Last Knights (2015) - Action, Adventure, Drama

Hohum Score

87

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A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: Kazuaki Kiriya
Stars: Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman
Length: 115 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 32 out of 148 found boring (21.62%)

One-line Reviews (132)

Its very very predictable and offers no suspense or thrill.

Despite this being a pretty generic and formulaic movie that revolves around the warriors code of honor.

However, a few that come to mind are: banal, boring, commonplace, regurgitated, dismal, pitiful and feeble.

What happens in between, can only be described as long winded and excruciatingly dull.

There is no story really, the movie just plows along...

Most importantly of all though, it is an exercise in storytelling excellence - everything on screen is there to serve the plot, which is an engaging one.

The duty, honor, and sacrifice part gets tedious, because their version of these ideas are decidedly Asian-influenced.

The ending twists were unexpected !!!

) and even worse with some very cliché "romance".

Again, the major flaw was the lack of character relational development left the interaction somewhat stiff and uninspiring.

Clichéd and wooden dialog, predictable storyline and overused effects.

The actors were excellent and compelling.

Last Knights can easily be divided into three acts, the first being the introduction of each character and the injustice they must face, the second which takes up most part of the film centers on the build-up of each character, and the third part of the film and by far the most exciting is the climax where vengeance is coming.

I think it was a very enjoyable film, especially if you subscribe to the idea of a having a Code.

All of the characters, including the protagonist, are just boring and unimaginative.

Except, it is a confusing mess of the most overused clichés.

The story is cliché but it's also a good kind of cliché - which is to say that there are a lot of elements to the story that are enjoyable to watch time and time again.

watchable But slow in too places....

First, people who want pure action are turned off by the lull in the middle where the endgame is prepared.

And just like in Game of Thrones, there are slow moments and episodes with very little action.

Feels awkward to say that I give this movie 4 because it was well made so I rather put it that this movie lost 6 stars because it was boring.

The discussion about originality is so cliché and very annoying.

Unlike most movies, this movie was, for me unpredictable enough times to impress me, and apparently enough for me to continue writing simply to add my 10/10 rating.

Done similarly to Kurosawa films such as Throne of Blood & Rashomon in that some scenes are drawn out for dramatic affect.

The style of the moving was exciting.

The story is terribly slow and lacks intensity.

It was entertaining .

Many people may favor: 47 ronins, the last samurai or other higher rated movies but those disappointed me as ending with such a cliché which the director tried to hide with some artifice (history, fantasy...

Enjoyed it - reminder to the Powerless .

The film was all wrong From the badly narrated introduction to the choice of actors to roles, the film was like a poor man's recreation of 2004 Clive Owen Film King Arthur (which was actually entertaining) Nobody throws people out their castle and burns it if they are going to move into it themselves.

Characters in Fog land are bland, without history or soul, just like pictures in a book, a black and white book where every race comes around, Oriental, Occidental, you name it....

The title doesn't inspire much does it, much like the drab 'First Knight', remember that?

but with medieval knights, so predictable I'm amazed it hasn't been done already.

So this flick gets 7 stars for a good but unoriginal plot, authentic period visuals if not linguistics, and a satisfying but predictable resolution.

movie tries to do everything and accomplishes anything but sheer boredom.

But this was pointless.

Pointless plot that ends in a fizzle .

It does get fairly heavy on the drama side of things, which leads to some boredom in places.

But those movies contain also much "annoying" cliché and historical incorrectness.

Fascinating and breathtaking as a great action movie must be.

The action is delivered quite well and it makes up for some of the tedious pacing during the first 80 minutes of the film.

Rather Dull .

Mr. Freeman narrates a slightly confusing opening that sets the stage for a multi-racial time period that is generically referred to after the "great wars".

We've seen the film played out many times before and that makes the pacing of the film feel incredibly tedious because we know what is going to happen next.

First scenes are pretty exciting and plot gets you but after a while it becomes boring as there is not action.

This Unattractive "Style" has been so Overused in the Last 25 Years or so that any Attempt to pull this off as an Artsy" Attempt at Conveying a Mood has long since been Dismissed by its Banal Boredom.

and shorten the viewing time enough to make it more enjoyable.

The premise is far too predictable, more so if you have watched 47 Ronin, the screenplay almost mirrors one another.

A few words sum this movie up quite adequately, those being, slow, droll, drab and well, slow and just plain mediocre.

It just seemed to drag on for way too long, and while it did finally pick up the pace in the end, it was simply trying to be something that it wasn't.

Below good, but entertaining .

The story as said before is both slow and bland; is this an action film?

Save your money and pay to see something else or buy a bottle of wine and read a book because Game Of Thrones on the big screen this is not.

The enjoyable portions of this film take place in the first and last twenty or so minutes.

Honestly, this film was rather boring.

This was a waste of time that left a bad taste in my mouth at the end.

Ii contains a colorful and evocative photography shot in Czech Republic , though sometimes dark cinematography by the great Spanish cameraman Antonio Riestra who has photographed nice films as Mama , The bachelors , Katmandu , Lidice , Black bread, Stephanie , Eloise ,and The face of love .

They are simply bored waiting for the next sword fight and have no care for the story at all.

Of course i was waiting for a gladiator slash ronins slash king Arthur movie, but i immediately though : damn'it it will be a some sad, full of cliché movie.

It got mind blowing stupid,when they can't even form a proper phalanx,when they have all the shields they need for it.

At least, the last knights is clearly announced as a cliché movie and I enjoyed it as such.

Some of the fighting near the end, while good, was always in the dark, blurry, too fast and hard to follow who were the good guys vs the bad guys.

Add to that lots of predictable stirring emotional moments of death, happiness and vengeance in a flurry of fast paced thrills n spills.

