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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on December 28th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Keanu Reeves’ Samurai Movie 47 Ronin Bombs at the Box Office

It looks like Keanu Reeves dressing up as a samurai is about as successful as Tom Cruise dressing up as one:

Universal Pictures has acknowledged that “47 Ronin” is a loser, disclosing that it’s taken the ususual step of writing down some if its $175 million cost prior to the current quarter.

The samurai tentpole, starring Keanu Reeves, opened Christmas Day and is projected to earn under $20 million through Sunday — the worst debut for a $150 million-plus movie in 2013.  [Variety]

It seems like they would have had more success just producing a remake of Chushingura which was a great movie instead of this samurai meets Lord of the Rings bomb of a movie.

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  • Ranger1989
    12:34 am on December 29th, 2013 1

    I wish all the japs commit ritual sucide – that would My DAY! Hooooah!

  • Ranger1989
    12:39 am on December 29th, 2013 2

    Oooop, in all my excitement I meant – I wish all the japs would commit ritual sucide!! It would make my DAY! Wait until Abe & and war monger right wing party gains – I want see the faces of jap lovers when USA has another Pearl Harbor!

  • King Baeksu
    12:47 am on December 29th, 2013 3

    “I wish all the japs commit ritual sucide – that would My DAY!”

    But then what would all the Korean and Chinese otakus have to pleasure themselves with? Certainly nobody watches Korean or Chinese porn, which is practically designed to kill a woody — let alone raise one.

    Indeed, Japanese porn is probably the main thing preventing revolution in both countries.

  • ChickenHead
    12:58 am on December 29th, 2013 4

    “I wish all the japs commit ritual sucide – that would My DAY! Hooooah!”

    If you want to communicate your idea effectively, learn to spell, dummy.

    The correct spelling is not “sucide”… it is “sucKide”.

    …and, yes, a couple of those little Japanese schoolgirls in short skirts and those floppy socks committing a little suck-ide would make my day as well!

  • King Baeksu
    1:09 am on December 29th, 2013 5

    BTW, true story: Not only did my Chinese male graduate students admit in class to enjoying Japanese porn, or what they call “AV,” they even recommended the girls in class have a look at it themselves for “instructional” purposes.

    The Korean media can chest-thump all they want about the “Korea Wave” in China and other Asian nations, but we all know what the men in those countries are actually watching in the privacy of their own homes.

    Japanese “soft power” really is a kind of “hard power,” you might even say!

  • Leon LaPorte
    1:59 am on December 29th, 2013 6

    Samurai Jack.

  • Bob
    3:38 am on December 29th, 2013 7

    “Party on, Hiro!” ;-)

  • Glans
    4:44 am on December 29th, 2013 8

    I wish all the Japs defend Senkaku-shoto and concede Takeshima.

  • TUKTUK
    12:25 pm on December 29th, 2013 9

    “I wish all the japs commit ritual sucide – that would My DAY! Hooooah!”

    Even those like the mentally handicapped and the wee little babies?! You know, the ones who have absolutely no concept of why Koreans hate them. I love when Koreans say crap like that, and it ain’t just people like Tom either.

 

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