Dude get over yourself. The Japanese in the film were shown in quite an honest portrayal. Its not like the Asian movies that make white people look like meatheads. Or the Chinese and Japanese films that make fun of one another. The whole point of the white guy was, hmmmm, its an american film and the filmaker wanted to show japanese culture from an outsiders view sow we could learn with him. The ending was the only part I disliked. I wished they would have had him gunned to death and bam its over. Now thats the way of the samurai!
When I first saw the film I 100% agreed with that. Every singe word above could’ve been written by me.
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There was I time I was thinking like that, but in the meantime I can now understand why the current ending is important and better than anything else: You see, in the end Tom Cruise’s character wasn’t a Samurai. He just learned a little about the way of the Samurai, he was accepted and he accepted them. The honor of dying a crucial death on the battlegrounds wasn’t for him, because just having a death-wish is not enough, what he truly sought was just peace and in the end he kinda achieved it by different means altogether. It was for Katsumoto, the true Samurai, who got the honourable death he’ always desired. The last Samurai isn’t Tom Cruise, but Ken Watanabe!
Good point. I always hated the title because people always think it refers to Tom.
And no, I don’t think it’s an insult to Japanese cinema. It’s clearly a big Hollywood film, and I wouldn’t compare it to Japanese cinema in any way.