crap I didn’t know there were a bunch of other comments when I wrote mine. I had the same sentiment. Calling this movie a bad movie is absurd. It’s a gorgeous movie, with Zwick and Cruise at their best, and some of Japan’s top actors and performances. I’m liberal/progressive but you got to keep the safety on your social justice pistol long enough to recognize that this is a good movie and not what you thought the movie poster told you this was.