Saw this last night and while it was good, it did seem to suffer from some of the stereotypical Hollywood style parts. Spoiler Charging through cannon fire and that new machine gun, only Katsumoto and Nathan are vaguely alive. Were no other samurai still moving at all? How come the white man survives it all and is allowed to appear before the Emperor?? Wish I could learn to be an expert swordsman and martial artist in just one season. And to covert the wife of someone he killed. Make for interesting discussions at dinner. -- "So how did you two meet?" "Well I stuck a blade through her husbands throat. Quite straight forward after that." Despite that I did enjoy the movie and it made want to go and watch the 7 Samurai again. Not normally a Cruise fan but would recommend this movie for a good evening.