表面上看，电影《最后的武士》比历史事实更具有自由性。这部电影是模糊的基于Saigo Takamori谁是领导的武士叛乱1877反对明治政府的生活。汤姆克鲁斯扮演Nathan Algren的前美国战士是谁的作用，去了日本为了培养现代化的军队。他被武士叛军占领，被带到一个偏远的武士村。在那里他遇到叛军武士的领袖，Katsumoto，由Watanbe Ken扮演，谁是领导对日本腐败官员的叛乱。然而在狱中，应发展增值的武士文化，他也决定加入胜本在他的战斗是一个英勇的战斗却注定他们作战的现代日本军队。即使是日本历史上的临时学生，电影也使用了虚构的角色，战争和事件，因为这部电影似乎是不可信的。虽然这部电影在美国受到了复杂的反应，但日本观众的反应主要是积极的。电影于十二月6日在日本开幕，2003。它获得了高票房回报，也得到了评论家的好评。就这样，最后一个武士成功地从日本观众那里引出了强烈的情感，尽管有一些历史骗子，电影也展示了美国霸权的潜在意识形态。
While on the surface, it appears that the film ‘The Last Samurai’ had taken liberties than historical facts. This movie was vaguely based on the life of Saigo Takamori who was the leader of the samurai rebellion in 1877 against the Meiji government. Tom Cruise had played the role of Nathan Algren who was a former US soldier and had gone to Japan in order to train a modern army. He is captured by the samurai rebels and is taken to a remote samurai village. There he meets the rebel samurai leader, Katsumoto, played by Watanbe Ken, who is leading a rebellion against the corrupt officials of Japan. However during his captivity, Algren develops appreciation for the samurai culture and he also decides to join Katsumoto in his fight that was a valient but doomed battle as they were fighting the modern Japanese army. Or even the casual students of Japanese history, the movie had used fictional characters, wars and events due to which the movie may seem to be implausible. While the movie received a mixed reaction in America, the reaction from the Japanese audience was mainly positive. The movie opened in Japan on 6 December, 2003. It received high box office returns and also got favorable reviews from the critics. In this way, The Last Samurai succeeded in eliciting strong emotions from the audience in Japan although it had some historical liars and also the movie showed the latent ideology of American supremacy.
The Last Samurai can also be described as an allegory regarding American influence. The movie tabbed into the increasing anti-American sentiment that was exacerbated by what is considered by many in Japan as American bullying. The audience in Japan considered it as an American film and as a result, there feelings regarding the United States came to surface in their reviews regarding the movie. However it will be a mistake if the movie is considered only as a Hollywood product because it was a multinational collaboration. But despite being a film of multinational nature, the audience in Japan identified the theme of the movie with the United States (Huston, 2013).