Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rinko Kikuchi, Tadanobu Asano and Hiroyuki Sanada
Director: Carl Erik Rinsch
Running time: 127 minutes
Now showing in 3D at Cinema Magic, at Metroplex Mall in Naalya
Keanu Reeves makes a return to action-adventure as Kai, a role in which he is half-Japanese and half-British. He has to help the ronin, a group that once rejected him.
He is a fierce fighter and they need him on their side to fight their way across a savage world of the mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors.
Kai does not disappoint. As a former enslaved outcast, he proves to be the most deadly weapon, transforming into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.
The movie is based on the true story of the 47 ronin who had to fight to regain their freedom and were led by a slave they had once banished.
Entertainment website variety.com reported, “The film will tell a stylised version of the story, mixing fantasy elements of the sort seen in The Lord of the Rings, with gritty battle scenes akin to those in films such as Gladiator.”