Sue Me!

May 12, 2016

Sue Me! I Like Ninja Assassin


SYNOPSIS: Trained in methods of killing from an early age, Raizo (Rain) is a member of the secret clan of assassins known as the Ozunu. After the Ozunu kill his friend, however, Raizo breaks free from them and vanishes. Meanwhile, Europol agent Mika Coretti (Naomie Harris) discovers a money trail linking the the group to murders. Raizo saves Mika from his former comrades and joins forces with her to bring down the Ozunu forever.

With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 26% it’s safe to say that Ninja Assassin was not very popular at the time of release; even genre fans weren’t exactly singing its praises, mostly due to the overuse of CG in the action scenes and a forgettable plot.

I will admit that some of the visual effects aren’t the greatest and the plot is nothing special but I’ve always found this movie to still be a lot of fun. It could have benefited from using only practical effects as the CG was unnecessary and took you out of several scenes but I’ve seen plenty worse.

The addition of Sho Kosugi is a wonderful throwback to the Cannon ninja movies of the 80’s and he’s a massively entertaining villain too.

I also liked Rain as our ninja hero Raizo who is practically invincible. Like I said in my review a while back the whole movie is just an excuse for blood spattering, head exploding, limb severing goodness and that’s just fine with me.

There are plenty of fight scenes and it’s got some interesting visual touches too with a side order of mild cheese.

The supporting cast includes Rick Yune and Sung Kang who are always watchable and the blood splattered opening scene is now a bit of a classic too.

Most importantly this movie has lots of ninjas in it… what more is required?

To close my defence I think the movie is cheesy and entertaining with plenty of fight scenes and a fun villain in the legendary Sho Kosugi. So Sue Me! I like Ninja Assassin and as usual I guess I’ll see your ass in court… can you give me a ride home though? I lost my cab fare.

Share Button

About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone. We also want to help promote new talent whether you're making blockbusters, low-budget Indie movies or fan films; if it's action, it's awesome.



The 10 Best Gary Daniels Movies

A couple of weeks ago we did a poll where you could vote for the best Gary Daniels movie; well the votes have all been tallied and today we have the list with his top 10 movies as voted for by you. Of all the polls we’ve ...
by Eoin Friel


I Like Cowboys & Aliens

I remember when we first saw trailers for Cowboys & Aliens; audiences seemed to enjoy what was happening on screen as it was a fun mixture of Western and sci-fi but then the title came up at the end and everyone started lau...
by admin


Reach for new heights with Maria Tran and Truong Ngoc Anh! Janice Hung creates to inspire! Amy Johnston drops a new Acting reel! Exclusive: Ladies In Action!

<Breaking news! The trailer for the latest Truong Ngoc Anh Film produced by her TNA company and CJ Entertainment ‘Saigon Bodyguards’ has dropped online! Follow this link to watch!
by Dan Templegod