21st Century Ninja Assassins Apparently Don’t Get the Whole Invisible Part

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You know, back in the day, ninja assassins did everything they could to stay hidden and out of the public eye. That’s, like, part of their job description, right? Apparently not so much in the new movie “Ninja Assassin” from the brothers Wachowski and directed by James McTeigue (“V For Vendetta”). Here, black-clad, hooded ninjas apparently don’t have any issues with running down a busy street chasing their victim. Okay, so maybe they really, really, really want/need/have a major hard-on to kill our hero, but come on, it’s in the middle of a busy street and you’re all running around in pajamas and carrying swords! Way to stay unnoticed and invisible, chumps.

Anyhoo. Check out this street chase clip from MTV. If nothing else, at least the clip looks pretty damn brutal and bloody, two things I love in my ninja assassin movies.

“Ninja Assassin” stars South Korean superstar Rain in his English-language debut, and co-stars Naomie Harris, Randall Duk Kim, Sung Kang, Rick Yune, Shô Kosugi, and Ben Miles. It slashes and chops its way into theaters November 25, 2009.


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  • far

    looks very exciting, cool, bloody. Speed, suffocating. i like it !

  • far

    looks very exciting, cool, bloody. Speed, suffocating. i like it !

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    lol…BADASS!

    Ninja Da Movie and Ninja Assassin, two sick movies coming out!

    Was that Janet Jackson at the end!? O_o

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      No it wasn’t Janet. LMAO!!!! Oh and hey it’s at night so really who’s gonna believe anyone that a bunch of ninjas were running down the street. Seriously. Most anyone that tells the story the next day will get “Stop watching latenight kung-fu” as their response. LOL I can’t wait to see this. Action definitely looks better than “Ninja” but that looked good too. Shame it’s direct to video. Didn’t know Scott Adkins was british. Love to see him and Ray Park go at it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    lol…BADASS!

    Ninja Da Movie and Ninja Assassin, two sick movies coming out!

    Was that Janet Jackson at the end!? O_o

    • Dedpool

      No it wasn’t Janet. LMAO!!!! Oh and hey it’s at night so really who’s gonna believe anyone that a bunch of ninjas were running down the street. Seriously. Most anyone that tells the story the next day will get “Stop watching latenight kung-fu” as their response. LOL I can’t wait to see this. Action definitely looks better than “Ninja” but that looked good too. Shame it’s direct to video. Didn’t know Scott Adkins was british. Love to see him and Ray Park go at it.

  • Guyver

    Looks to be a good movie.
    And it works for modern day American moviegoers at least.
    If they actually stayed true to the historical ninja lifestyle the movie would be very different.
    I like that Rain is playing the part even though he is Korean.
    Nothing against non Asians but for traditional Asian martial arts movies I am more comfortable seeing east Asian actors.
    Unless its an MMA movie or something like that.

  • Guyver

    Looks to be a good movie.
    And it works for modern day American moviegoers at least.
    If they actually stayed true to the historical ninja lifestyle the movie would be very different.
    I like that Rain is playing the part even though he is Korean.
    Nothing against non Asians but for traditional Asian martial arts movies I am more comfortable seeing east Asian actors.
    Unless its an MMA movie or something like that.