“Ben Meyers of Ben Meyers International Movie Critics closely predicts audience likes and dislikes a

“Ben Meyers of Ben Meyers International Movie Critics closely predicts audience likes and dislikes a
2X Gold Medal Winner for Top 1 to 2% Performance 2X Silver Medal Winner for Longevity in Field

EMPEROR (Theatrical Release USA 2013)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Emperor—Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox film—gives good insight into the severity of military punishment toward the leader of the nation that loses in a war. This is a great war story that examines a small vignette of Japanese history as the Emperor of Japan is tried by American military court. The script does not do proper justice to this historical event. The irony of juxtaposing a high military American leader’s romance with a Japanese girl while being involved with the Emperor’s sentence to death seems oddly positioned and complicated without explanation. The story as put together from script to screen needs a rewrite.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A General looks for a sweetheart in Japan and simultaneously becomes involved in the determination of whether the Japanese Emperor of Japan needs to be hung for war crimes.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Peter Webber for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff, Yôko Narahashi, and Eugene Nomura for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox), General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones), Aya Shimada (Eriko Hatsune), General Kajima (Toshiyuki Nishida), Takahashi (Masayoshi Haneda), Mitsuko Kajima (Kaori Momoi), General Richter (Colin Moy), Prince Konoe (Masatoshi Nakamura), Koichi Kido (Masatô Ibu), Teizaburo Sekiya (Isao Natsuyagi), Emperor Hirohito (Takataro Kataoka), Lieutenant Colonel Rogers (Aaron Jackson), Lieutenant Red (Nic Sampson), Hideki Tojo (Shôhei Hino), and CIC Commander (Will Wallace). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It is a good movie watch for the history of what happened to the Japanese after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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