With several trailers already out there for the new Keanu-Fu adventure film 47 Ronin, there’s a danger that all the promo footage might feel overly familiar. Still, this latest effort manages, thanks to freshly-finished effects shots, to dig up plenty of new moments.
Based, with plenty of mystical embellishment, on a true Japanese story, 47 Ronin finds a group of warriors in disarray.
After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, the leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honour to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of
Neo 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 the band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.
Following delays, re-shoots and production quibbles aplenty for director Carl Rinsch, we’re finally about to see 47 Ronin, which arrives in UK cinemas on December 26.