This first trailer for EMPEROR has some good ol' fashioned American swagger

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I really like Matthew Fox (no homo). Out of the entire cast of Lost, I was most certain that he and Josh Holloway would go on to have very successful Hollywood leading man careers. Holloway may have had a great little role in the last Mission Impossible, but he is now break dancing with Chris Brown or something, so yeah, and Matthew Fox’s last onscreen appearance was as the world’s looniest anorexic fighting a man best known for dressing up like a cranky, old black lady.

I still have hope though that Fox can live up to his potential, and Emperor seems like just the thing to do it.

A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, the March 8 release tells the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan. Emperor brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?

Firstly, now that’s a pipe! Secondly, Tommy Lee Jones just seems born to play military men, and by the looks of it, Matthew Fox does to. Thirdly, DID YOU SEE THAT DUDE’S PIPE?! (no homo)

Last Updated: January 18, 2013

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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