The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai featuring Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe exists somewhere between the two extremes of Dances with Wolves and Avatar. It's splendor is somewhat understated as compared with Avatar, while it's far less mundane than Dances with Wolves.

The cast in order of appearance is:

  1. Tom Cruise
  2. Ken Watanabe
  3. Koyuki

This movie is better than most 2003 movies for 3 simple reasons:


They say Japan was made by a sword. They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Japan. I say, Japan was made by a handful of brave men. Warriors, willing to give their lives for what seems to have become a forgotten word: honor.

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