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Hirokin: The Last Samurai (2012)

Hirokin (original title)
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A reluctant samurai with a dark past sets off on a mission to fulfill his destiny.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wes Bentley ... Hirokin
Jessica Szohr ... Orange
Angus Macfadyen ... Moss
Laura Ramsey ... Maren
Julian Sands ... Griffin
Mercedes Manning Mercedes Manning ... Terra
Justin Shilton ... Cain
Rodney Charles ... Honsu
Esteban Powell ... Sevren
Newton Kaneshiro ... Airborne
Max Martini ... Renault
Rowena Zirbel Rowena Zirbel ... Pheon
Daz Crawford ... Kore
Robert Fleet ... 1st Rebel Leader
Lauren Mo-Sun ... Audowen
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On a planet where humans must scavenge the post-apocalyptic barren wasteland, Hirokin, a reluctant samurai with a dark past sets off on a mission to fulfill his destiny. Having fought to the death to save his wife and son from the planet's evil dictator, Griffin, and his elite army of warriors, the lone samurai is left for dead in the vast desert. Armed with his samurai blade Hirokin is forced to choose between avenging the murder of his family and fighting for the freedom of his people. As he goes into war he'll discover a shocking revelation about his family leaving revenge running through his veins. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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The fate of man lies in the hands of a warrior.


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6 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Hirokin: The Last Samurai See more »

Filming Locations:

Dumont Dunes, California, USA See more »

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Hirokin Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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A dying Hirkon visioning himself walking through a field after fighting and defeating Griffin is a nod to the 2000 film "Gladiator". A dying General Maximus, after fighting and defeating Commodus, visions he is walking through a field towards his wife and son. See more »

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An irredeemable waste of good potential
27 June 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Hirokin did have a good idea going for it, unfortunately it now joins the already quite big pile of movies that badly executed their good ideas. The best thing about it is some exotic scenery, but that's it. And even then you can't really enjoy it because the camera work and editing is so lazy and amateurish. The special effects are also rather unfinished looking and like they were shoe-horned in pretty much last minute, and the choreography and fight scenes have no energy or momentum, just clumsily done all round. The music is at best generic, it can be annoying also and it doesn't sound as though it entirely fits with everything else. Hearing the dialogue, I got the impression that the writers didn't bother to make sure that what they wrote actually made any kind of sense, it just rambles on, sounds awkward and often doesn't seem to really mean anything. The story aside from being highly derivative is dull, lacking in any thrills or fun and so predictable to the extent that you are constantly correctly guessing what happens next. There is nothing interesting or likable about the characters here, they are little more than severely underwritten archetypes, especially the villains that are among the most laughable of any movie. The acting is terrible especially the bland and wholly unheroic lead(he has the looks but not the acting chops), even Julian Sands, most likely the most well-known actor in the cast, manages to give a flat and really quite insipid performance. Angus Macfadyen likewise. Overall, Hirokin did have good potential that is wasted by really bad execution. Not the worst I've ever seen, but you'd be hard pressed to find anything redeeming regarding the movie. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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