Raizo's last stand.
For those that are/were expecting a wild action ride, with sexy ninja moves and all the mystic that goes along with it, this movie may do it for you. However, unlike most action movies, this movie has all the gore that you would expect to see in a horror movie, like Saw.
"I liked the intense fighting scenes, the most, but I'm unsure if I liked all the gore," said Will, at the recent preview of Ninja Assassin. "Sometimes, it seemed a little excessive."
Ninja Assassin is about an organization that kidnaps children and raises/trains them to become mercenaries for hire. The sad tale of children being mercilessly beaten in an effort to make them tough was at times hard to take. There was even one scene where a child, a little girl named Kiriko, was killed because she tried to escape the torturous compound. Her death becomes the catalyst for the main character, Raizo, to rebel against his captor and flee.
From here on out, the movie becomes the standard "get 'em, before they get you" story common in westerns and most action movies, where you have a mysterious brooding lead that is out to make wrongs right. The question is, does in work in this movie?
"The storyline was very entertaining," says Will. "[But] for me the storyline lost a little crediblitiy at the end...I would have spent a little more time showing the training [Raizo] received and also offered more detail about how the children were being abducted."
This is just one audience members opinion. Let us know yours.