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47 Ronin: Trailer #1

Now if only Keanu does not Keanu the movie?

By Robert T. Trate     July 25, 2013
Source: IGN.com

All right Maniacs, let us be honest. Universal Studios had us until all the CGI kicked in for this trailer of 47 Ronin. The premise looks good, but when we have the likes of 13 Assassin and the unstoppable classic, The Seven Samurai, why put CGI into a genre that doesn’t need it? I’ll need to see a few more clips to be sold on this one. 

Official Boilerplate: From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as an outcast who joins 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind.

47 Ronin arrives December 25th, 2013.


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redhairs99 7/25/2013 1:19:39 PM

"I know...Kung, Fu!"  - Tobey Maguire as Keanu Reeves on SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy.


redhairs99 7/25/2013 1:20:39 PM

 Damn you, YouTube!  Why do I have to watch a trailer before I see another Trailer!  I've seen the trailer for Riddick, I don't need to watch it again before this trailer, jees!

Wiseguy 7/25/2013 2:01:03 PM

Looking forward to this. Hope it's decent


CaptAmerica04 7/25/2013 2:12:44 PM

So... Seven Samurai meets 300.  I'm not impressed.  It doesn't help that it looks like all ideas for effects were provided by the AD&D First Edition "Oriental Adventures" supplement.  LOL.

I'm sure someone is already drafting the sequel, too:  48 Ronin.

NoPatch 7/25/2013 2:29:01 PM

 Looks like a pretty good dollar theater action flick so far, nothing i am going to rush out to see.

monkeyfoot 7/25/2013 2:31:28 PM

"Seven Samurai meets 300" is quite right! They are severely altering the original story by the massive influx of fantasy elements but since this is a public domain story that is their perogative. I know the making of this was a horrible mess with the studio having no confidence in the director and re-shooting and re-editing it.

As much as I love all the elements shown in the trailer I'm kind of on the fence on whether I want to pay to see this. I'll need to know more before I commit. A clusterfudge in the production could make a bad movie despite the cool visuals.

And before people get upset about the white guy as samurai in this movie, I believe Keanu is of multiracial background with Hawaiian and some Asian in him. And besides this is a fantasy story, so its just as good as seeing Idris Elba playing an Asgardian in Thor.

Kaziklu 7/25/2013 2:57:51 PM

 This would be like doing a film about Butlers Rangers where the Natives turn into Wolves and Bears, and Pierpoint use Voodoo to zombify American Sentries before attacks during the American Revolution. ... wait would they make that movie? 

mlaforce 7/25/2013 3:16:58 PM

I could give less than a flying f#ck what the original story was like, so they added fantasy and cgi still looks good...

hanso 7/25/2013 3:18:55 PM

 46 Ronin & 1 White Guy.

lracors 7/25/2013 3:28:55 PM

This is pure bullshit.  It is 47 Ronin in name only.

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