Excerpt: If you grew up in the 80?s, you?ll remember there was briefly a ninja phase in cinema. Sho Kosugi ruled the universe of Canon for one brief moment, and everywhere people were buying Tabbi boots. Children longed for shurikens, but would have to settle for the similarly-premised wacky wall-walkers.
Summary: Thanks to a perforated script, dull characters, and equally bland acting, the only thing 'Ninja Assassin' has going for it is its relentless over-the-top violence, and unfortunately even that disappoints by lacking tension, thrills, and freshness.
Summary: This is a true popcorn flick. If you bring your mind through the door of this cinema, it will leave in pieces thanks to some fantastic ninja moves. Rain impresses even if the story is a giant piece of swiss cheese.
Excerpt: To the guy who created digital blood effects, Ninja Assassin is a thank you. This is where your thought and technology is finally put to good use. Without you, audiences would have never seen someone’s head sliced in half at the jaw with a throwing star.
Conclusion: From its rather redundant title to its fire-born action sequences, Ninja Assassin makes its blood-soaked intentions known from the outset. However, I wasn't prepared to actually sink into its story.
Excerpt: Ninja Assassin is a pretty entertaining movie about a ninja who is an assassin. If you're seeing this movie for the right reasons, you don't need to know anything beyond that. The movie fulfills every ninja movie directive about putting action before story and beating up everyone in sight, then...
Excerpt: If Ninja Assassin boasted sexual content equivalent to its level of violence, it would be rated NC-17 and repulse even the most dedicated perverts. However, the MPAA is much more accommodating when it comes to wall-to-wall bloodshed than consensual relations between loving adults.