well, first of all, i¡d say this movie was better than i thought.i mean, in some Hollywood movies they showed something about japan,and many were horrible.
Well, it seems that many people in the world whos aw this movie think that they have understood more about Bushido, etc. really? i dont think so.
It was more typical Hollywood sentimentalism than real bushido in this movie. yeah,it¡s Tom Cruise movie.
Well, this movie was partly filmed in New zealand,and it didnt really looked like somewhere in Japan.
Also, the scene which Tom Cruise Charactor goes out on the street and attacked by 4 japanese guys with Sword.Tom Cruise fights with 2 swords in both hand and wins.hahaha,,those 4 guys were supporsed to be swrod fighting proffesionals,and fight with 2 swords is totaly different technique than fighting with 1 sword.how can he win?
Also the woman,whos husband was killed, fall in love with Tom Cruise charactor. that was also unbelievable.(but well, it¡s Hollywood movie,so they may wanted to put love story in it to sell it better).
And,Government hires NINJA to attack those Samurais? is that some kind of joke?well, a few japanese Actors in this movie, said in the interview that they talked to Director and prodiucers to explain how to use sword really,or how to wear Kimono,etc etc.and they got answer like "well, in reality maybe it was so, but as Entertainment, we want it.that "
so anyway, i see less reality about samurai and bushido in this movie,but more fiction in Hollywood way.so if you want to know about Bushido or samurai really, there should be prenty of books to know them better than this movie.