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Keanu Reeves battles dragons, samurai warriors, demons and Rinko Kikuchi in the first trailer for 47 Ronin

07.24.2013

With all of the hubbub surrounding the struggles behind the scenes with 47 RONIN, I was expecting a lot less from this trailer. First time director Carl Rinsch was reportedly banned from the editing room in what many were considering the biggest potential bomb after WORLD WAR Z. Well, WORLD WAR Z didn't bomb and now we have a look at 47 RONIN. A bomb it does not appear to be.

In fact, this looks pretty damn fun. Sure, a lot of the scenery is gorgeously shot and will likely look good in 3D, I am also getting a very 300 vibe from this trailer. The special effects look decent, but they are obviously special effects. The dragon especially looks cartoony to me, but I may be nitpicking. If anything, a quiet Neo-esque Keanu Reeves may work perfectly for this tale.

"From ancient Japanís most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors."

Rinko Kikuchi looks hot again. Between this and PACIFIC RIM, I have a new movie crush. I am a little concerned that this movie may be opening at an odd time of year with a release date of December 25, 2013, but an action-packed period movie was a big success last year as well. Hopefully this movie is as entertaining as it looks. All hail the return of Keanu Reeves!

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1:43PM on 08/18/2013

Come on...indeed. Yawn

I saw the trailer in the theater and I was interested to see what the film would look it after hearing about all the money spent on it. Needless to say, it's looks like a fall season film which is hoping to make it's money back by being released at a slow time of the year for movie releases. The trailer did not create any interest in me for it. Unlike the trailer for "300", the trailer lacks unique, originality, and interest. I can't see how on earth this film will make it's money back. Studios
I saw the trailer in the theater and I was interested to see what the film would look it after hearing about all the money spent on it. Needless to say, it's looks like a fall season film which is hoping to make it's money back by being released at a slow time of the year for movie releases. The trailer did not create any interest in me for it. Unlike the trailer for "300", the trailer lacks unique, originality, and interest. I can't see how on earth this film will make it's money back. Studios are sinking in millions and millions of dollars into films which can't even generate enough audience to even justify the production spending, and "47 Ronin" is soon to follow.
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12:20AM on 07/26/2013

Sweet...

that looked really cool some of the CG does look fake. And keanu's acting is well you kno LOL but hes awesome in movies like this.
that looked really cool some of the CG does look fake. And keanu's acting is well you kno LOL but hes awesome in movies like this.
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4:16PM on 07/25/2013
That was awesome! Looks like they've actually adapted instead of blueprinted the film. Makes a refreshing change (I'm looking at you Carrie). All credit if it works out well. Go Keanu!!
That was awesome! Looks like they've actually adapted instead of blueprinted the film. Makes a refreshing change (I'm looking at you Carrie). All credit if it works out well. Go Keanu!!
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1:54PM on 07/25/2013
not at all what i was expecting but im into it
not at all what i was expecting but im into it
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10:02AM on 07/25/2013
300 + The Matrix + The Last Samurai = $12.00 of my money to Universal. Sign me up.
300 + The Matrix + The Last Samurai = $12.00 of my money to Universal. Sign me up.
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9:25AM on 07/25/2013
I'll pay to see that in the theater.
I'll pay to see that in the theater.
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8:38AM on 07/25/2013
Looks mental, in a good way. Cheesy moments though ("I'm not scared" "You should be" - how many films do we need to hear that in, really?). Voice-over was maybe a bit too Morpheus though.
Looks mental, in a good way. Cheesy moments though ("I'm not scared" "You should be" - how many films do we need to hear that in, really?). Voice-over was maybe a bit too Morpheus though.
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12:01AM on 07/25/2013
Count me in! This looks like it could be a real treat to see in theaters let alone in the comfort of your own home.
Count me in! This looks like it could be a real treat to see in theaters let alone in the comfort of your own home.
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7:21PM on 07/24/2013
Damn that was good!! Ticket: Sold!!
Damn that was good!! Ticket: Sold!!
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7:09PM on 07/24/2013

Sold

Yeah, I'll have some of that.
Yeah, I'll have some of that.
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6:50PM on 07/24/2013

huh

So I guess this actually has nothing to do with the source material, then.
So I guess this actually has nothing to do with the source material, then.
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6:25PM on 07/24/2013

(neo voice) whoa

This looks freakin incredible
This looks freakin incredible
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6:07PM on 07/24/2013

Im in...

