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    Default Tommy Lee Jones And Matthew Fox Try To Forcefully Liberate Japan In The First Trailer For The Emperor

    Patrick Dane writes for Bleeding Cool.

    Coming off of his Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Lincoln, Tommy Lee Jones is General Douglas MacArthur in this trailer for The Emperor. The film is bydirector Peter Webber, probably most known for Hannibal Rising and The Girl With the Pear Earring.

    This film tackles the American occupation of Japanjustafter World War II. Here's theofficialblurb.
    As General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture, General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor(Eriko Hatsune), worshipped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?
    Interesting subject matter from a time period that people often forget about but thanks to the inclusion of Jones, if you wants some inappropriate fun you could always pretend this is set in the Marvel movieverse, setting up asoberingsequel toCaptain America.

    Here is the new trailer:



    And here's a clip that debuted a while back:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUNF9ciI_I0[/youtube]

    I can't say that I'm totally sold on this one. It's an incredibly interesting topic, but this trailer makes it seem like the film will be full of characters talking at me about what an incredibly interesting topic it is.

    Many a good concept has been squandered by doing just that.

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    Looks pretty good to me. Jones is much too warm and cuddly to be playing MacArthur though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackmurphy1969 View Post
    Looks pretty good to me. Jones is much too warm and cuddly to be playing MacArthur though.
    Yeah while I think Jones is a great actor I don't know if he's right for the role

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    Quote Originally Posted by marveldcman View Post
    Yeah while I think Jones is a great actor I don't know if he's right for the role
    Maybe, but this bigger acting-stretch-problem for me lies in this statement: "...an expert in Japanese culture, General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox)"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tariq Leslie View Post
    Maybe, but this bigger acting-stretch-problem for me lies in this statement: "...an expert in Japanese culture, General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox)"
    Yeah not the best choice of words there

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