History Film / FortySevenRonin

26th Jan '16 7:22:17 AM InsomniacWeasel
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Tengu swords, but only in the hands of a brave and skillful warrior. In the hands of a coward, they become completely dull.

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* UncannyValley: The tengu, rather than possessing their traditional, long-nosed masks (which the filmmakers must've thought would look silly to a Western audience) appear to be freakish bird-human hybrids, with a nose that's somewhat between a human one and a fleshy, pointy beak. Combined with their yellow bird eyes and monotone speech, the end result is very creepy.
26th Dec '15 2:28:25 AM SutairuMasuta
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Outcast from society and enslaved due to being half-Japanese, half-British, a man named Kai (Creator/KeanuReeves) encounters the eponymous ronin. They, of course, are samurai out to get revenge for the death of their master. His killer, Lord Kira, is allied with a wicked witch (Creator/RinkoKikuchi) who controls supernatural forces threatening the land which Kai and the ronin must defeat.
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Outcast from society and enslaved due to being half-Japanese, half-British, a man named Kai (Creator/KeanuReeves) encounters the eponymous ronin.ronin, led by Oishi (Creator/HiroyukiSanada). They, of course, are samurai out to get revenge for the death of their master. His killer, Lord Kira, is allied with a wicked witch (Creator/RinkoKikuchi) who controls supernatural forces threatening the land which Kai and the ronin must defeat.
7th Oct '15 12:07:09 PM Black_Diesel
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6th Apr '15 8:31:56 AM DeathMessenger
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*** Of course, Kai's fighting skills and magic abilities all come from ''Japanese beings'', as well as being raised from childhood among Samurai. Everything special about Kai comes from locals, so the MightyWhitey aspect is downplayed. If anything, his heritage is a huge problem, since people don't trust him. [[spoiler: And in the end, he dies just like all other Ronin.]]
6th Mar '15 8:29:46 PM jabberwocky1996
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* CostumePorn: Penny Rose's costumes look extravagant to say the least.
6th Mar '15 7:10:28 PM StarSword
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* TheKingslayer: During the climax battle in Lord Kira's castle, the leader of the ''ronin'' managed to defeat Lord Kira and take his head, signifying their victory.
22nd Jan '15 4:17:13 AM Nautilus1
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** The Shogun tells Oishi that they should be hanged as criminals due to disobeying his order to not seek vengeance for Lord Asano's death. However, because they were following the ways of Bushido and avenged their lord's murder, he allows them to die with dignity via {{Seppuku}}.
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** The Shogun tells Oishi that they should be hanged as criminals criminals[[note]]Execution by hanging during the Edo Period [[NightmareFuel was a pretty gruesome thing]], a combination of crucifixion, hanging and spearing to death.[[/note]] due to disobeying his order to not seek vengeance for Lord Asano's death. However, because they were following the ways of Bushido and avenged their lord's murder, he allows them to die with dignity via {{Seppuku}}.
19th Jan '15 11:04:08 AM Damar
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* WretchedHive: The port town that Oishi visits after being released from the pit to find Kai, who's now being forced to fight to the death in a ring.
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* WretchedHive: The port town 'Dutch Island', an artificial atoll made from European trading ships that Oishi visits after being released from the pit to find Kai, who's now being forced to fight to the death in a ring.
9th Jan '15 9:26:56 PM damus2300
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* RealitySubtext: Keanu Reeves is biracial Caucasian-East Asian descent, and thus his character was written as such too.
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* RealitySubtext: RealLifeWritesThePlot: Keanu Reeves is biracial Caucasian-East Asian descent, and thus his character was written as such too.

* SoleSurvivor: Oishi's is given a last minute reprieve.
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* SoleSurvivor: Oishi's son is given a last minute reprieve.
9th Jan '15 9:25:13 PM damus2300
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Keanu Reeves is biracial Caucasian-East Asian descent, and thus his character was written as such too.
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: RealitySubtext: Keanu Reeves is biracial Caucasian-East Asian descent, and thus his character was written as such too.
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