We received a copy of the movie for review consideration but no compensation. These are our honest, unbiased opinions of the film.

She Says:
I was so excited to get the chance to review this movie because I had wanted to see it in the theater and didn't get the chance. Martial Arts films have always been a favorite of mine and it probably stems from the childhood memories of watching Black Belt Theater every Sunday in the 80s. The intersection of adrenaline pumping action scenes, rich culture, and fantastical/magical worlds all contribute to my remaining a fan of the genre. 

Enter 47 Ronin, which chronicles the 47 Samurai who are banished from their homeland after their master is killed. The story is wonderful and covers the themes of loyalty, mysticism, duty, good vs. evil and love. The scenery and costumes were stunning and brought back fond memories of my travels in Japan.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack of the movies, which was released on April 1st,  includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet so you can watch it on any of your devices. So glad that we now have this in our movie collection because I will definitely be watching it again!

He Says:
Let me start by saying that I'm not the world's biggest Keanu fan.  His monotonously monotone, stoned surfer dude voice just irks me, so I tend to watch his movies reluctantly.  Add to this the fact that I tend to get annoyed when, for seemingly no good reason, an American movie star is cast in a movie that they don't "belong" in.  Having said all that, fortunately the 47 Ronin story and the film are much more than just an hour and a half of listening to Keanu and watching him be Neo in feudal Japan.  As she said, the settings and costumes were rather amazing, and the story was complex (unlike an opera she just dragged me too). She is spot on with the themes, and I actually really enjoyed it.  Shocker.

You Say:
Now go watch the movie for yourself and tell us what you think! Need a little more to go on? Here's the trailer.

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