Film

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.