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Plot: 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… Runtime: 128 min Release Date: 25 Dec 2013
A nicely executed movie, very Japanese, good mythology (by sfoulk526)
My wife and I saw this movie panned by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and the only conclusion we came to is they just were not sensitive to the culture of Japanese mythology. The movie was excellent. We had been dying to see it since the first announcements, and despite the critics reviews, we went. Thank goodness we did.The special effects were good, the story was good. Keanu Reeves did not come off as Bwana, the white savior of the poor little Japanese people, as some people might think, as per the usual American movies. He did stand out, but it was well shared with the Japanese actors. The <more>
story itself is not American, and I believe that may have thrown off critics. The ending is unusual, though I will not spoil it for you.I recommend this movie highly. Should you have the itch as we did, see it for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
I just saw the movie and my expectations were met. It wasn't over-hyped, it wasn't over done as far as marketing is concerned. It probably could have used a little more, but none the less... It turned out to be a fun film to watch.I am pretty familiar with the original tale and legend of the real 47 Ronin and despite historical inaccuracies, which even most stories today are going to have to create a more dramatic and exciting story like old tall tales. One comes to mind as Frank Miller's Graphic Novel 300 which ended up being film, it was widely inaccurate compared to the true <more>
events that occurred, but it made the 300 Spartans look even more awesome and exciting to watch. Most stories have embellishment in them. Otherwise they would be kind of dull. The real world usually tends to be just that.Making this film isn't just about telling a cool story, it is to immortalize those warrior's that stood fast and strong to fight for what they believed in and at the same time make them look good doing it.The visuals were great, the costume design was great, the filmography was amazing, capturing the essence of Japan was awesome. Everything down to the colors, the landscape, trees, buildings and everything. Not everyone will like this movie, but I for one would recommend it to anyone that enjoys good movie about Samurai. This movie I thought had a good story. It wasn't great or Academy Award worthy but it was good. It wasn't all non stop action. The director did a good job of building up without making parts drag and become dull.I honestly thought while watching it, it felt like watching a live action anime. Not to mention, I have an obsession with Samurai so I was sold when I saw the first trailer for the film.Overall, I thought the acting was well done, I think Keanu Reeves did a good job. His character may not have been part of the true story, but for the film I thought it introduced something good for the film. First being an outcast and then being welcomed into the fold later in the film.I also liked Hiroyuki Sanada's acting job in this. I think he did an amazing job as well as the entire supporting cast. They all acted as if they truly belonged there. No one ever felt out of place.If you want historical accurate view on the story, I suggest you buy a book or do some hardcore research into the subject. If you just want to watch a good entertaining movie full of mysticism, and Samurai action. Then this is a good way to go. This is just my opinion, take it as you like. Watch it before you criticize it. That is all I have to say!
Simply put this is an excellent movie and kept my interest from beginning to end. The character's complemented each other and had strong performances. There is so much we can take from this movie and apply it to ourselves and how we treat/interact with the world around us. Sanada seemed to be the lead character and had a strong performance. Reeves and Shibasaski also had strong performances and displayed such strength and poise in difficult circumstances--brought me to tears. It was action packed, and the special effects were very realistic. I also enjoyed reading the history behind what <more>
inspired the movie 47 Ronin. I highly recommend this movie.
I remember getting excited when I saw the previews for this film, and I was hoping it would be good. Lately I heard rumors that it was a bomb, that it wasn't good, and my heart sank. Guess what? It looks like the critics are looking for their "Lone Ranger" for the season, which only means this is a good movie that's getting an unfair bad rap. I saw it today, and the film delivered in every possible way: It's a big production, great action, good acting, and very cool special effects.An outsider is allowed to stay in a Samurai community, falls in love with an unattainable <more>
member of the upper classes and because of his background, he's treated a second class citizen, usually being the target of offensive remarks and unfair practices. His good character helps him endure this difficult life, and the situation doesn't improve when a member of the royal family comes to visit his community. Because of a misunderstanding and the underhanded maneuvers of a witch, the community members and him find themselves in real trouble.There is a lot of action in the whole movie, and some of the dark magic stuff is fun to see. This is a film when the villain is well defined and works really well because she's a malevolent individual, with a pretty nasty agenda and a good arsenal of devilish spells. In addition to that, the fights are well choreographed, the action moves fast, and there's attention paid to some of the traditions of the Samurai culture not sure if it's accurate , but the great art direction and beautiful photography give it a sense of reality.Be prepared not to listen to the credit and enjoy yourself.
