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Originally posted by Rothko:
The Last Samurai

I've seen it before, but never focused on the fact that the "good" samurai engage in such horrible tactics in the final battle. It's like watching Pickett's charge in Gettysburg (where at least they tried to explain why they were doing a frontal charge).

They had Tom Cruise as their "modern warfare" advisor, who was aware that the "bad guys" had cannon and Gatling guns, yet decided to just mount up and ride straight at the enemy lines.


When I saw the film, I thought immediately that the Cruise character was a victim of the Stockholm syndrome, but they never played this up nor have I seen it mentioned.
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