DVD Review: Hirokin-The Last Samurai

Wes Bentley rehearsing his lines for “Hirokin: The Last Samurai”

Use the force, Luke.  I mean, Hirokin.  You are the last Jedi knight.  Whoops!  I mean samurai.

This cheap “Star Wars” knockoff has plenty of cheesy action including horrible sword fights and special effects that look they were invented in the 1950’s.  Maybe that’s because they were.

Hirokin (Wes Bentley) is a human warrior on the planet Aradius, a wasteland of sand and rocks that looks nothing like Tatooine, by the way.  He’s battling an evil emperor who kidnapped his wife and child.  And, he could actually wind up saving the entire planet and probably will by the end of this horribly staged sci-fi action flick that consumes (if you let it) a precious 105 minutes of your life.

The comparisons to Star Wars are too many to mention here.  But, may “the way” be with you.  This direct to video nightmare will have you hitting the eject button faster than light speed.  Grade: F

Fast Facts:

Street Date: November 6, 2012

Format: DVD and PPV

Runtime: 105 minutes

Rated: R for violence