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The Last Samurai Movie Review Summary

Actors: Lance Henriksen, John Fujioka, John Saxon, Duncan Regehr, Henry Cele, Arabella Holzbog, Lisa Eilbacher

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A Japanese gazillionaire businessman goes to Africa to find the truth about a samurai ancestor. He goes on safari with his apprentice, a borderline psycho Vietnam vet mercenary and his girlfriend, a wealthy Arab and his American wife, and a Vietam vet hunter. They run afoul of African rebels and there is action, mayhem, discussions of honor, personal revelations. An interesting premise with an interesting cast, but flaws and weaknesses in the filmmaking keep it from being very good. There are a couple of good Kendo and Bo staff fighting scenes, though.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   searching for treasure    -   hunted by injuns

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa Jungles?    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   karate chop    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   diced    -   impaled    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs

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