Not bad at all. Studios need to get out of the directors way. (by vargasbbemp)
Good movie but the flaws are studio induced. The studio heads wanted an eastern l.t.o.r. While the first time director saw the film as a drama. He got fired then the evil studio hired a second unit director to reshoot parts of the film. The utter vision of the films potential could have been a live action Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away. I for one would love to see a directors cut of the film on blu-ray I will buy this film upon release and it will be in heavy rotation on my TV. Universal studios please stop fing with directors visions and let them make their movie the way they envision <more>
The latest installment of the 47 Ronin franchise comes at you in blazing 3D, with old-school fox spirits and hungry ghosts, implacable warriors and noble ladies, samurai code and uncompromising bushido. For anyone who loves the classic samurai movies, and isn't afraid of some 21st century upgrades, it's a great movie adventure.It was interesting to see Hollywood doing a samurai movie. I was expecting to see the story compromised by giving it a Hollywood ending, but was glad they remained true to the original ethic of the 47 Ronin. This movie has garnered some criticism from purists <more>
who can't bear to see a beloved classic updated, and also from parochials who don't can't seem to comprehend the exotic idiom of bushido in an American film. Can't please everyone. But this movie does a great job of portraying the Japanese warrior mindset of 350 years ago, for all it's faults and beauty.
Not nearly as bad as haters are making it out to be! (by skot-21)
The reviews for this film seem to be pretty negative generally speaking. Pivoting around the historical inaccuracies and the addition of the "Half Breed" character played by Keanu Reeves to this legendary tail. More on that further in.In a nut shell. 47 Ronin has a fair amount of mystical magic and demons peppered throughout a historical tail. A tale of Samurai who's master is killed and their status is reduced to Ronin. Only for them to rise up and seek revenge against the evil ruler and his witch who are responsible.Let's get to some positive stuff. Visually the 47 Ronin <more>
is beautiful. The costumes design and color choices to separate each of the different clans is impressive in it's complexity. The villains are not just dressed in black, but a fair amount of purple and silver is mixed in to highlight the details in their armor. The sets have an epic feel that is grounded and doesn't feel to fantastic, but rather believable.Now on to the "Half Breed", who mainly adds the taste of a forbidden love story as well as a lifeline to the audience, drowning is a sea of unfamiliar faces. Many, if not most reviewers who've pan this movie for the addition of the "half breed" character fail to realize his importance for the audience. Around the start of the third act, there's a scene where one of the samurai apologies for his treatment of the half breed in a way that communicates to the viewer exactly where a Ronin places in the Japanese cultural/social structure vs where a Samurai does. The inclusion of this character and his treatment throughout the movie is an important plot device. Seeing his treatment by the Samurai as an outcast in the first act, then later his acceptance once they are labeled as Ronin is vital to the evolution of the main Japaneses characters of the story. Not to mention it helps to bridge a gap for an audience unfamiliar with Japanese cultural and social structure.Historical inaccuracy are common in Hollywood. I personally view the ones in 47 Ronin to be no more reprehensible then the ones committed in superheroes films. Yes, I am comparing changes made to characters from Batman, X-Men, Spiderman and Iron Man's cannon to this historical tale of the 47 Ronin. Deal with it, they're just stories after all. We really have no way to know it there really wasn't a half breed character, do we? After all, history is told by the winners, and often inaccurately.With a 2 hour run time, it did feel a bit slow to start, setting the stage for the second and third act. Once it gets going tho, it moved rather nicely. I didn't find myself checking my watch every 10 minutes wondering when it would end like another holiday release I won't mention. If the trailer interests you then you could probably do worst at the box office this holiday season. I enjoyed it, but that's just my opinion.
As this is a fantasy retelling of a historic event it takes liberties. However, for me it was about Honor above all else. I left the theater not only entertained and with a sense of pride in the story telling. As a veteran it resonates what I felt when we finished what we had to accomplish. I did not read the reviews going into today's viewing, however after I seen it I read the reviews and I think they got it wrong. This movie is very good with a lot of understatement and sometimes it gets fanciful but does not takeaway from the story telling. I believe if you go a see it you will be <more>
Reviewing this because its better than its rating (by buggy3001)
Compared to 70% of the garbage in theaters, this movie is both quite deep and fun to watch.It is not a huge budget movie, it doesn't have a perfect script or story overall, but the acting was great and the overall fantasy feel to it mixed in with samurai lore was really enjoyable.I expected this movie to be less than average due to overall scores. Don't pay attention to them. I'll be purchasing the bluray after seeing it just now.It has a slower beginning but it helps give characters depth. The ending is also quite spectacular because you're involved with the ronin every step <more>
of the way. The last 1/3rd of the film is as usual where the major battles happen, but act two does not disappoint.In my books this is a 7.5/10, gave it an 8 as its under rated on here. Approach it as a really good B movie and you'll love it. If you expect an Oscar nominations and a $200 mil budget for this, you should probably not be reviewing these sorts of films.