REEL DEAL: 47 Ronin REVIEW

Admit it, you missed Keanu Reeves and his movies which some became cult classics and blockbusters, he did made a movie last year with "Man of Tai Chi" which he also directed but we would like to see him shine as the lead, and his latest "47 Ronin" is coming to theaters this January 8 in the Philippines with a band of brotherhood, mythological creatures, and a lot of sword fights in the time of feudal Japan.

Japan back then was indeed mysterious yet refined. With a high regard for the Bushido code and the Samurai Chivalry, the society is a mix of the honorable warriors but also of a dark underbelly and enchanted creatures that does not mix well together. With the Japanese culture rich with traditions, mythologies and ceremonies, 47 Ronin showed these in a fashionable way but sometimes may be dragging especially who are not familiar with the culture.

Based on the legendary 47 Ronin, it is a fantasy-action that is visually entertaining and presents the culture and politics in a very fashionable light. The 47 who lost their master seek vengeance and justice goes trough a lot with the goal to restoring the honor and showing loyalty to their fallen daimyo.
47 Ronin also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, Kou Shibasaki, Jin Akanishi and Min Tanaka

47 Ronin is brought to you by Universal Pictures and Solar Entertainment Corporation. Now Showing in Theaters.

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary in 3 lines: Honor Loyalty Courage
Technical Effects: 4 out of 5 stars (Stunning visual effects that brings the magic of Feudal Japan and also highlights fantasy-action scenes)
Plot: 3 out of 5 stars (Though some are familiar with the story already, it still made an interesting story with Kai, Keanu's character)
Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars  (Best performances are Rinko Kikuchi and Hiroyuki Sanada
Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (Score is very consistent with the time period, same goes with the action scores)
Pros:  Visual effects, production design, Ambush and attack scenes
Cons:  Establishment of profile of other characters, some dragging scenes
Overall Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (A new look to the legendary tale, 47 Rounin sets a good standard for fantasy action without overdoing it)





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