Keanu Reeves, Samurai, Bushido, Japanese mythology, Japanese Culture, Stunning posters, Interesting trailer, Realistic CGI, Zombie boy. How can i miss this one! So, i went to watch this movie in IMAX for Rm18.
After 10 minutes the movie start, i was drowned in the beautiful visual effect of the mountain and castle. After 20 minutes, i was hoping to have a fast forward key. I am not very familiar with the story of 47 Ronin but I’ve watched the old 47 Ronin done by Japanese before. I was very impressed with their samurai spirit in the old movie. But, i cannot really feel the bonds and samurai spirit between the 47 samurais in this movie. Maybe, because this movie is more focus on the love story of Kai and Mika. I think the element of witch and mystic creatures in the movie is exaggerated.
I am not ok with the lizard look-alike Tengu. Tengu is a mystic creature found in many Japanese folks. The original Tengu might be found in many forms, long nose, kite-like monster or crow, but not lizard. If you want to capture the japanese culture, please do follow it exactly.I was expecting some serious fighting scenes of Kai or any other samurais with the giant evil samurai, but i was so disappointed when it dies so easy.
He has a very good position in the main poster, individual posters, interesting appearance in the trailer. I thought he will be a friend of Keanu Reeves in the movie and he is a character to assist the 47 Samurais to attack Lord Kira’ castle. BUT! you might just miss his appearance in the movie if you don’t watch carefully! He was there for few seconds as a totally unwanted character.
These two ladies are absolutely stunning in the movie. Mika was tought and elegant and witch is so witch. Both of them are eyes pleasure.
Beautiful set, authentic japanese style costume, no over make up or effects.
I always wonder if all the samurai had attended a class on how to do seppuku.
Overall, this is not a very bad movie but not so good neither. But i will give applause to the editor who did the trailer, a very successful trailer and manage to attract audience to watch the movie.