”47 RONIN” the American-financed 2013 fantasy actioner has a lot in stake for the USD 170 million production budget spent.
A worthwhile movie? Let’s check it out.
It depicts a fictional parable of the 47 Ronin, a real-life band of samurai heroes in 18th Century Japan who’s out to avenge the murder of their master.
We are led to believe that the event is real.
Naturally the details of loyalty and honor have been highlighted and retold through the years via various art forms.
“47 RONIN” is a Hollywood production directed by CARL ERIK RINSCH based loosely on a screenplay by CHRIS MORGAN and HOSSEIN AMINI.
You can say it is Hollywood’s attempt to bring the historical drama to a global non-Japanese audience.
This movie is a mystical add-on to the fable, but this one is a fantastical re-imagining, set in a world of supernaturals and witches.
KEANU REEVES leads a cast of notable Japanese veterans such as HIROYUKI SANADA, TADANOBU ASANO and RINKO KIKUCHI.
He stars as KAI, a half-breed warrior recruited by the legendary group of Samurai called “RONIN” or “LEADERLESS SAMURAI” to help them defend their land against an infinite army of evil forces. REEVES’s character is half-Japanese and half-British and was written into the script.
Frenzied action aplenty with swordplays and martial arts in a chaotic mayhem.
An intriguing story to boot with amazing scenery and KEANU REEVES in a controversial role.
While many people think he cannot act, he must be at least bankable as he had already starred in a slew of Hollywood’s blockbusters.
Shot mostly on location in Hungary, the film features some impressive sets and dazzling colourful costumes.
Notwithstanding an overload of perfectly satisfactory CGI work.