So, I finally saw The Last Samurai

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  1. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    And it makes me want to be Japanese :hs:

    Jesus fuck, what an incredible movie.

    It's kinda funny. During the final battle, I was thinking to myself how much it was setup and looked like the battle of Antietam in Glory. Then during the end credits, I saw Edward Zwick directed it and I was like no wonder. :uh:

    But yeah, wow. This is easily the best movie Tom Cruise has ever done. Hands down.

    In any case, I have a question. What were the rebels/Samurai and the regular Japanese army fighting each other over? Was it because the rebels didn't want to become Westernized? Or did the Emperor want to do away with the Samurai...and if so, why? Or am I completely off?

    Anyway, goddamn. I'm off to buy a kimono.
     
  2. schuke

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    SAKE!!!!!!!!!!! :beer:
     
  3. Simple

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    it was a great movie. but my mom bitched about it because it glamourizes samurai
     
  4. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    Forgive me for not knowing much about them, but why is that bad? How were they any different than our modern special forces soldiers, aside from the fact that they were extremely disciplined and deeply rooted in religion and tradition?

    I mean, I'm sure they murdered lots of people, but...so did the peoples that fought against them
     
  5. Simple

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    my mom holds the grudge against them slaughtering the chinese (we're chinese)

    and that while they were honorable they were still "savage"
     
  6. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    The dude that played Katsumodo was fucking awesome. Better than Tom Cruise.
     
  7. vudoodoodoo

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    War. Same shit would've happened of the Chinese were to kick Japanese ass.
     
  8. GhostZ

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    I'm going to see it for the first time today :big grin:
     
  9. vudoodoodoo

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    Samurai armor look so :cool:
     
  10. vudoodoodoo

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    That guy is almost like Legolas w/ the bow and arrows. :hs:
     
  11. vudoodoodoo

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    Pics?! :naughty:
     
  12. Homan

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    haha...
     
  13. waylander

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    I have been wanting to check it out. I am big into Asian culture, and martial arts. Just haven't been to the theatre lately.
     
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    Homan Unconquerable OT Supporter

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    funny how tom cruise hollywood movie make people interested in asian culture :o
     
  15. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    Actually, what's funny is, my family already has one. It's sort of a formal/fancy one, that my grandfather got in Japan on his R&R visits during his duty in the Korean War.

    He also got a really cool set of chopsticks with flecks of abalone in them, and a pair of clogs.
     
  16. Urinal Mint

    Urinal Mint bourbon afficionado

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    [stereotype]

    You'd dig being Japanese until you looked down at your dick

    [/stereotype]
     
  17. Acesn8s

    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    The Samurai didn't want Japan to be Westernized and they didn't want to have their power/influence removed, which was what was going to happen.
     
  18. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    Actually, I used to be into Japanese culture when I was little. I used to have this little ninja outfit, complete with plastic nunchakus, shurikens, sai, and one of those scythe looking weapons. Cool stuff :big grin:

    I remember drawing Samurai warriors in armor as a kid, and stuff like that. I remember being fairly fascinated with them.

    I didn't think about it since then till this movie came out
     
  19. tolomei

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    They also raped lots of women.
     
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    Movie was :cool: until the last 10 minutes when it went Hollywood.
     
  21. Urinal Mint

    Urinal Mint bourbon afficionado

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    So that car chase scene and the golden Desert Eagles kinda killed it, eh?

     
  22. vudoodoodoo

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    God bless the Japanese. :o
     
  23. vudoodoodoo

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    If it didn't happen, we wouldn't have all the cool video games we have today. :o
     
  24. vudoodoodoo

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    White man killed me and stole my woman!
     
  25. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    raping teh wemins is teh fun :slap:
     

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