I’ve seen the trailer to this, know a bit about the history. And as always, I’m intrigued by the idea of Tommy Lee Jones tackling a larger than life figure from history. I re-watched “Cobb,” the other day. He was better than the script and movie around him, there. Here, he’s the General who oversaw the occupation of Japan, deciding whether or not the plainly complicit Emperor Hirohito should be arrested and tried for war crimes after WWII. High-handed, smart, bullying and vain, not every trait we attach to TLJ matches MacArthur. But a few do. “Emperor” opens March 8.
(Roger Moore’s review of “Emperor” is here.)
(Roger Moore’s interview with Tommy Lee Jones about “Emperor” is here.)