Finally, another one of the December films which I am looking forward to see. Well more than that, Keanu Reeves is back. I’m glad to see him back as it has been a long time since he starred in a high budget blockbuster film. Oh and not to mention Hiroyuki Sanada (One of the Samurais in “The Last Samurai” ) and Rinko Kikuchi (The female pilot of the Jaeger Gipsy Danger in “Pacific Rim”) are both part of the cast too.
Well basically the movie is an adaptation from a real life event/happening of the 47 Ronin in Japan during the18th century. The plot of the movie goes on something like this:
“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 the 47 Ronin. 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.”
Well based on the other blogs that I read, they said that though the movie adopted the main plot points of the 47 ronin, they made it more of a fantasy film, which can obviously seen by viewing the trailer. Some are already criticizing the film for adding fantasy in it and not preserving the accuracy based on the real story. They may have a good point at that, but then again it’s an adaptation so fuck you critics, the movie makers will do as they like. As for me I will take this film for what it is and will only make my ratings after I watch it.
Hopefully this will be a great watch and will not disappoint.