Written December 30, 2013
Before writing my review I took the time to read the professional reviews done by so called movie critics. These people have forgotten what going to the movies is all about. Instead Kim Newman chose to talk about 'symmetrical compositions' and Peter Debruge states 'the film struggles to grab and maintain audiences’ interest' as if he knows what is going on in the minds of movie audiences everywhere.
47 Ronin is a story, and a great story at that. The movie does a great job of telling that story and also offering wonderful visual effects that all supported the story and did not detract from it. I thought this was what good movies are supposed to do?!?!
IF you like great stories with themes such as samurai, honor, swords, magic, tragedy, hope, love, and yes epic battles. You want to see this movie.
IF on the other hand you are an insufferable prime donne like the professional movie critics who rated this film. Stay home and go rent Titanic one more time!
Written January 19, 2014
The premise was great but the execution fell flat and almost amateurish. Even some of the special effects/CGI appeared rushed and not fitting for big budget blockbuster. I expected more and was disappointed.
Written December 28, 2013
Acting in this movie was horrendous. Might be in the top 100 worst movies. I think it was mostly dirrectors fault and script ... I don't think any actor could have pulled this one off. I am amazed it turned out so bad, they put so much money into it.
Written December 29, 2013
I took my two sons 17 & 16 yrs. old to see this movie I was pleasantly entertained during the entire movie.
.Action Packed. 3 D Effects were not bad. I give it a 4 out of 5.
Written December 26, 2013
Not so thrilled, the trailer contained all the good stuff, everything else was just filler. Just another Samurai movie. Not worth the money we paid to see in 3D. I would wait for cable or DVD.