Ken Watanabe responds to 'white savior' criticism of Tom Cruise role in 'The Last Samurai'
“The Last Samurai” follows the exploits of an American military officer, played by Tom Cruise, hired to train the Japanese Army in modern warfare, which brings him into direct contact with their samurai leader, Katsumoto, played by Watanabe. When the film first released in theaters, it was met with criticism for allegedly portraying the film’s lead character, played by Tom Cruise, as a “white savior” rescuing non-white characters from a position of superiority.news.yahoo.com
'Godzilla vs. Kong'; A heavyweight bout with a light touch
Two years ago, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” sounded alarms about climate change. But don’t fret about finding a message amid the mayhem as the towering radioactive lizard clashes with that instantly-recognizable giant ape in "Godzilla vs. Kong," debuting Wednesday. "It’s about two big guys bashing each other around," laughed actor Rebecca Hall, who plays a researcher studying King Kong. No matter the scene, the actors always knew who was filling the top spots on call sheets during production — Godzilla and King Kong. And his take on it was, well, if you’re going to go big, go really big.