Excerpt: Tommy Lee Jones is perfectly cast as MacArthur but the story line of this film is very weak and does not justify such a casting. The fictional love story is ridiculous in both fact and in the way it simply does not work in the plot. Filmed near Auckland in New Zealand the picture and sound are excellent so it is even more a pity the story is so poor. Rent at best.
Summary: I knew that Tommy Lee Jones as MacArthur was probably the worst miscasting since the invention of the motion picture. But I hoped for a miracle, that somehow that old dogfaced Texan could transform himself into the patrician MacArthur. He couldn't. It was simply awful. But bad as that was, and it was really bad, it wasn't as bad as the script.
Summary: Based around a dark time in both Japanese and American history, Emperor is a subtle and beautiful story of a return to normalcy and the empathy that can come from anyone, even one of your worst enemies. Emperor follows General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) a man who lived in Japan prior to the war and is given the decision of whether or not the Emperor of Japan should be tried fro war crimes, a decision he is to make under the close inspection of General Douglas MacArthur...
Excerpt: Started out well with slight humor when the Emperor was still a kid then somewhat fizzles towards the end. The plot revolves around the Puyi (John Lone), the last emperor of China. The direction was meticulous and detailed while the extras/wardrobe was extravagant. Locations were authentic and grandiose. The soundtrack/score brought life to the picture.
Excerpt: Emperor (2013) World War II has ended, and General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) has landed on Japan soil. Emperor Hirohito may now be charged as a war criminal. MacArthur has picked General Fellers (Matthew Fox) to investigate and decide if the Emperor is to be put on trial; a trial that could destroy a country.
Summary: After Japan surrendered in WW2 General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) was sent to help rebuild the country and cement better relations among the two nations that fought each other Along the way he has to find out how involved the Japanese Emperor Hirohito (Takataro Kataoka) has been in the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the actual war.
Summary: The Last Emperor is a truly larger than life film telling us about a life of a human, but not just any human, the Emperor himself. He's also not your normal emperor, he's the Last Emperor of China, his name is Pu Yi. He lives his life however he wants to and he sort has a larger than life persona. In just his late 20s, he stood at the throne ruling over one of the largest nations on Earth, with the most people on Earth.
Excerpt: I first watched this film when I was 10, alone in theater, clueless about what was happening with the plot nor understand about the story. But I watched it for 3 hours until the end. I could feel then that "This is a great film" after all. I watched it simply because it was fascinating to see the little emperor, running around, wandering about all the people that were 'kow-tow-ing' him.