Raizo (Rain) is a young ninja and was trained to be an assassin since he was orphaned. The deadly assassin decides one day to turn his back on the orphanage, Ozunu Clan, a secret society, that took him in and raised him as a killer. He prepares to exact revenge for the execution of his friend by the Clan, and tries to bring them down with the help of Europol agent Mika Coretti (Naomie Harris).
Ninja Assassin sole purpose is for you to enjoy the martial arts. Forget the plot, and forget the acting, it’s none present here.
There were some great fight choreography scenes in the movie, with flashy blood which spray exaggeratedly at each violent encounter.
If you’re looking for gore this is the movie for you.
But then again as they say, a bit too much of anything is bad for you. The extremely obscene use of digitally animated blood can lose its lasting appeal after awhile.
After 30 minutes or so watching this movie, you might seem disinterested by now as it lacks an appealing storyline.
But I was surprised at how Korean pop star who played Raizo was able to shed his boyband image for the dark and brooding ninja living in Berlin, who seeks revenge on the ninja orphanage that raised him.
While Rain was impressive, the rest of the cast was forgettable.
This is a movie about the myth of Ninja, the most dreaded assassins, and not about a superhero, you’ve been told.
The movie is visually impressive, but not a good choice for those who is looking for a serious movie.