Check out the first two clips from Keanu Reeves’ sword-swingin’ Samurai flick “47 Ronin”. Those hoping for a faithful telling of the Japanese tale about wrong Samurai and vengeance will be a mite disappointed. The Carl Rinsch film looks like full-blown fantasy, with monsters and magical spiders and whatnot. Which was probably the best way to go, given Reeves’, well, presence.
Take a gander at the clips below, take a ganderers.
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.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, and Ko Shibasaki.
Ronin into theaters this December 25, 2013.