The Bad: Ed Zwick’s epic pits the traumatized American soldier Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) against Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe), a samurai-wielding rebel who opposes the rising Western influence on his native land.
Thank Christ he never had to set sights on the Kardashian clan then.
The Good: Captured after an ill-advised early start to a battle, Algren is taken in by Katsumoto who is impressed by the Yanks spirit and teaches him about the samurai’s way of life.
The Lovely: Katsumoto and Algren fight alongside each other as part of a measly samurai outfit against a mammoth imperial army.
The samurai perishes but still posthumously draws the respect of those who fought him.