Let's just call it what it is: Upcoming Keanu Reeves star vehicle 47 Ronin
is quite possibly one of the costliest B-movies ever made. While Universal Pictures may have set out to make a high concept, revisionist epic it is becoming increasingly clear that what they've ended up with is pulpy in the extreme, filled with over the top villains, paperback fantasy wish fulfillment, and cliche upon cliche ramped up to a thousand. And, honestly, if you take it as what it increasingly appears to actually be rather than what it was originally supposed to be, it actually looks quite fun.
After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves)--a half-breed they once rejected--as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors.
Call it Clash Of The Titans
meets the visual style of Sucker Punch
with all of it set in Japan and ... oh, wait. I kind of hated both of those movies. Check the new 47 Ronin
trailer below and tell us if you think it'll be better or worse than those two flicks ...
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