Universal Pictures Germany
It cost a whopping 175 million dollars and was supposed to attract the masses to the cinemas as a top-class 3D spectacle — no, it had to. After all, the studios want to make money with their films. Instead, however, 47 Ronin gained dubious fame as one of the biggest box office flops in recent memory. We think: wrongly.
The fantasy adventure by Carl Rinsch , who incidentally hasn’t directed a film since then, grossed just $152 million, which is just enough for a production of this magnitude to recoup the marketing costs. On the other hand, Universal Pictures was left with the production costs. And the reviews were modest, to say the least: Eight years after its theatrical release, the film now has only 28 out of 100 points on MetaCritic and 16 percent positive ratings on Rotten Tomatoes . Catastrophic values, which in no way do justice to the martial arts fantasy spectacle. Who Amazon Prime Videohas subscribed and is not averse to the genre in principle, should therefore take the opportunity and have a quick look while it is still possible:
» «47 Ronin» on Amazon Prime Video *
After the film was recently dropped from Netflix , its days with the competition are now numbered. «47 Ronin» is only included in the subscription to Amazon Prime Video up to and including tomorrow (April 7, 2022). After that, DVD, Blu-ray and the VOD offer on the common streaming platforms have to serve as an alternative – but they then cost extra.
«47 Ronin»: A dark, surprisingly authentic fantasy epic
In the film adaptation of the famous story of the 47 masterless samurai (aka Ronin), the eponymous warriors, led by Oishi ( Hiroyuki Sanada ), swear to avenge their former lord Asano ( Min Tanaka ) — and throw themselves into battle side by side against his dark adversary Lord Kira ( Tadanobu Asano ) and his allies. At her side: Half-Blood Kai ( Keanu Reeves ), whom the samurai never quite accepted as one of their own, but could be of great support to the fighters on their most important mission.
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