47 Ronin (2013)

47 Ronin – This Christmas seize eternity.


Keanu Reeves—————————Kai
Hiroyuki Sanada———————–Oishi
Ko Shibasaki—————————-Mika
Tadanobu Asano———————-Lord Kira
Min Tanaka—————————–Lord Asano
Jin Akanishi—————————-Chikara
Takato Yonemoto———————Basho

Directed by Carl Rinsch
Screenplay by Chris Morgan and Hossein Amini.
Screen Story by Chris Morgan and Walter Hamada.

The story of 47 Ronin who avenge the death of their leader. There are strange creatures, witches, and excellent battle scenes in this movie. The problem is they are few and far between. The opening thirty minutes is painful to watch as they carefully forge each character’s back story. I am not familiar with the actual story of the 47 Ronin but this version did not compel me to search for more. I found the whole love story between Kai (Reeves) and Mika (Shibasaki) slow and boring. I was thrown back to “Pacific Rim” where barf bags were optional but highly recommended, same warning for this movie.

Runtime: 118 Minutes

Production Budget: $175,000,000

Box Office
Domestic: $38,362,475
Worldwide: $147,632,281

CC Rating: 6 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

If you liked this try: The Matrix Series, The Last Samurai, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.