Release date: November 25, 2009
Release country: US
Ninja Assassin as the name suggests is about Ninjas and assassin and yes that’s all.
The opening scene when a ninja chops of half of the upper face of its adversary, you move to the edge of the seat in a lot of anticipation only to be disappointed.
This is story of clans who kidnap young kids and brutally train them to become ninjas. One of the ninja turns against his clan when his love is murdered. He then with help of Europol gets its clan terminated.
There are some beautiful fight sequences with swords but honestly the blood and gore is so much that you become indifferent to it. The scenes of training the children and scenes between the hero and his love are far too many while the scenes where the hero plans to use the Europol officers for his revenge are abrupt and lack detail.
The ninja flying, sword dancing and blood splattering action is good only if it was supported by similar proficient reasoning. In short, more was expected from director James McTeigue who is also the maker of the Matrix trilogy… the cult action movies…
My Rating: 2/5