In his career as a Hollywood action figure, Tom Cruise has been dressed in some pretty hip outfits -- a macho fighter pilot's sleek leather jacket, a NASCAR driver's logo-speckled fire suit, assorted silken Armani sports jackets, even black cape and fangs. So it's a bit unsettling to see the Cruiser stuffed inside an oversize, scaly red leather carapace of samurai armor. Seated unsteadily upon his snorting horse, this bulbous form looks less like a noble warrior about to slash his way to honor and glory in a climactic battle than a boiled lobster, or a huge mutant beetle with a disconcerting human head, just now liberated from some old atomic-monster flick. Not since the costume department got up poor John Wayne... More >>>
Armored hot dog: Tom Cruise slashes his way into the hearts of the Japanese in The Last Samurai.