good movie... but my japanese girlfriend thought that it was too "all about tom cruise"
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her complaints were:
The village people liked him too much, to fast(only the sword fighting instructor seemed to have a "real" relationship with him)
Katsumoto shouldn't have spoke english (maybe his son, but if katsumoto was really tied to the old ways, he shouldn't have spoke english quite so well)
Tom shouldn't have rode his horse in the front with the leader
Tom should have died in the battle at the end
If he was the only survivor from the battle, and he didn't commit suicide, the village woman should have been mad. not happy to see him
The government wouldn't have tried to kill katsumoto with crossbows and swords, it would have been with guns.
The assins that tried to kill tom wouldn't have used swords (it was just a scene to show tom looking cool)
Katsumoto didn't seem to care at all about his brother-in-law dieing, but freaked out about his son.
Other than that, I think she liked it.
Personally, I thought I was pretty good, but after she let loose... I think she had some valid points.
oh, on a maya related note... there was one scene, in the final battle, where I think they used some form of MASSIVE. It was right after the samurai launched their ambush and engauged in close fighting... the camera pulls away, and all the fighting was a little off in terms of the lighting. Anyone know if this scene was a FX shot?
"On the other hand... the early worm gets eaten."