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.
so this is where all the extra fake blood from halloween went to!
Though most of the gore in this movie is cgi or whatever, there are parts that are quite gross.....and i liked it.
Ninja Assassin is the story of Raizo(Rain) and his battle against the clan that made him who he is now...a freakishly resilient and lethal assassin.
Raizo was brought in as a young boy to train and master the skills it takes to be a true ninja assassin whatever. Through the years in training he grows close to a girl in his group and after something terrible happens to her, Raizo slowly begins to defy his master and eventually breaks free from the clan.
The rest of the story is about a police agent named Mika(Harris)as she tries to solve these murders that center around people hiring these assassin's to do the dirty work. As she enters deeper in the realm of the clan she quickly becomes a target herself as people above her head try to keep the clan a secret.
Soon enough Raizo and Mika are on the run as Raizo's old clan is trying to finish them both off...Raizo for defying the clan and Mika for investigating into the clan.
Of course there is more into the story but that is the main jist of it. Filled with plenty of violence and gore and even more gore, this film will keep you entertained until the credits roll.
I gave Ninja Assassin 4 outta 5 stars because it delivers exactly what you ask for throughout the film. The only downsides i can see now is 1. the amount of cgi blood at times is just comical, and 2. the ending fight sequence kinda makes you scratch your head and say to yourself...really? Other than that if you want to see a action packed gore filled kick ass flick, then this is the perfect one for you. Just dont go if you have a weak stomach. just saying
SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
also i know it says i gave it 3 stars on the side by my post but i meant to put 4, now ya know
At The Movies
Ninja Assassin (PG) * * * *
Director: James McTeigue
Stars: Rain, Naomie Harris
Studio: Warner Brothers
Audience Suitability: PG
Rating: * * * *
Release Date: Nov. 25, 2009
Running Time: 99 Minutes
Born to Kill!
By ROBERT WALDMAN
Fasten your seatbelts. Forget about all those sappy vampires and werewolves and ridiculous teenage love stories. Put your mind in gear for non-stop action with Ninja Assassin, a surprisingly good and engaging bit of nonsense from Warner Brothers guaranteed to give you a rush. Fight your way through long line-ups at Esplanade 6, Empire Studio 12, Colossus and Famous Players Silver City cites to get in on the fun.
Here the title says it all. 99 minutes flies off the screen as director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) pulls off a wondrous comic strip escapist treat forged in the past with major repercussions for the modern world. Ancient times reveal that a group of well-honed ninja fighters have been roaming the Earth for centuries. Flash forward to present day when one lone graduate is doing his dirty work in secrecy. Oops, check that. One individual investigator working for an Interpol-type organization somehow latches onto a mysterious death and through the course of lots of grunt work winds up in the fight of her life taking on unbelievable danger.
KOREAâ€™S RAIN KICKS BUTT AS AVENGER
Two reasons make Ninja Assassin a lot of fun. First, there are the outstanding martial arts fights. These battles never cease and though preposterous and over the top you canâ€™t deny their fun element. Cast as the awol assassin is Rain. Remember this manâ€™s name. Look for Rain, already a huge star in Korea, to become the next best big thing in martial arts/action movies and the rightful heir to Jet Li when this bright light begins to fade. Caught in the middle of a huge international conflict involving secret societies as a woman in a lot of trouble is government operative Mika Coretti. Underrated actress Naomie Harris (Street Kings) looks the part of a determined police official trying to solve a number of murders. Little does she know sheâ€™s about to enter the murky world of mysterious killers from the Orient.
Second, you have to credit a pretty interesting story. Attention to detail concerning the training of these elite fighters to life-altering events resulting from those sessions provides the incentive for whatâ€™s to follow. Scores of stuntmen bring the great heroics of this fight to light. Even the dialogue between the students and their master is so far fetched and corny those words speak volumes and will click big time with audiences who like this murderous mayhem.
ELABORATE MARTIAL ARTS SEQUENCES FULL IMPACT FUN
Take this movie in with a huge grain of salt. Park your brain at home and go with flow as the superbly choreographed fight scenes, which are all well-timed and surprisingly tense and high voltage, will have you leaping out of your seats. Even laughs erupt as the verbal exchanges and some of those body dismemberments are crude and funny in the extreme.
One never wants to make light of violent images or dismemberments. Unlike the Saw movies Ninja Assassin works at a pleasant, yes pleasant comic book level which means this is a movie to be enjoyed. Donâ€™t you dare try to do any of these stunts on your own as the actors hired to do all these fights are truly in fine physical form and will leave you shaking your heads not only in disbelief but with full approval.
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