Drama / Action / Martial Arts / Fantasy
Director: Carl Rinsch
Running time: 119 mins Released: 26th December 2013
Web site: 47roninmovie.co.uk
About 47 Ronin
An epic set in feudal Japan, based on the mythical tale of a band of warriors and their mission to avenge the death of their master. This being a Hollywood movie, it adds dragons and Keanu Reeves as the relatable Western hero to spice things up. He plays Kai, a half-British, half-Chinese outcast who joins a group of similarly ostracised samurai who have become ronin (masterless fighters). Together they set out to destroy the powerful Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano) and his sorcerous servant Mizuki (Rink Kikuchi) who are responsible for both the murder of an honourable man and the subsequent banishment of the samurai. They face a series of trials and challenges that will test their abilities to the limit. Meanwhile Kai develops romantic feelings for the slain man's daughter Mika (Kou Shibasaki).