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The trailer was better.

By timhoff
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.
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I was Entertained!!!

By tramdr
Written January 02, 2014
This movie is not great at anything, but is good at a lot of things. Good drama story, good love story, good special effects, and good acting. Though I am a Reeves fan, I was not in a hurry to see him play a Samurai in this. However, the way it was written, just like in the other 2 movies I like with him in it, Matrix and walk in the clouds, it worked. Nothing was overdone, the fight/karate scenes are not over the top as expected, but are artful and tasteful. Kinda like curse of the golden flower movie, but no where near as epic. My girlfriend who is not a big Reeves or karate movie fan, but does like good superhero movies of which there are few lately, also enjoyed it. We both liked it better than the last Thor, Superman, Spiderman and wolverine of which Thor was the only one that was decent.
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It was Fine

By localmoviegoer
Written December 27, 2013
This movie did not need to be 3D at all, those scenes were just as good in standard movie mode. The movie was a good movie, better if you knew the story before or had read the book- it took a while to figure out who everyone was, the character development lacked in the beginning.
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By sunnybethlark
Written December 29, 2013
Go! Great retelling of the story. Enjoyed the film very much. Hit a lot of the Japanese version of witches/magic. Really good. Saw in 2D. Did not detract at all. If you are a 3D fan will be great in that format as well.
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Movies Over Books

By kikskin
Written December 26, 2013
As much as I have always loved reading books it's movies like this that make the point that there is really no comparison. Visually this movie is as stunning as they come. Saw it in 3-D, but I don't think the experience was worth any extra money, so definitely go see this, but skip the bump in payout.
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