Carl Rinsch’s first and only movie, 47 Ronin, comes out in 2013 from Universal Pictures. It is his first and only movie to date. Why? Because 47 Ronin was one of the most disappointing movies of that year and one of the most disappointing movies ever made.
The movie just made about $150 million, but it was said to have cost $225 million to make. The movie was a huge financial failure, and neither critics nor audiences liked it very much. Now, Netflix has given us a sequel that no one asked for, and it seems to have the same bad luck as the first movie.
Ron Yuan directed the movie Blade of the 47 Ronin, which stars Anna Akana, Mark Dacascos, Teresa Ting, Mike Moh, Dustin Nguyen, and Daniel Southworth.
The movie is about Luna, a young outcast who gets caught in the middle of a war between clans over an old magical weapon called “The Witch Blade.” Anna will be taken care of by one of the clans because they think that, as the last descendant of the 47 Ronin, she is the only one who can fulfill an old prophecy.
It seems strange to make a sequel to a movie that wasn’t very popular or successful, so when Blade of the 47 Ronin was announced, it was a surprise. But after seeing the finished product, it’s clear that the movie only tied itself to the 2013 movie because it needed some kind of support to be made.
Right now, only franchises matter in Hollywood, even if that means being part of a bad one. Both in terms of story and quality, Blade of the 47 Ronin has very little to do with the original. The original movie looked great, but it didn’t have a good story or interesting characters.
Blade of the 47 Ronin is the same as the original, but it doesn’t have the same amazing graphics. The movie feels like a low-budget, straight-to-video movie, and it sometimes takes itself way too seriously for what it can do.
Is Blade of the 47 Ronin 2022’s most cringe-worthy movie? Yes, it probably is, because the script is bad and the actors are bad, so the story doesn’t make sense and the dialogue doesn’t make sense.
One of the first things you’ll notice about Blade of the 47 Ronin is how unlike a movie it is. Ron Yuan is a very skilled actor and performer, but he doesn’t have much power as a director.
Here, you can see that he really has no experience making action movies. So, a movie that could at least show off the great work of stuntmen and action doubles turns into a slow series of fights that have nothing to do with the story the movie is trying to tell.
The movie also doesn’t have its own style. It looks like the movie is happy to take parts from other movies and media and thinks that’s enough to give it its own style.
The John Wick movies are always in the back of people’s minds because this movie tries to copy the neon look that has made the John Wick movies stand out. But the neon color scheme isn’t done as subtly, and when you can see lights on the walls and floors that aren’t there for any other reason, the illusion falls apart very quickly.
The movie also seems to be trying to be like an anime, which makes for some of the most cringe-worthy parts. Since anime is a form of animation, it can be exaggerated in ways that live-action can’t. So when Blade of the 47 Ronin tries to make its characters look and act like anime characters, it ends up with characters that don’t make sense and moments that have the opposite effect of what was meant.
Most scenes have no shape at all. Especially at the beginning of the movie, when Yuan can’t fill the time by fighting. At this point in the movie, when the characters need to talk and show who they are, the script and dialogue just don’t do any of those things.
Here, it becomes clear that the movie has really bad acting. For example, Anna Akana, who plays the main character in the movie, isn’t very good. It makes you wonder why she or her character is the main character of the story when Teresa Ting’s performance and character are much more interesting.
The costumes are another thing that hurts the movie. We’re dealing with a group of samurai who belong to a secret society and still dress like they did hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
It seems like a lazy way out not to do the work to update the look of samurai for the modern world. The fact that many of the characters have different hair colors is another sign that the movie wants to be a live-action anime but doesn’t know how to do it.
The 47th Blade Ronin is a bad attempt to make a franchise out of an IP that has already been shamed. The movie has bad acting and boring action scenes, and other than Dan Southworth walking around dressed as Vergil, there aren’t many things to save from it.