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i know this is off topic but do you notice that in like all the samurai movies out there the samurai never wear armor why is that? (Post unsigned)

No I haven't noticed that, because it isn't true.-- 02:45, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

I am agree that they do wear armor like in The Last Samurai ~ o X Connor X o

The actors are most probably whiny little bitches who complain about it being uncomfortable(?), sweaty and heavy. Gabriel Cortez 08:27, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

The samurai movies you're watching, OP, likely take place in later eras of Japanese history, where samurai did not wear armor either due to the advent of guns or due to the lack of large scale conflict. Either that, or you're watching a movie purely about ronin, samurai who no longer server a lord, or just people who aren't samurai, neither of whom have the funds, the servants, or the skills of their own to maintain armor. As with the armor of Medieval Europe, full body armor took a great deal of time to put on, even with help. Even though Samurai armor was typically lighter and had more freedom of movement in the joints, nobody just walked around in it normally. --DGoose 20:35, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

i don't consider the last samurai to be a samurai movie becaues it was in english and tom cruise was in it

And? It was called The Last Samurai because the other main character Katsumoto, is a true samurai, and he dies at the end as the last samurai to exist before Japan completely modernized. Tom Cruise's character Algren just learns the skills of the samurai and helps them fight their enemies, and in doing so comes to terms with his inner demons. Nobody ever said he was the last samurai. --DGoose 21:15, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

how can you like that movie it sucked whyed they even let tom cruise live it was stupid (unsigned)

I think Tom is a proficient actor, if a crazy person in real life. The movie overall was awesome. I would have preferred Algren dying, myself, but oh well. -- 06:04, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Samurai wore armor in Throne of Blood, Kagemusha, and Ran. If three Kurosawa movies aren't proof enough, then nothing is.-- 03:17, 8 August 2009 (UTC)