This Christmas, seize eternity
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The legend is born

47 Ronin (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1335975/

Year Filmed:2011
Director:Carl Rinsch
Writers:Chris Morgan, Hossein Amini
Runtime:119 min
Script:Draft 1.3
Articles:Focus: '47 Ronin'
Tagged '47 Ronin'
Keanu ReevesKai
Tadanobu AsanoLord Kira
Hiroyuki SanadaKuranosuke Ôishi
Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaShogun
Rinko KikuchiMizuki
Yorick van WageningenKapitan
Jin AkanishiChikara Ôishi
Ko ShibasakiMika
Togo IgawaTengu Lord

Summary

A retelling of the true 18th-century Japanese legend involving a group of samurai who set out to avenge the death of their master.

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silver
A good popcorn movie. (2017-03-16 12:43:04)


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As this movie was based off of a well known passed down story, I didn't like how it was executed. If it were just a story written up for a move, and had no cultural background, it would have been better in my eyes. Even I (an American female, with no known ties to Japanese culture) knew of this story since perhaps High School, which was about 11 years ago.

Keanu shows a pretty decent amount of skill in the style of acting that is required of someone in this type of film. What I noticed about Japanese movies is that even when the movie is an action, there's a soulful nuance in the performance. Every expression, every movement has meaning.

The romance angle was nice (while not entirely unexpected.), and who doesn't like to see Keanu play a character who's in love?

This is a good popcorn movie.

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