Movie Preview: Tommy Lee Jones is MacArthur in “Emperor”

Matthew Fox is the aide tasked with finding out to what degree Japan’s Emperor Hirohito was an active participant/knowing dupe in Japan’s war of aggression in the Pacific. Rape of Nanjing, attack on Pearl Harbor, savage treatment of POWs, civilians enslaved.

What did he know and when did he know it?

Tommy Lee Jones brings authority and ego, but none of the patrician majesty Big Mac had. But Gregory Peck’s MacArthur was a humorless stiff (more the script than Peck, I thought).

“Emperor” is a Roadside Attractions release.

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