Great movie, A lot of good action, and fun all around. I was really worried about them messing the genre up by being too modern..but i think it was a really good effort...i'm really into a lot of old school samurai, king fu, and martial art movies, and this one was about as good as a modern day ninja film could be...lot's of gore and violence, which is great to me, simply because too many movie water down the violence in an attempt to draw in younger audiences, but this film knew exactly who their target audience was...and received a standing ovation as a result...if u are expecting <more>
Rain is not only hot and funny in it but you can tell the amount of training he had was tough, Sho Kosugi gives a great performance & in English as leader of the clan.In general a great production & direction, it gives praise to the classics of it's genre. Tho there are kids in it doing martial arts which are pretty good actors as well Don't bring yours to see this movie, unless you don't mind them watching the hyper violence, which the public I screened the movie with enjoyed quite much; those swords are pretty sharp, trust me.by the end the audience had applauded, <more>
cheered, LOL, and where very quiet in those sad moments of Raizo's childhood.Certainly recommend it.
This was my type of film. Non stop action, interesting and believable martial arts scenes and other aspects I won't mention because they could be spoilers. I found the story realistic and believable. I felt the lead actors were excellent. I was really impressed with Rain. I had never heard of him before this movie. When I researched him I found out that he was in Speed Racer I have the DVD, but had not watched it and so I watched the movie and enjoyed his part in that one also. I can't figure out why the major critics didn't give this movie high marks, however several critics <more>
mentioned that NINJA ASSASSINS is redundant leading me to believe they didn't understand the movie at all. The lead character is a NINJA who kills other NINJAS and other NINJAS are trying to kill him.
Lots of blood and guts you know it's going to be bad when the first scene involves decapitation and blood spurting everywhere but all around I enjoyed the movie. I went in with an open mind, after only seeing one movie trailer I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised I liked it as much as I did. If you're not into very violent movies, this isn't for you. It was action packed and pretty intense, squeezing in an actual storyline with all the gore was pretty seamless. The fight Choreography was fantastic and the cinematography was beautiful reminiscent of the <more>
Kill Bill series as far as blood and choreography . The last fight scenes have to be my favorite out of any action/martial arts film and had me in awe. The lead actor Rain does a good job and the overall storyline was fairly well written. I read that the screenplay was rewritten in 50some hours, I'm not sure what it was before but the outcome was decent. All in all, a good flick and I recommend it highly.
After reading a couple of reviews, i was prepared to come out of the theatre disappointed, but what i saw on screen was a fantastic homage to a a genre that has become a bit of a joke... the Ninja is back! I cannot understand why this movie could get a negative review. You are paying money to watch a film about violent assassins and this is exactly what you get. Blood by the bucket load, dismemberment, decapitation, all the things you would expect from a Ninja movie. I would pay to watch this again, and can only hope that 18 rated movies are not a thing of the past, and that this one does <more>
well at the box office so a sequel can be made.A must see.
One of the best and very messy ninja films of all time. (by evilresident097)
Plot: When Raizu Rain was just a child he was kidnapped by the Ozunu Clan and trained to become one of the most notorious types of assassin: a ninja. But when he was still in training, his friend was killed and later Raizu betrayed Lord Ozunu Sho Kosugi and his clan of ninjas. Now Raizu must protect Europol agent Mika Coretti Naomie Harris , who has discovered the clan and made herself a target for Ozunu. What follows is an hour and forty minutes of full blown carnage and mayhem, ninja style.It may sound wacky, but this sweet adrenaline rush shouldn't be missed. The plot is pretty hazy, <more>
and that ends up being the only fail point for the entire film. The action is INSANE. Every fight scene/shootout is really fast paced and action packed. It's also very gruesome and gory. In the first scene, a group of everyday thugs get decapitated, dismembered, and impaled with nasty ninja instruments of destruction. And don't forget the limbs flying all over the place in nearly every fight scene.All in all, don't let that rancid "New Moon" hype keep you from buying a ticket to 99 minutes of pure ninja fun. And for all the squeamish, please don't forget your barf bags as well. This ain't no kiddie ride. I give it a 9 out of 10.
only 1 ninja was harmed during the making of this film, the rest of them were killed (by The-Arbiter)
First off I would like to say that anyone who thinks this movie sucks because it has very little plot is an idiot.Now let me tell you what Ninja Assassin isn't.Its not a serious thinking movie, it's not a Gandhi, it's not a Saw type movie.And it isn't a Twilight that's for sure.The reason why Ninja Assassin is so friggin cool is because you know that the people making this movie had one thing in mind... Have a ton of Ninjas kill each other. Ninja Assassin is a fun guys night out type movie, at least that's how I saw this movie. Though some people walked out booing I <more>
walked out cheering because I came in and honestly just wanted a huge body count and a ton of blood and boy did they deliver.My only major critique was the CGI blood... Though there were gallons of it coming out they could have stepped it up some more...In a way this movie was like Rambo...Equal budget of 50 million, unbelievable carnage and pure fun... But the difference is that its acrobatic, its hacking slashing, gallons of blood and Ninjas with blades on chains ...So all in all a solid 8/10 for me.PS. Watch out for the opening scene and the police station scene because those scenes are epic awesome.
This movie is as cool as ninja can get ! The action sequences are jaw dropping, the choreographies are stunning, the chases are pulse accelerating.The story begins in a building where a yakuza henchmen is getting himself a tattoo. As they argue about trivial things, the clan receives a letter with black sand inside. The tattoo master warns them about their imminent death, but they laugh at him. The next scene is one of the goriest one I've ever seen. The ninja hired to assassinate them makes salsa out of their body. Ninja Assassin. The plot is centered around two federal agents who are on <more>
their way to reveal the secret ninja society. Their lives are in great danger as this secret must be preserve at all cost by the clan. Raizo Rain just escaped from his clan and wants to protect Mika, one of the two agents, as a way to redeem himself from all the sins he's done.As this story spins and runs, we get to see a young orphan Raizo grow up in a Ninja clan lead by his sadistic master who brutalizes his students to prepare them for the path that a ninja have to walk.All in all this movie was hands down an awesome Ninjitsu experience, with enough blood to keep fans satisfied.8/10 !For information on all martial arts visit my website: MartialArtScene
This is by far the best ninja movie I have seen.Right from the very beginning this movie is up in fast pace, action-filled and soaking in blood. There is a lot of bloodshed in this martial arts fest.The story of the movie is good and keeps going at a good pace, so you never feel bored. Of course the story is straight forward and have no surprise twists to the plot - but an action movie of this caliber doesn't need plot twists.The martial arts choreography and fighting scenes are brilliant, fast and hard punching. There are lots of really cool weapons being used in the movie as well.There <more>
is just one bad thing to the movie, and that is why would an ancient clan of Japanese ninjas speak English? It makes no sense, as Japanese people are bound to traditions. But of course, I suppose this is kept in English to reach a wider audience. But had they actually done it in Japanese, there would be a much more wholesome feel to the movie. And also, again why would a Japanese clan take in non-Japanese children and train as ninjas?Anyway, the cast of the movie is good, and it is refreshing to see new faces to the martial arts scene. The dialogue is straight to the point, no clumsy, half-hearted dialogue going on here, which also helps the movie to keep going.So if you like ninja movies and action movies, this is definitely a movie you cannot allow to miss out on. Top notch action from beginning till end. But do take notice that there is a lot of blood in this movie!