Sound Off: James McTeigue's Ninja Assassin - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
November 25, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Its been 4 years since former Matrix assistant director James McTeigue brought us V for Vendetta, and now he's back with a new movie called Ninja Assassin. Considering it's a movie about ninjas starring Korean pop star turned actor Rain, that means it should be pretty awesome right? But all the reviews have been mixed so far. Is the story as bad as they say it is? Is the action at least awesome to watch? Does Rain kick as much ass as everyone says he does? If you've had the chance to see it, then sound off, leave a comment, and let us know what you thought of Ninja Assassin!
To fuel the fire, I frickin' loved this movie. But there are some problems with it. Yes, the story is complete shit, I'll even admit to that. But the action is awesome and its got ninjas, lots and lots of them, killing each other in insanely badass fight scenes. I mean, how can that not be awesome? Okay, don't answer that. But in all seriousness, I love James McTeigue and I think as the director he salvaged a bad script and still delivered a purely entertaining action movie. Rain does an amazing job, both physically in the fight scenes, and also as a not-so-cheesy Korean actor speaking badly-written English dialogue. It's fun and awesome and that's all.
What did you think of Ninja Assassin? An awesome action movie or an awful waste of time?