The Last Samurai
TV2, Astro Ch 102, HyppTV Ch 102, 10.30pm
Take it from a non-Tom Cruise fan: this movie is worth the watch. Cruise is Capt. Nathan Algren, an American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country’s first army in the art of modern warfare. As the government attempts to eradicate the ancient Samurai warrior class in preparation for more Westernised and trade-friendly policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly affected by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds. Grand!