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Ninja Assassin follows Raizo (Rain), one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge.
Does what it says on the shuriken.
Let's see this one is extremely gory....is fast paced.....has some impressive action scenes....and has 100s of deadly ninjas....what more could you want from a movie? Well how about a story that is slightly more believable?
In this one.....our hero (Rain) is a young ninja that turns his back on the ninja clan that raised him. Rain turns out to be the baddest ninja out there....as he protects Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean movies) who has been targeted for assassination by his old clan. Movie is pretty much action from start to finish....most is pretty impressive....just be prepared for lots and lots of blood and flying body parts.
Final thought. Although this is nowhere near a great movie....it is never boring and action fans will really enjoy. Probably not a good date night movie though.
When I first watched this I absolutely hated it. Goofy over the top action, terrible dialogues, way too dark scenery that made it hard to see what's happening and way too much CGI blood fountains. Somehow down the line the world changed to this movie's favour: First I got myself a big screen HD TV and a BluRay player, so I'm perfectly able to see what is going on and second I have seen so many movies with terrible CGI blood that this actually looks kinda amazing. Almost brilliant.
It's a completely over the top Ninja movie that is unapologetically and unnecessarily violent, has the look of a Wachowski movie, takes place in Berlin and features Sho Kosugi…
Figuring this was a no budget Eastern export I was pleasantly surprised with the pedigree of names and faces involved in this relatively entertaining CGI shit fest. The 300 aesthetic didn't work and much of the choreography is uninspired but the finale was super impressive, the lead was fine and Sho puts in a imposing turn.
I obviously prefer my ninja victims to be squibbed-up and prosthetically sliced but that's like lamenting over the death of Blockbuster Video. That's not to say I didn't appreciate the constant and copious bloodletting, limb dicing and throwing star stabby action.
I've also got an uneasy feeling I will end up re-watching this movie and be singing its praises before long. Like everyone else, I just love Ninja's.
If you hate this movie then you are a cold and evil bastard who should go back to making out with your Wes Anderson bluray collection.
A silly plot, yes, but tremendous amounts of comicbook violence (every person dying looks like he has a balloon full of blood strapped to his body), cool fightscenes and Sho Kosugi. Yeah, Sho! Entertaining as hell.
The Wachowski siblings produced and James McTeigue directed Ninja Assassin is probably the closest we will ever get to seeing a movie adaption of the Ninja Gaiden games.
The South Korean popstar and actor Rain stars as Raizo, a rogue Ninja who fights against the members of his old clan who serve as secret assassins for governments and anyone with enough gold.
And Raizo slices his way through dozens upon dozens of foes here. With frequent usage of swords, kicks, punches or his favourite weapon, a kusari-fundo knife, Ninja Assassin becomes one over the top gore-fest.
A lot of the gore, be it blood or flying limbs, is CGI but thanks to the slick, stylised look that works surprisingly well.…
Fun ninja movie. Over-the-top gore akin to Tarentino, but not done as well.
Some interesting action, but failed to get me invested.
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REVISITED: This movie starts out perfect with a cold open that feels like it's out of a horror film where they build the up the legend and make ninjas very scary. Then it takes about 30 to 40 minutes for the movie to get that cool again as we have to deal with a pointless investigation story line as well as a bunch of flashbacks that I just don't think helped the movie that much but if you must put these things in my ninja movie then at least put one or two action scenes in there to break up the monotony of that stuff. When the action does happen it's…
Ninjas are cool but the story was pretty dire, only the gory action scenes make this film worth any time, luckily most of the film is action scenes so it's pretty satisfactory
I Thought this was pretty fun. Nothing great not 5 stars but rewatchable. Not a fave but still pretty good.
A bad movie, yes... But such an awesome bad movie!
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If I was 8 years old, this would be the best movie I've ever seen.
graduating from the Wachowski School of Visual Art this is some real interesting work from mcteigue. no Speed Racer, by any means, but in choosing to employ CG as just another layer in which to highlight & guide your eye with motion (the blades & blood locked in a constant dance), this playful ode to the kinetic can be a genuine delight -- ninja's being an apt means to this end, similarly fetishizing control & craft.
not that there aren't way better, more deserving voices we could champion but i bet this dude's got a real good film in him if gets another shot with something this big & weird.
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