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Ninja Assassin  (2009 - English)

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  • Ninja Assassin rating: 6 out of 10(Pritam Roy wrote on 28 Nov 2009)

    Some stories have too much blood on them and no love

    In Berlin, Europol agent Mika Coretti (Naomie Harris) working as an analyst with Ryan Maslow (Ben Miles), stumbled upon a money trail linking several political murders to an underground network of untraceable assassins. Inspite of instructions to the contrary, Mika goes beyond her call of duty, defying the orders of her superior, and digs into top secret agency files to uncover the truth behind the murders. She is also curiously helped by the wife of an agent, who was murdered by the clan

    The assassins are part of a secret society which is often considered a myth. Even their own people find it hard to believe, and there is a scene in a tatto shop in the first few minutes of the movie, where it's established, that they come without warning or any sign and operate in the dark. Obviously, their existence is denied by most governments, who often use them to serve their own ulterior motives. And all for a princely sum of 100 pounds of gold's worth, they do their job.

    Raizo (Korean rockstar Rain) is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. He was picked up from the streets as a kid, like many others and morphed in somewhat cruel manner (like terrorist training camps hidden in the mountains) into a deadly invincible Ninja killers by the Ozunu Clan.

    Mika's investigation makes her a target, and the Ozunu Clan sends a team of killers, led by the lethal Takeshi (Rick Yune) to silence her forever. Raizo saves Mika from her attackers in another action scene enacted at her place in the dark (reasons not clearly known, why he takes a liking for her...except for the fact, that she has a special heart and she doesn't lie about anything except her waist size...yeah a bit of humor too!). He says, that he needs the help to eliminate the clan, but in most of the cases, it's the police who need help from him. Raizo had defected from the clan, when his love is mercilessly murdered by the clan and executed by Takeshi for attempting to run away. Raizao's love story is shown in few scenes and much like old Bollywood love stories, where the hero gets injured and the heroine comes coyly in the dark and puts some cream on his injuries. Voila! They fall in love! Also, the ruthless aspiring / wannabe killer puts his head on the chest of a girl, listens to dil ka dhadkan (heartbeats) and suddenly develops feelings! Raizo knows that the Clan will not rest until they are both eliminated and wants revenge.

    From there's a one man show. Raizo takes on the full team in non-stop action. Mika and Raizo have to trust each other to get thing working. The scene, where Raizo is taken into custody and the clan members attack the place to get to Raizo and how, he and Mika manage to give them a superbly shot, but...again, there is nothing new or extraordinary.

    Obviously Raizo has his revenge and after a final bout with his master, Ozunu Clan literally bringing the whole house down, while the Europol much like our Bollywood police come to help only after all the action is over.

    NInja Assassin is for hard core action movie lovers and not for the weak hearted. Blood is sprayed on the screen much like ketchup on sausages (as also shown in one brilliant scene)!

    And as the credits are're now going to wait for part 2 of the series! Whether Wachowski brothers of Matrix fame have another winner on the hands...lets wait and watch.

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