Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ninja Assassin

When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I thought it looked pretty interesting. The notion of growing up and being trained to be a ninja as a kid sounded very intriguing. With all these "assassin" type movies out there, it kind of made me wonder - are these people real?

Let me just warn you about the film - it feels very low budget. From the very beginning, it just felt that way. There is some corny dialogue and some scenes that just makes watching the movie feel like a B movie. (If you've seen the film, you'll know what I'm talking about).

Once I accepted that, it made it easier to watch the film. Going into it, I knew it was not going to be an over the top movie - I didn't have high expectations for it.

Surprisingly, I found myself entertained. All through the film, there is a lot of action and lots of large explosions. The fighting scenes alone were very entertaining to watch.

As for the story line, it was ok. I think it could have been done better and presented well. Though, the concept was very interesting. I just think they could have gone deeper into the story and the background. (If you've seen this film, I think they did a good job of presenting the story well).

Overall, I think this was an ok film to watch. Would I recommend paying to see it? It depends. If you're really in the mood for an action type movie and there's not much else out there you'd like to see, I'd say it's a toss up. If not, I'd recommend waiting till it comes out on DVD.

(Note: For another perspective on the film, check out my tweep's, Action Flick Chick, review).

Happy movie watching!

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Reel Whore said...

I agree it's an ok film, worth catching on NF when you're in the action mood.

Raizo's relationship story and Mika's ninja hunt story could have been stronger. Instead too much time seemed wasted on his ninja training flashbacks.

The action scenes did rock though. When Ozunu disappeared that first time in the final fight, you knew it was on!

clarabela said...

Sounds interesting. Maybe I will check it out.

Karen said...

I gotta check this out!

Film Gurl said...

I agree. I think it could have been done better, but it was ok overall. The action scenes were pretty cool, it really captured my attention!

Thanks everyone for stopping by! :)

Action Flick Chick said...

Being the action lover that I am, I absolutely loved this film. The plot wasn't the greatest but if you go in expecting an action driven, gory film, then it is a hella fun movie to see.

Film Gurl said...

I definitely agree! It had some cool action scenes, glad you enjoyed it! :)