Authored by Leandro Delgado
I logged onto and upgraded our television package. I was flipping through the channels and came across a movie that caught my eye. It had just started, so I started watching it. It was called “the Last Emperor”. It won an Oscar when it came out in the nineties. After watching it, I know why it won an Oscar. It was won of my top ten favorite movies. The movie is based on the story of China’s last dragon emperor who was born at the turn of the last century. He ended up being a dummy emperor. There were a lot of changes going on in China at the time when he took throne as a child at the age of three. By the time that he reached sixteen, he realized that he was confined to the Forbidden City and was not the actual ruler of China, China had become a Republic. It chronicles the emperor’s life from a young child to an old man. As a young man, he is driven from the Forbidden City. He makes some bad decisions and gets involved with the Japanese, which ultimately leads to a decade long prison sentence. He gets out when he is an old man. It is a great movie.