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Keanu Reeves is The One Again in the First 47 RONIN Trailer

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 12:54 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


The first trailer for Carl Rinsch’s fantasy-adventure film 47 Ronin has just been released by Universal. The movie features Keanu Reeves as the leader of a group of banished samurai who set out to reclaim their honor and get revenge against the villainous Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano), who was responsible for the death of their master, as well as exiling them. The trailer showcases the supernatural vibe of the film, but unfortunately, I get a Sucker Punch meets Crouching Tiger vibe from this one. The classic historical tale of Chūshingura appears to be taking a back seat to the CGI and spooky characters. I want to like this film. I have been excited for this since it was announced, but the long delays and production halts seem to foretell a possible stinker. But never fret… remember that Keanu knows kung-fu.

The film also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Kô Shibasaki, and Rinko Kikuchi. 47 Ronin opens in 3D on December 25th.

Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the official synopsis for 47 Ronin:

Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return to action-adventure in 47 Ronin. 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.

As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.


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    • Scott Kielty

      There’s a bomb….on my samurai sword…

    • What the eff does “Seize Eternity” mean? That’s the dumbest tagline I’ve ever heard.

      Also, I love how there’s “no coming back” from stuff like this. You’ll come back if you win, dummies!

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