic Samurai movie. Deserves a re-watch.
It's also one of the best movies I've ever seen.