Pharos-Tribune

December 27, 2013

Movie preview: “47 Ronin”


Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements

Running time: 2 hr 7 min

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shibasaki Kou, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi

Plot: After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of ronin must seek the help of Kai — a half-breed they once rejected — as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors.