Medieval Japan is famous for the severe rules. The prince drugged by magical charms snatches on the cunning guest and is compelled to make ritual suicide. Found out insidiousness of the guest the former Samurais contrary to instructions of the shogun prepare revenge for deception and death of the owner. 47 disarmed shelters and ронинов are going to repay a bloody debt to the perfidious traitor – for this purpose they should collect all forces, to find the weapon, capable to cope with protection of the offender, and to make the way in the most protected lock of Japan …
Charles Rinsh’s name is not too known to the people who far from cinema or are interested in the industry superficially. The same who watches not only that in film production is already made, but also that else it is necessary to make, than the cinema becomes through five, ten, twenty years, Rinsh’s debut film expected for a long time. Why? Try to look in Youtube for Phillips combination – Gift or simply see Charles Rinsh’s commercials, and you will understand, what original young author waited for the chance at cinema. However, having seen the presented rollers, you for certain will ask a question: and what such futuristic directed, carried away by equipment and robots of people "forgot" in Japan the XVIII century? We have no answer …
Specially for the film on a set to London from Italy brought 300 escapes of the bamboo, everyone in height on 15 meters, and meter trees a bonsai age more than hundred years
Really, the project for a debut Rinsh chose not the most obvious – to it "Transformers" any to remove or «The Pacific boundary» but so it developed that the Japanese legend about vindictive orphan Samurais became the first for it. This legend is quite famous both in the Japan, and beyond its limits. Roniny mstiteli made an act which forced to doubt the accepted decision of the Supreme governor of the country of that time: on the one hand, ронины disobeyed its order which was directly forbidding revenge, with another – they made vengeance which was an obligatory part of the code бусидо, the set of rules of Samurais. A result of reflections of the shogun became соломоново the decision (it is a spoiler, but only for those who not in frets with history and literature) – ронинов the death, but from own hands in the course of honourable ritual сеппуку waited.
Charles Rinsh and the expert on special effects Christian Manz wanted, that in their film Japan looked how in Hayo Miyadzaki’s pictures. From here scenery, landscapes and Kirin’s mythical being – a Japanese unicorn
Actually the history of the Samurais who have lost mister is quite simple and by and large the Hollywood statement did not suit. Americans ignored it; in spite of the fact that in Japan the legend received not less than ten screen versions, over the ocean something was required bigger. Bigger was in addition in mysticism and Keanu Reeves history. Reeves should "sell" quite specific "national" cinema to the western viewer, and the mysticism – to add stories of mysteriousness, the drive and fear. With the first everything is quite sad – Keanu, unfortunately, long ago lost any actor’s drive. It still well keeps on a platform, keeps a form and from time to time whips the viewer a sad look, but does not light. It is heaviest to it to drag the film on itself alone, and in the presence of the one and only non Asian actor clearly that across the ocean it will pull "Roninov" on itself(himself). Here to be connected by the second component – mysticism, but also here everything is not so cloudless. With addition in a plot of the sorcerer, spiders, monsters, demons and ghosts instructive and even in something the philosophical legend from a parable turns into the teenage fairy tale a la "Hobbit" or "Narnia".
The last, however, it is rather "plus" of a picture, than its "minus". Yes, the morals left on the fifth plan, and with conclusions about honor and true service to the principles already it is somehow more difficult, but it became ready zrelishchny. It is visible that Rinsh with all the heart tried in the fighting scenes, appreciable the unaided look, he receives what pleasure from a portrayal of a powerful animal on which hunting in one of opening scenes, from curling flying silk which so quite often meets in its commercials, from steel of an armor and blades is conducted. And here with emotions to it it is difficult – love lines пунктирны though this superficiality can be written off on east coldness. To actors from it it is not simpler – they are at all deprived of individual traits, except for pair of leading characters. To watch them it is absolutely uninteresting, as also the history does not mean development of characters.