I haven't seen it yet but do want too but having read the facts of what happened historically and watching the trailer I can't help but question why they've added all the other shit to it, it's a pretty awesome story as it is. Then there the question of KR's character, why have they made a Westerner one of, if not the, lead character? From my perspective saying he's a half caste doesn't really make it any more stomachable. It'd be like making Will Smith or Jackie Chan Joan of Arcs right hand man, oh it's possible that there was a Moor or a Asian somewhere within France at the time but it's highly unlikely that they would rise to such a position. I know they aren't claiming it's exactly as it happened and I'm not trying rag on the film, it may well be very enjoyable I just have questions why've they put a perfectly awesome story on crack and turned what could have been a awesome historical epic in the vein of Gladiator or Braveheart into a Fantasy romp that is bombing horribly at the box office (and I really do mean horribly - expected 20 million take, last time I checked, from a 150 million budget, 130 million dollar lost). I can only imagine that the deviation away from the story and the added sugar has something to do with it, especially in Japan.