47 Ronin

47 Ronin (2013)

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Corrected entry: Kira has Oishi, his worst enemy, trapped in a dungeon under heavy guard for an entire year, but suddenly decides to release him and send him off without even keeping a watch on him. And conveniently, this all happens just in time for Oishi to stage his revenge and prevent Kira's marriage to Mika.


Correction: He told his soldiers to break his hope. And He told him "you'll be released when I'll be married to the girl". But then, he has other plans than let Kira take his village. That's why he kept him alive. Just to let him watch this and be desperate.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Oishi and Kai escaped the slave fighting pit and they are both walking alongside their horses, talking to each other, they stand still and Oichi gives clothes to Kai. Afterwards, Oishi gets on his horse from the horses' right side, while having his sword strapped in his belt. The whole reason we (the people of today) still get off and on horses from the left is exactly because of swords. Swords were carried on the left, which meant you'd have to get on your horse from the left for the sword not to be in your way. Oishi does the complete opposite to stay in the shot with Kai. A little later Kai gets off his horse from the right side to stay in the shot with Oishi. (00:49:40)

Correction: He successfully mounts the horse, doesn't he? There's no law against mounting a horse this way, nor is it physically impossible. Something being awkward does not make it a mistake.

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Plot hole: Every single one of the ronin are portrayed as being extremely lax with their most prized possession, their swords. When they first gather, one of the ronin tells Oishi "We do not have any swords", whereupon Oishi casually hand over his own. First of all, only the most poverty-stricken and desperate ronin sold their swords, as giving up one's sword was the ultimate humiliation for a samurai, it was a denial of both one's status and legacy. Secondly, selling your sword would mean never being able to be employed as samurai again, or even to be hired as a temporary bodyguard. Thirdly, swords were often inherited from one's father, or given as personal gifts by parents or lords, not something one would willingly give up. It is possible a few of the ronin would have been driven to selling or otherwise losing their swords, but not every single one of the 50+ ronin who gather. And those who still had them would be extremely loathe to even lend them to others.


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