THE LAST SAMURAI is one of those movies that reminded us all that Tom Cruise is far more than just a pretty face. The first such Tom Cruise film was Born on the 4th of July.
The film is set in Japan during the 1870s, The Last Samurai tells the story of Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a respected American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. As the Emperor attempts to eradicate the ancient Imperial Samurai warriors in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly government policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his own sense of honor to guide him.
I have never visited Japan, but the culture is very interesting to me. One of my favorite hobbies is ORIGAMI and I live near THE MORIKAMI JAPANESE MUSEUM & GARDENS in Delray Beach , Florida.
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