Thursday, May 5, 2016

47 Ronin (2013)

Director: Carl Rinsch

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order.

This is an amazingly beautiful movie to watch. The costume detail was there in every stitch and fold. Each piece looked flawless. Even the hair and makeup was precise and lovely. The few creatures that were created for the movie looked like something from one of the Final Fantasy games. It was really cool. This was defiantly a visual movie. Those are the best comments for me to make about the movie.

The movie was slow and boring. Even though it looked great, that just did not matter. There are too many movies out there that look great to watch, but there are bad movies. This was just one of them. The acting is pretty bad. Am I the only one that realizes that Keanu Reeves acts the same in almost every movie that he is in. It is like they write a movie around his acting.

This is not a movie that I would want to watch again. It was not even really worth watching one time, not even thinking about watching it twice. If you must watch, well....I warned you. I watch it, so you don't have to.

47 Ronin (2013) Trailer

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