Sunday, May 4, 2014
This is coolbert:
The movie being reviewed is "Emperor (2012)"
"As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S."
"A story of love and understanding set amidst the tensions and uncertainties of the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. On the staff of General Douglas MacArthur (Jones), the de facto ruler of Japan as Supreme Commander of the occupying forces, a leading Japanese expert, General Bonner Fellers is charged with reaching a decision of historical importance: should Emperor Hirohito be tried and hanged as a war criminal?"
"The compelling and meditative film Emperor depicts with fidelity Bonner Fellers' character and the complexities of finding the path toward justice and peace."
"As Emperor states, it is 'inspired by true events.' Many aspects are historically accurate, but it is a creative narrative, not a documentary of Bonner Fellers' personal or professional life."
I rate this movie as good but nothing more than that.
"Historically accurate" it seems without question. There was a Japanese exchange student romantic relationship [Aya] and Fellers HAD made a number of trips to Japan PRIOR to 7 December.
Fellers given ONLY TEN DAYS TO AMASS THE EVIDENCE FOR OR AGAINST HIROHITO, THAT RUSH TO JUDGMENT YEA OR NAY QUITE EXPEDITED TO SAY THE LEAST.
ONLY those events of the war as transpiring IN THE AFTERMATH OF 7 DECEMBER TO BE CONSIDERED!
Aggressive war as waged against the Chinese prior to 7 December AND THE WIDESPREAD USE OF CHEMICAL POISON GAS BY THE JAPANESE NOT A CONSIDERATION!
The Japanese having used on over a thousand occasions poison gas against the Chinese, THE RELEASE OF SUCH WEAPONRY ONLY GIVEN ON THE COMMAND OF HIROHITO HIMSELF! So it is alleged.
Political considerations in the aftermath of the war foremost on the minds of Mac Arthur and Fellers both!