The first trailer for '47 Ronin' left just as many people baffled as excited. After all, this movie looks downright nutty: Keanu Reeves as an inexplicably caucasian samurai leading 46 of his fellow warriors against all kinds of supernatural monsters is not something you get to see at the multiplex every day. While we can scratch our heads and wonder what this movie actually is all day, the new international trailer gets right to the point. Even with a language barrier, it makes it clear that '47 Ronin' is all about the monsters.
When it comes to comic book movie castings, this sort of outrage is nothing new. Just about every announcement comes with some sort of protest, as comic book fans have their own preconceived notions of what the big screen version of their favorite hero or villain should look and sound like.
'47 Ronin' is a movie that has had its fair share of troubles. The film was set for release last November before it was pushed back to February of this year and then again to Christmas Day. In between were rumors that the film was wildly overbudget and its director - Carl Rinsch - was removed from the film. But, all that will be forgotten if '47 Ronin' is actually a good film (see: 'World War Z'). But, is it a good film? Let's watch the trailer and see what we can find out.
In 'Speed,' we watched Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock save a speeding bus and its passengers from certain doom at the hands of a terrorist, played by the late Dennis Hopper. Almost 20 years later, we take a look back at the cast of this high-octane thriller and see what they're up to now.
After the 'Matrix' trilogy, Keanu Reeves became synonymous with stylized martial arts goodness, so it's no surprise that his directorial debut is all about tough men kicking the snot out of each other. The first trailer and poster for 'Man of Tai Chi' have arrived and if you're the kind of person who likes movies where shirtless men punch each other across rooms, you're going to want to check 'em out.
It's been almost a decade since Keanu Reeves wrapped up 'The Matrix' trilogy, and over five years since his 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' remake, and in the interim Reeves has kept quiet. Sure, he's done some indie films, and produced a documentary, but he's been off the big screen for a while. But now he's signed on to star in 'Passengers,' which will return him to science fiction.
Before he became a part of the pop culture consciousness as the totally rad Ted Logan in 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure' and skyrocketed to fame, Keanu Reeves had a bunch of smaller, less-noticeable roles. In today's Way Back When, we take a look at the career of a much younger Reeves, way back before Neo entered 'The Matrix.'
'47 Ronin' - the samurai tale starring Keanu Reeves - was originally set for release this November. It was then pushed back to February, 2013 claiming they wanted to "perfect the 3D" effects. But now the film is being pushed back even further - over a year after it was originally scheduled to hit theaters. So what gives?