Uninspired, slow-paced and dull ...

Quite entertaining but very predictable plot full of clichés.

You have these men living by a code of honor similar to the samurai, but there is nothing fresh or unique about the idea because the entire story becomes completely predictable and generic.

If you are bored...

But if you want great storytelling that is engaging and emotionally rewarding, then this is definitely a film to watch.

The plot structure is so predictable, you could say it was written by a "revenge movie generator" software.

This movie is really bad, dreary and not well made .

Boring?

This is mature action film and the slow story in the middle is just as epic as the two really cool action scenes.

It's boring, slow and unimaginative.

Still, the cast as well as cinematography produce nice atmosphere, especially in latter half, just making Last Knights a moderately enjoyable popcorn flick.

Because that title has already been used (for a film that bore almost no resemblance to the Japanese original at all) the Japanese references have been removed.

What a fantastically dreary film.

Slow, and a real grind - Mediocre .

It has a great start, compelling first act, and action-packed final act that makes it worth it.

Despite good leads, the end result is a weak film with an extremely slow pace.

I understand the comparisons to 47 Ronin, but while that movie bordered on plain silly, (even though I enjoyed it), Last Knights gives you more of a Gladiator feeling.

Entertaining but very predictable.

Very good and enjoyable.

Expecting the unexpected.

If fighting scenes are all you look for in a film like this then yes, it might feel boring to you.

OK, lots of stuff can be told about this movie: full of cliché, slow narration, unrealistic swordplay, improbable crossing between knights and samurais, etc. But I enjoyed it as an entertainment.

So, yes, you have already read reviews about how the movie was ruined with the slow boiling plot building in the middle.

This one is so convoluted, so incomprehensibly lacking in passion, and so monotone, that I now have to turn away and puke.

That is what actually makes the final climax scene quite entertaining.

In-between you have the story and builds up to the exciting final action packed climax.

Well, boring, and in parts difficult to accept.

That will yield a quite entertaining movie and the only two complaints I have is one that the Emperor is played by a sub-par actor with weird accent.

The pacing is slow, creating a rather bloated runtime.

The best way to describe it would be, if you ever did as a child, folding a piece of paper multiple times and passing it around a table with each person drawing a bit based only on the edge of what the previous person drew.

A lot of movies go overboard with sexual scenes that is just a waste of time.

It was, for me, an enjoyable, solid, and faithful retelling of 47 Ronin, with a unique European/Samurai/Byzantine/Hollywood setting.

The middle, yes was a little contrived but to be honest (please don't judge me), it was well done and suspenseful enough for me not to 100% know which way it would go.

Instead it takes its time weaving the threads that will lead to its fourth quarter twist (known to anyone familiar with the tale) and action packed final act.

Although I'm a huge fantasy fan (sure, there were a lot of elements missing to make this a real fantasy-movie), I still felt it was just an ordinary and boring medieval knight story with a denouement that you could see way in advance.

I watched it with a group of friends and we enjoyed it, and stayed focus on the film.

I enjoyed it.

It is made big scale with some breathtaking and spectacular battles such as the final assault on the impregnable fortress .

Take any fantasy movie and remove all the pleasant and entertaining elements such as wizards, dragons, orcs, elves, other mythological creatures and mystical circumstances, and as a result you get a dull movie like "Last Knights".

Outhere's a lot of knight's movie for all tastes but equal of boring.

Maybe if its the 8th movie you've seen in your life you'll like it but if you have any expectations, don't waste your time.

Dull?

I also think people are tired of "extreme slashing" sword fighting scenes where armors are completely pointless as everyone gets easily cut with a single swing and drop dead.

Enjoyable!

This was instead really dreary.

Beautiful, Intelligent, Elevates Values, Entertaining, Heroes, deep Love, etc. .

What's extra-ridiculous is a "twist" that comes which even though might be unexpected comes as utterly pointless.

The location work is also breathtaking at times with some amazing landscapes all captured against some stunning weather conditions.

Aksel Hennie in particular makes this a film something worth watching closely.

It's kind of slow and familiar, so much so that soon you will get impatient and start asking the movie to get down to business.

It was entertaining.

A total waste of time and space?

A Movie Worth Watching .

If you come to it expecting explosions and non-stop sword killings, then you are going to be disappointed, this is a slower paced affair.

Rousing and thrilling musical score accompanying perfectly to action from Ramgotra and Martin Tillman.

Really good, and enjoyable, highly recommend it .

While we do expect the inevitable (and the movie is predictable like that), it's still a nice build up.

Fantastic scenery, a handful of good actors and a setting that is perfect for an exciting fantasy film.

Features noisy action , strong rivalry , thrills , emotion , intense drama and a lot of sword-play .

The main problem is with the pacing that is really slow and makes you think you are watching a much longer film then you actually are.

Now don't get me wrong, I like medieval action films, and i like hack and slash films like 47 Ronin and The Seventh Son, but the drab monochromatic colors and the weird mix of sets, styles and actors made the whole movie feel disjointed and boring and the dull plot lets it down, which i found sad because the first 15 minutes showed great promise.

"Last Knights" is only enjoyable on the fight scenes.

Its script tries to engage with intriguing lines, and it's mildly successful.

Ramsey says, its bland bland bland .

It is a fascinating study of the uncompromising nature of a samurai under the code of Bushido.

This has inklings of being an epic, the cinematography was outstanding; the acting: excellent; the music signaled it being so; the fights: bloody, brutal and intense; the scene setups were masterful.

I was able to watch the whole movie because it had decent action, but the ending was a little confusing as well.

This movie isn't so bad, it's just not good, it's slow, lame and dull.

Bored night, fish supper and a couple of beers - better than coronation street - just .