Keanu Reeves Is Once Again the Chosen One in First Trailer for 47 RONIN

Universal has released the first trailer for director Carl Rinsch’s upcoming fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin. The film stars Keanu Reeves and centers on a troupe of banished samurai who long to restore their honor and find vengeance against the treacherous Lord Kira (played by Tadanobu Asano) who was responsible for the death of their master. As you’ll see from the trailer, there’s a heavy supernatural element as well, and sadly, it doesn’t do much for me. The classic historical tale of Ch?shingura seems to be dwarfed by special effects, and not particularly imaginative ones at that (swooshing fabric turns into monsters). I want to be convinced this could be a good movie, but trailers that try to turn kazoos into rock music are a bit of turn-off. READ MORE...

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