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Phubbs -> Ninja 忍者 (2009) (14/12/2012 5:14:36 AM)

Well this action takes you right back to the late 80's early 90's. If you picture 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' but with blood and for an adult audience then you have 'Ninja'. I won't lie to you I found this silly nonsense kinda fun to watch hehe it was full of totally ridiculous set pieces, hordes of blade fodder in the form of a never ending supply of henchmen all wearing identical outfits which is simply hilarious and some really over the top CGI blood spurting. Yes this was an epic slice of hokum.

I gotta admit there was some nice imagery throughout the film with the ninja suits, especially in the dark rainy parts and the dojo sequences at the start. Some cool fights, moves and some nice weaponry to boot...its a film about cool ass ninjas, think about it.
Totally predictable and extremely corny with all the regular goodie and baddie cliches but admittedly Adkins (the goodie ninja guy) has probably the best looking torso I've seen since Jason Scott Lee in 'Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story'!. As a man I must admit I was impressed! and this is one of his early films too, before he became even more buffed for the 'Undisputed' franchise.

I really didn't know they made films like this anymore hehe yet I'm pleased. Really brought memories of my teen years flooding back, the only thing missing from this Shinobi (忍び) epic is Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa snearing his ass off, now that would have been the ultimate badassery.

Russ Whitfield -> RE: Ninja 忍者 (2009) (14/12/2012 8:39:30 AM)

It's a great movie - I'm surprised Adkins hasn't gone onto Statham-level stardom given that he's more classically good-looking and can do an american accent that tops The Stath's generican special. Not to diss the Stah, of course, cos that would be bad for your health.

But yes - Loved "Ninja" for all the reasons above.

Phubbs -> RE: Ninja 忍者 (2009) (18/12/2012 7:04:27 AM)

If you like Scott Adkins then you need to watch this, its his only franchise film vehicle so far :)
Sequel on the way ;)

Russ Whitfield -> RE: Ninja 忍者 (2009) (18/12/2012 9:32:59 AM)

ha ha ha, that's awesome. He's shooting an underground fight ring one in the UK at the moment, I understand.

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