47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
enjoy it for what it is,
This review is from: Ninja Assassin (Blu-ray + DVD Combi) [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
I've read quite a few of the reviews on this site and have to say it never ceases to amaze me what people expect why they buy a move like this. Just so we are clear, the film is called 'Ninja Assassin' and its about a secret society of ninja's who carry out assassinations for 100lbs of gold, and then I read reviews saying 'you have to suspend belief...' - you don't say!! It is not meant to be a true story and quite frankly if you bought this thinking it had any kind of basis in fact or you were looking for something deep and meaningful then more fool you, I would suggest you read the product description a little more carefully in the future.
Its not going to win any oscars and I fully understand that it wont be to everyones liking but I think its grossly unfair when people award 1 and 2 stars just because they failed to realise what the movie was about prior to watching it. My 5 stars may well be a little generous but I just wanted to balance the scales a little bit.
All I would say is that if you liked the scene in Kill Bill (volume 2 I think) when Uma chops limbs off left, right and centre in the restaurant then this is probably for you as the violence is not dissimilar although perhaps even a little more blood thirsty. As far as I am concerned its a good switch off movie to stick on when you've had a few beers and if thats you're kind of thing you'll love it, if you want something 'believable' then perhaps look elsewhere.
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Initial post: 21 Sep 2010 15:46:54 BDT
Chris Morse says:
People shouldn't rate martial arts films in the same way they do a BBC period drama. They are aiming at different targets.
Posted on 5 Dec 2010 12:39:45 GMT
Bare Osaka says:
Amen to that, nice review.... *adds to basket*
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2011 19:29:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jan 2011 19:30:26 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2011 17:14:15 BDT
John Tearney says:
just watched this, you are totally spot on.
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 15:05:44 GMT
Geordie - I agree with yoiur comments completely - 5 stars!
Posted on 16 Apr 2013 12:17:28 BDT
T. Ali Al Raisi says:
You told me exactly what I wanted to know, thanks. I am buying this one.
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