Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) is 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 Westernized 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.

Below are two trailers for the film "The Last Samurai".

To your right is the parent permission slip for this film. It is due on Feb. 17. For another copy of this form, click on the icon and print.

After we saw the film, I asked everyone to rate the film and summarize what you see. Click on the sheet to the right to open and print a a copy. Be sure you highlight the words you use in your text.