Monday, April 6, 2009

The Last Samurai [2003]

Directed by: Edward Zwick
Written by:Edward Zwick,John Logan
Starring: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe,Timothy Spall,

I had heard about “The last Samurai” for a long time; but didn’t get a chance to watch the film, till this weekend.Really a great US-Japanese Flick !!!

The summary of the movie is,
Japan in 1876 – For centuries Japan has been an isolated country, preventing itself away from the world. So it is still an old age, agricultural nation. The new emperor Meiji decides to modernize his country. He opens up Japan to the world, bringing in railways, telegraph, firearms and Western suits.

Not everybody is happy with these changes. A Samurai named Katsumoto revolts against the flaws in the name of modernization. The Emperor hires an American Military Captain – Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) to train his army to fight against Katsumoto.

Algren leads the Emperor's army in a battle against Katsumoto. The small Japan army is defeated; Algren is wounded and captured. He is taken to Katsumoto's village as a prisoner.

During his time in the village, Algren gets impressed with the Samurai and their way of life. Gradually he is converted to their cause. He joins Katsumoto in his battle. In the final battle Katsumoto is defeated and killed, but Algren survives to tell the story.

What I say :<
"The Last Samurai" is a long movie (2.40hrs) and many of my friends who like the movie also admitted that they slept at least once during the movie :-D. But not me.

I liked the movie very much; even watched many scenes for the second time too. No one can deny that, It's an beautiful film, lovingly shot with some extraordinary fight and battle scenes.

If you love periodic -action-drama kind of movie, this is for you...

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