I’ve got to admit that the first time I heard about Keanu Reeves and director Carl Rinsch‘s 47 Ronin, I was not excited. I imagined a horrific merging of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure with Matrix like slow-mo action scenes all with a wooden Reeves stomping around issuing Samurai platitudes like cheap stale fortune cookies. Then I got a look at the trailer.
Oh what a difference a trailer can make. Suddenly, it didn’t seem so bad, in fact, it made me think about buying a movie ticket. What higher honors can be given a movie trailer than to say it put your butt in a theater seat, when you really never expected to be there.
The movies visuals look incredible and the story even explains how a gaijin like Keanu Reeves is a fallen Samurai lord. Throw in the 47 Ronin’s desire for righteous vengeance, and then point me in the direction of the concession stand. I’m going to need a large soda and popcorn . . . and some Snowcaps . . . and those Twizzlers . . . and that jumbo box of Jr. Mints. Don’t judge me!
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47 Ronin makes its way to theater screens December 25th starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi.