Film Review: 47 Ronin (Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada) Legend or history comes to life in a big way,

47 Ronin, with Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano & Rinko Kikuchi.  Director, Carl Rinsch.  I’ve heard a lot of ignorant nonsense coming from a few reviewers, including an idiot on the White House’s propaganda radio arm, NPR, that said it was slow moving & sluggish.  It’s not.  This film fast moving, beautiful & filled with wonderment.

Reeves seems to be back, in a big way.  Affecting his infamous, stoic emoting; as only he can.  I think this is his best work yet, actually.  But then, I’m partial to Reeves & also to Sanada; who excelled in, what has to be, the role of a lifetime.  Samurai, in distress, with a goal to save their honor, against the forces of evil.

Cinema-wise, this is a gorgeous movie which includes a few supernatural elements as well as a character study in the all-important principles of Japanese honor & redemption.

I recommend the film on its merits, cast & conception.  The female leads, Shibasaki & Kikuchi, are fascinating to watch.  Both excellent actresses & great beauties.

2 responses

  1. I think that who ever likes a great action – adventure – fantasy would like to see the film no matter what people say. Especially seeing Keanu Reeves who practically disappeared for a while. I know that the first time i heard about the film i knew that im going to see it no matter what.