Written April 19, 2015
I always enjoy Keanu Reeves' performances. As far as this movie, I enjoyed it too. This was a different movie experience for me in the setting where I viewed it (Dine in). Japanese movie themes of this sort are usually full of beautiful costumes and scenic panoramic views. The story is a very interesting one and like most movies that have a lot of characters to introduce to the main body of the movie, it take a while to get the movie going. Once that happens ,it is exciting and the performances and the characters deliver a good movie. Again, I enjoyed this movie.
Written April 30, 2016
This movie could have gone either way, but I like some of the actors in it and was optimistic that it would be good. it was. The special effects weren't overdone - just right. Plenty of action and a great story.
Written November 26, 2015
It was a little frightening to see how quickly a person could lose his/her head for something we live with everyday -- and it is accepted as simply a part of our culture. On the other hand watching a person die with pride so that honor and integrity might be maintained above all else was quite inspiring.
Some of the Japanese acting was weak, IMP; with that said, others were quite outstanding in their roles.
Written September 03, 2015
I thought the movie could have been better!! The story line tended to drift. At times the movie was filled with moments of emptiness to drag it on. I was looking for more romance, action and a much better script.
Written January 30, 2015
Not the fastest pace, but that should be expected when one watches films based on this style of film making. The action scenes were great. The special effects were great. I'm a fan of this genre, so for me, it was exactly what I wanted it to be.