The Last Emperor (1987) (mini-review++)

the-last-emperor-e1556137091216-1155x582(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 9

directing 9

effects 10

editing 8

writing 8


4.4 out of 5 🐙


It’s an incredible story. The cinematography is astounding. They really should re-release it every year in theaters. No small screen can do it any justice. The acting performances are just as epic. The ending and the beginning are so far apart as to not even belong in the same universe. It’s such a magnificent broadside against the wanting artifice of staus and class. It’s a remarkable tale about a person born extraordinary and his historic transformation.







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)