The main character is both brave and bold. He also shows perseverance in many instances. However, a few of the messages is that an honorable way out of life is suicide and that the best solution for a problem is killing someone. As we see in the alley scene, the main character also doesn't allow mercy.
One of the best movie's I've ever seen! Excellent morals. Like most epic films, there's plenty of blood-spraying action, but not really worse than Call of Duty. Only thing, is that young teens and kids wouldn't fully understand the reasoning and true message behind the characters' actions.
The Last Samurai contained everything I love about Japan. Most importanly, honor. From the hari-kiri (suicide) to the refusal to backdown against a staggering army, the movie depicts the last honorable military profession: the samurai.