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Monday, May 12, 2014
Movie Review: 47 Ronin
The story was excellent, a good, Americanized retelling of the tale of the 47 Ronin. The acting was compelling and I loved Keannu in this role. His fight scenes in particular were quite spectacular. I was reminded of Brad Pitt's scenes in Troy, only better. Yes, you read that right. Keannu's fight scenes were even better. I can hardly believe I wrote that, being such a big fan of Brad in Troy. But there you have it. The ending will shock those who aren't up on their Japanese culture, and many will hate it for that. But it is true to the culture in that way and I loved it for that.
If you're looking for a happily-ever-after or feel good movie, skip this one. But if you love martial arts, spectacular fight scenes, and incredible cinematography with exceptional creatures, then don't miss this.