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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wes Bentley ... Hirokin
Jessica Szohr ... Orange
Angus Macfadyen ... Moss
Laura Ramsey ... Maren
Julian Sands ... Griffin
Mercedes Manning ... Terra
Justin Shilton ... Cain
Rodney Charles ... Honsu
Esteban Powell ... Sevren
Newton Kaneshiro 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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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

6 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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Hirokin review
20 June 2013 | by Al_The_StrangeSee all my reviews

This film's cover caught my eye: I wasn't expecting anything great, but I was at least enthralled to see some samurai dude on another planet hacking and slashing away at some aliens or something.

Surprisingly, there's not much hacking or slashing involved; a few cheap and stupid fights, but nothing more. One of the more inventive scenes involved the fighters chained to a post, and whenever the chain slackened, a big spike would come down and murder a hostage. Aside from that, the film came off as being rather dull.

The story didn't really captivate me either; it's full of dull and lifeless characters, going through the motions of some drama and plot that I really couldn't care about. The movie overall tried to hard to resemble films like John Carter and Prince of Persia, but both are miles better.

This film must have been made on the cheap. It sports okay, but never exceptional, photography and editing. Acting and writing are serviceable at times, but they are often marred with certain levels of cheese, amateurism, or plainness. This production uses a limited amount of sets, props, and costumes. Music is very generic too.

1/5 (Entertainment: Poor | Story: Very Poor | Film: Very Poor)


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