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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Movie Review: 47 Ronin

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Title: 47 Ronin
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Action/Drama
Running Time: 118 Minutes

Synopsis:

After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves)—a half-breed they once rejected—as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. - (Taken from GSC Site)


What do I think about it:-

One would feel so bloody cheated by the 3 promotional materials shown for this movie, Poster, Trailer and even the sysnopsis ( on GSC Site) were miles apart from the movie. 

With more messy drama than fantasy action 47 Ronin pressured itself to connect with it's audience about the valiant honor that we are well aware of... the loyalty and courage of a Japanese Samurai and a (unwilling) foreign half blood. 

The film was draggy in the sense that it sort of repeated itself 3-4 time for a scene that primary just wants to make sure that message get across which was " yea ,we samurai dayum badass dayum loyal, dayum best wan" heck, even the love story in it got drowned out to almost nothing. 

The slow pacing got me restless and lost interest in the movie half way through only to be disappointed with the climax which did not really project just how badass were the samurais, if they say they wanted to keep it real then Kai (Keanu) shouldn't have done what he did at the last part, total let down for an ending scene to a fight. -_-

Reason to watch: Rinko Kikuchi (although not as hot) and Japanese actors and actresses who speak good proper english. 

Reasons to NOT watch: Repetitiveness in plots, uninventive action choreography, only 2 demons/monsters/whatever you wanna call it, ONLY decent CGI for sceneries and Keanu's hopeless acting.


Rating: 2/5


"A decent curve ball for hollywood to try and appreciate the culture of asian countries, production might need a more straightforward approach to get the message across instead of force feeding it to the audience every 15 minutes."- Benjamin's last comment.

A big thanks to Tony from http://www.colourlessopinions.com/ for the tickets. 

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