47 Ronin (2013)
I finally had a chance to post this trailer. I heard about this movie months ago and I have been excited to see the trailer. Why have I been excited? Because I had heard rumors that Keanu Reeves was going to play a samurai.
The rumors are correct and I’m not quite sure what to think about this movie. I think it will either be hit or miss. Reeves could be an excellent samurai, however it appears like the film may be a little too far out.
Reeves plays an outcast who was enslaved and sold. His owners mistreat him and he is forced to fight. The enemies of his owners help him to break the bond of slavery and give him a chance for revenge.
The film is directed by Carl Rinsch and the rest of the noteworthy cast includes Rinko Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tadanobu Asano, Yorick van Wageningen, Togo Igawa, and Haruka Abe.
Reeves has not really been in a big movie since 2008. This film appears like it has potential. I’m a fan of Keanu and him playing a samurai is enough to make me want to see it.
The film is set to release this Christmas, 12/25/13.
Pacific Rim (2013)
The earth is under an attack from an alien invasion, so what do the humans do? We build giant robots to defend ourselves, of course. Is that not the obvious answer?
Another movie about an alien invasion has been made. This time, it looks like they mixed the movie with Transformers (2007) and Real Steel (2011). Apparently this is what writer and director Guillermo Del Toro thinks an alien movie should be like.
I for one, am pretty fed up with movies like this one. Just how extreme can we possibly make our special effects? They look so far out in this movie that it all looks fake and does not look interesting to me at all. This is just my opinion, I’m sure there are people out there that have marked the release date of this movie on their calendars and are planning a midnight showing, but I’m not that guy. I will gladly skip this movie. I’m sure it will make millions, but it won’t get any of my money.
The movie is set to release on 7/12/13.