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.
Conclusion: 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: So here’s your decision you ultimately have to make. Are you OK escaping everyday life and enjoying some off-the-wall unbelievable martial arts action or would you rather be bored to tears sitting in a dark room watching The English Patient ? I know my answer to that question, but what’s yours?
Excerpt: The Film This 2009 kung-fu horror flick opens with an old man tattooing up a storm and talking about demons. What he's actually talking about, however, is a Ninja Assassin . Sadly, his rambling is the most coherent thing about this James McTeigue/Wachowski Brothers joint.
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: Korean pop star Rain stars as heroic, deadly Raizo. Trained from childhood in the way of the Ozunu Clan ninja, he is stalked by fellow warriors for breaking free of them and their iron-willed dojo patriarch and is on the run with a Europol agent who has proof the clan sells assassination services to...