* out of **** From the director of "V for Vendetta", a masterful adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name, comes this unexpectedly awful movie. While the name suggests badass ninja fight scenes and plenty of assassinations, the film fails to build upon any of its promises. There is a whole lot of action but none of it is particularly fun or exciting. The only thing that really reminds me of "V for Vendetta" is the coloring of the blood which is … more
I don't know whether to be slightly embarrassed by the level of enjoyment I got from this as it's by no means a good film in the traditional sense of the word. The acting is by no means good and perhaps it doesn't need to be as it's obviously a film targeted at the gore loving adrenaline junkies of the 21st century. It fits well for its target audience and will undoubtedly, as it's done with me, draw in people who would consider themselves fans of "Good Cinema" and would usually turn their … more
Co-produced by the Wachowski Brothers (boy, these guys just like Japanese mythos) of the Matrix fame and with a screenplay written by Matthew Sand and J. Michael Straczynski (one of my favorite writers) I knew I just had to give “NINJA ASSASSIN” a look. Being a martial arts action fan, I know what I am talking about when it comes to high-flying action, moody Asian plot elements and mysticism. Director James Mcteigue’s film is a lot of fun and provides some needed action … more
I went into this movie not expecting a great storyline or great acting. I went into this movie expecting a lot of cool ninja fight scenes and bloody action. But to my surprise, I got all the action I wanted and a decent plot. Ninja Assassin is a fictional Ninja flick about an orphan boy who becomes a full fledge ninja assassin. As the movie progresses, it explains how, Raizo (or however you spell it), became the ninja he is today. It shows the brutal … more
Ninja Assassin is a 2009 American action/martial arts film directed by James McTeigue and starring Rain. The film was produced by Joel Silver and the Wachowski brothers, and filming took place in Berlin, Germany.
Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master.