Keanu Reeves' 47 Ronin looks freakin' spectacular! It's been awhile since I've been really excited about a martial arts film, and this one looks like it's going to hit the spot. The movie is going to be visually stunning, and it's based on a badass story, so I have high hopes for this one.
The movie was directed by short film and commercial director Carl Erik Rinsch, and it also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tadanobu Asano, and Rinko Kikuchi.
The troupe of banished samurai long to restore their honor and find vengeance against the treacherous Lord Kira (played by Asano, who is in theaters now as Hogun in Thor) who was responsible for the death of their master. Kai is the uneasy compatriot in their company and his standing will be questioned even more as he falls in love with Mika (Shibasaki), daughter of the fallen master. The film presents a quest where the ronin (the term for samurai with no master) face trials that test their mettle and their loyalty to one another.
The movie is set to be released on December 25th, 2013. Do you think the movie will live up to your expectations?