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Movie Trailer: 47 Ronin takes on the supernatural samurai style

At long last we finally get the trailer for 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves and it’s an interesting one. The trailer had me for the first minute or so and then I quickly fell off the that train.

47 Ronin has been layered with production and post-production issues. Collider reported nearly a year ago that Universal fired director Carl Rinsch due to conflicts of the footage, which caused re-shoots and apparently went way over budget too.

Usually when studios interfere it’s not for the best interest of the movie and while they are the revenue source for film, they are not filmmakers. And the fact that they were at the helm for a lot of the final cut scares me.

However, Rinsch had some amazing design and aesthetic in this film and the visuals look great. We’ll never know which parts Universal actually had a hand in but it seems they added more screen time for Reeves, which will make sense for the American audience.

The rest of the cast includes great Japanese actors Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Kô Shibasaki, and Rinko Kikuchi. Kikuchi was recently a star in the amazing Pacific Rim that came out a couple of weeks ago.

Anyway, take a glance and let us know what you think!

InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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