I have major issues with writers who want to reduce The Last Samurai to a white messiah tale.
Mike C

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.

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