Master Reeves?

OUT NOW! Keanu Reeves' 47 RONIN is no Kurasawa but awfully pretty. And that's about all.

47 Ronin comes to Berlin cinemas on January 30.

Keanu Reeves takes a swipe at a comeback with this huge retelling of an 18th-century Japanese tale; Kurasawa it most certainly ain’t but as big-scale MMA actioners go it’s an awfully pretty one. That said, the thing cost a fortune to make and early reports suggest that the gamble might prove a poor one. While celebrating such events can prove a cruddy sort of exercise, a backlash might just bring us closer to the day when Keanu finally puts down the Katana and picks up the surfboard again.

47 Ronin | Directed by Carl Rinsch (USA 2013) with Keanu Reeves. Starts Jan 30

Originally published in issue #124, February 2014.