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Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby ctaulbee » May Tue 20, 2014 1:49 am

47 Ronin (2013)

From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure  47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who  joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of 47 outcast samurai.  Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed  their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their  homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a  series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is  helmed by visionary director Carl Erik  Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and  Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous  battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences  in a way that's never been seen before.

Director: Carl Rinsch
Writers: Chris Morgan,  Hossein Amini (screenplay)
Stars: Keanu Reeves,  Hiroyuki Sanada,  Ko Shibasaki,  Rinko Kikuchi

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Run Time 2 hr. 7 min.



God this was bad and long over two hours of my life wasted on this, boring as a second grade class play (your child is not in), as humorless as your spouse on her period and about as Japanese as a Memphis BBQ Cookout in the deep south, the whole let's-mope-about-and-kill-ourselves samurai drama theme just comes off as boring as hell and is made worse by the god awful plot pacing.

The only thing even remotely interesting is the wry sensuality of Rinko Kikuchi  as a spider-puking evil witch who can transform herself into a fox, a  swathe of magic-carpet silk, or this month's second-most impressive  movie dragon. There is is one sequence of amusing movie violence, complete with an array of impossible traps and tricks perfectly timed an executed to thin the enemies' ranks during the storming of the palace of the lord who banished and shamed them.

I give it two stars and surely do not recommend you waste any time watching it.
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby kylumi » May Tue 20, 2014 6:36 am

:-O  I enjoyed it :-O
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby bankska22 » May Tue 20, 2014 9:24 am

I was looking forward to this. Have not seen it yet. This weekend maybe. ;-)
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby ctaulbee » May Tue 20, 2014 10:44 am

I know it had a estimated production budget of 200 Million and it only made 150 Million world wide and it made less that 40 Million here in the states, quite a bomb really, so I'm guessing the ticket buying pubic was not very impressed overall, the audience meter at rotten tomatoes was split at 50% with most of the positive comments leaning toward the it was 'OK' kind of thing, the critics hated it of course only a 13% rating there.
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby kylumi » May Tue 20, 2014 11:21 am

:-O  I enjoyed it :-O
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby xShoty » May Tue 20, 2014 11:25 am

Lol kyl !  :-S

I completly agree with you CT m8  ;-)
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby kylumi » May Tue 20, 2014 11:27 am

:-O  I enjoyed it :-O
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby ctaulbee » May Tue 20, 2014 1:07 pm

Look at Ky doing his impersonation of a Post Bot   :devilstir:  :bad12:   :giggle:
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby kylumi » May Tue 20, 2014 3:14 pm

:-O  I enjoy it :-O
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby ctaulbee » May Wed 21, 2014 4:00 pm

I wonder if Kylumi will ever tell us what he thought of this film  :-)
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby kylumi » May Fri 23, 2014 12:31 pm

Yes.....it was very exciting, especially the car chase :-$
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby ctaulbee » May Fri 23, 2014 6:32 pm

I have to admit the car chase was pretty cool...   :-]
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby kylumi » May Sat 24, 2014 11:02 am

It just goes to show you CT m8....even bad movies have their good bits :-$
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Re: Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Postby ctaulbee » May Sat 24, 2014 11:30 am

kylumi wrote:It just goes to show you CT m8....even bad movies have their good bits :-$


Yeah! an usually they are attached to a very sexy, scantily clad, hottie... oh wait you said 'good bits', my bad buddy...

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