Five Thoughts About The Last Samurai: 3

Fans of Liquid Swords by the GZA/Genius will thrill at the moment when the Emporor sends his ninja spies to the Samurai village to kill everybody. Unfortunately fans of decent martial arts movies will note that, once the initial shock of the attack has past, how poorly handled the fight is. Obviously there is no realism involved, and the combat is all leaned to highlight the prowess and all round heroism of one Mr T.Cruise, but any Ninja spies worth their salt, given a mission to assasinate an entire village is much more likely to do it when they are asleep.