While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order.Written by
Near the end of the film, during Mika's elaborate, large-scale wedding to Lord Kira, she is shown in an all white wedding kimono ensemble. In contrast, traditional Japanese wedding kimono colors are red or another rich color, such as purple or turquoise/teal. The only traditional Japanese wedding where the kimono is white (symbolizing purity) are Shinto weddings, which are small, private affairs, just family and close friends. See more »
Ancient feudal Japan, a land shrouded in mystery, forbidden to foreigners. A group of magical islands home to witches and demons. A nation of rival provinces whose lords were ruled by a shogun whose will is absolute. Peace in the realm is kept by the samurai, master swordsmen tasked with protecting their lord and their province at all costs. Should a samurai ever lose of fail his master, he suffers the greatest shame in all Japanese society. He becomes a ronin. And yet, to know ...
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The Universal spinning Earth begins normally, but after the camera backs away to show the full globe and logo it then slowly zooms back in with the Earth still spinning to Japan and the movies title is drawn over the Pacific Ocean. Clouds then obscure everything then clear as the view zooms in to Japan and the narration begins. See more »
47 Ronin was much better than I thought it would be. I really enjoyed it, and I don't understand all the very negative reviews. The movie was entertaining and had a good mix of story, action, and beautiful scenery & costumes. The movie runs about 2 hours that seemed to go by quickly. Sure, there were some things that could have been done better, such as Keanu Reeves acting, and several characters that would have benefited by additional development. One of the frustrating things is that the movie had the potential to be great had they hit the mark. But overall it was worth my investment of time and money, and I would definitely recommend this movie.
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