I'm in, as long as it doesnt turn out to be another shitty PG crapfest. I am an adult and I long to see a decent "adult" movie
I'm in, as long as it doesnt turn out to be another shitty PG crapfest. I am an adult and I long to see a decent "adult" movie
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6:01PM on 07/24/2013

Spits all over history, BUT...

I think it looks fantastic!
I think it looks fantastic!
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2:21AM on 07/25/2013
It's a fantasy adventure. I doubt it's meant to be historically accurate. I agree with you however that it looks awesome. :-D
It's a fantasy adventure. I doubt it's meant to be historically accurate. I agree with you however that it looks awesome. :-D
6:00PM on 07/24/2013
That looks BADASS
That looks BADASS
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5:56PM on 07/24/2013
This almost look like a Samurai Shodown movie! Which I approve. :D
This almost look like a Samurai Shodown movie! Which I approve. :D
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5:27PM on 07/24/2013
Looks cool to me, but yeah the cg on the dragon was not that great
Looks cool to me, but yeah the cg on the dragon was not that great
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4:53PM on 07/24/2013
Everything is cool, except the CGI. Looks like too much of it, and kind of cartoony.
Everything is cool, except the CGI. Looks like too much of it, and kind of cartoony.
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4:42PM on 07/24/2013
This has had a famously troubled production and honestly, it kinda shows. Things like Ninja Assassin, Bunraku and most notably The Last Airbender have not done very well in recent years, indicating that East-meets-West mashups that are heavily stylised and overflowing with CGI are far from a sure bet. We'll see how this one goes.
This has had a famously troubled production and honestly, it kinda shows. Things like Ninja Assassin, Bunraku and most notably The Last Airbender have not done very well in recent years, indicating that East-meets-West mashups that are heavily stylised and overflowing with CGI are far from a sure bet. We'll see how this one goes.
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9:09PM on 07/24/2013
Big Trouble in Little China.

It can be done. The director just has to give a shit...
Big Trouble in Little China.

It can be done. The director just has to give a shit...
11:30PM on 07/24/2013
Ninja Assassin was awesome. You can't honestly lump that in the same list as The Last Airbender.
Ninja Assassin was awesome. You can't honestly lump that in the same list as The Last Airbender.
12:16AM on 07/25/2013
Both of you have raised fair points. It would be great to see a film similar in tone to Big Trouble done today. Ninja Assassin is objectively a much, much better film than the Last Airbender, but it didn't get noticed that much and was written off by a good number of critics and audience members.
Both of you have raised fair points. It would be great to see a film similar in tone to Big Trouble done today. Ninja Assassin is objectively a much, much better film than the Last Airbender, but it didn't get noticed that much and was written off by a good number of critics and audience members.
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4:38PM on 07/24/2013

ummm...excuse me but

this looks like utter rubbish. it looks just like the matrix...instead of the machines they have mythic creatures/setting, instead of gravity defying bullet time they have 300-isque gritty slow motion, instead of Morpheus they have Hiroyuki Sanada. instead of trinity they have a dragon. keanu remains to be the one.
this looks like utter rubbish. it looks just like the matrix...instead of the machines they have mythic creatures/setting, instead of gravity defying bullet time they have 300-isque gritty slow motion, instead of Morpheus they have Hiroyuki Sanada. instead of trinity they have a dragon. keanu remains to be the one.
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4:17PM on 07/24/2013

Well...

I mean, I'm a sucker for anything with Samurai in it, so I'll probably watch it online someday unless it gets rave reviews. I'm just not a fan of the mythical elements though, or at least with a white guy as the lead, unless it's supposed to be that way? Give me a film like 13 Assassins or Seven Samurai. Please, drop everything you're doing and devote the rest of your day to watching those films if you haven't!
I mean, I'm a sucker for anything with Samurai in it, so I'll probably watch it online someday unless it gets rave reviews. I'm just not a fan of the mythical elements though, or at least with a white guy as the lead, unless it's supposed to be that way? Give me a film like 13 Assassins or Seven Samurai. Please, drop everything you're doing and devote the rest of your day to watching those films if you haven't!
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9:08PM on 07/24/2013
Keanu is not white. Ever heard of IMDB?
Keanu is not white. Ever heard of IMDB?
4:08PM on 07/24/2013

i'm gonna be hanged by the community here

but i think this looks kinda cool... having been a fan of the legend of the five rings card game and the forbidden kingdom film... i quite like this.
but i think this looks kinda cool... having been a fan of the legend of the five rings card game and the forbidden kingdom film... i quite like this.
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4:00PM on 07/24/2013

looks like a good flick

Action, scifi, amazing scenery. I am in!
Action, scifi, amazing scenery. I am in!
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4:44AM on 07/25/2013
Sci Fi? Time to get your vision checked mate.
Sci Fi? Time to get your vision checked mate.
4:44AM on 07/25/2013
Sci Fi? Time to get your vision checked mate.
Sci Fi? Time to get your vision checked mate.
3:56PM on 07/24/2013

Meh

When is Hollywood going to get over the your the "One" plot line?....oh forget I asked that. Looks like a Matrix/Avatar rehash, and it appears he is channeling Ted rather than Neo.
Could be good but probably not going to be.
When is Hollywood going to get over the your the "One" plot line?....oh forget I asked that. Looks like a Matrix/Avatar rehash, and it appears he is channeling Ted rather than Neo.
Could be good but probably not going to be.
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3:21PM on 07/24/2013

Am I the only one

That doesn't look at this as a martial arts movie at all? I see mostly sword play and cool moves, and I'm totally cool with that. Looks fun.
That doesn't look at this as a martial arts movie at all? I see mostly sword play and cool moves, and I'm totally cool with that. Looks fun.
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3:15PM on 07/24/2013

Damnit Reeves, just make Bill and Ted 3

Asian, you are not. Stop making these crappy looking martial arts films and go back to your roots. We know you learned some moves filming Matrix but that was ages ago and you still have to use obvious stunt doubles in most of your action scenes anyways. Just make Bill and Ted and retire. That would be most excellent.
Asian, you are not. Stop making these crappy looking martial arts films and go back to your roots. We know you learned some moves filming Matrix but that was ages ago and you still have to use obvious stunt doubles in most of your action scenes anyways. Just make Bill and Ted and retire. That would be most excellent.
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3:21PM on 07/24/2013
Keanu Reeves is half Chinese.
Keanu Reeves is half Chinese.
3:57PM on 07/24/2013
ZING! Master Debate that!
ZING! Master Debate that!
2:38PM on 07/24/2013
If the last line of the trailer gives any indication, the script will be bad. I was expecting a purist martial arts movie where one could focus on the story and choreography of the fight scenes. This is just too much CGI and bad character design - in the vein of Last Airbender, as someone already said.
If the last line of the trailer gives any indication, the script will be bad. I was expecting a purist martial arts movie where one could focus on the story and choreography of the fight scenes. This is just too much CGI and bad character design - in the vein of Last Airbender, as someone already said.
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2:28PM on 07/24/2013
This was the movie that got the director banned from the editing room, right?

EDIT: Nevermind, found it. [link]
This was the movie that got the director banned from the editing room, right?

EDIT: Nevermind, found it. [link]
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2:23PM on 07/24/2013

Meh...

Look like 300 meets The Last Airbender.. I'll have to see more before I decide but the footage in the trailer just seems all too familiar to me.
Look like 300 meets The Last Airbender.. I'll have to see more before I decide but the footage in the trailer just seems all too familiar to me.
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2:10PM on 07/24/2013

Eeek

This looks like Tolkien meets last samurai very excited
This looks like Tolkien meets last samurai very excited
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2:08PM on 07/24/2013
I expected something like Gladiator or Last Samurai, not something so fantasy based. I'm slightly more interested now
I expected something like Gladiator or Last Samurai, not something so fantasy based. I'm slightly more interested now
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2:03PM on 07/24/2013
Didn't know much about the story but the trailer got my interested. Dragon was kind of meh, but hopefully it can get fixed. Other than that, I will check it out.
Didn't know much about the story but the trailer got my interested. Dragon was kind of meh, but hopefully it can get fixed. Other than that, I will check it out.
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1:57PM on 07/24/2013
Holy crap. I have been waiting for this and I am not disappointed.
Holy crap. I have been waiting for this and I am not disappointed.
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1:50PM on 07/24/2013

I like

Looks pretty damn cool. I'm not one of those guys who hates on Keanu because of his acting chops. I look forward to this one...samurai and dragons...what's not to like?
Looks pretty damn cool. I'm not one of those guys who hates on Keanu because of his acting chops. I look forward to this one...samurai and dragons...what's not to like?
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