Starring: Rain, Naomie Harris, Sho Kosugi, Ben Miles
For 1000 years, Chinese clans have been training young orphans to become deadly ninjas and supply them to armies and governments to carry out assassinations. Raizo (Rain) is one such orphan who was raised by the Ozunu clan by Lord Ozunu (Kosugi) and soon grew up to become one of the most deadly ninja in the world. He hated Ozunu for killing his true love at a very young age and escaped from the clan, barely surviving. Europol agent Mika (Harris) investigates into the murders by the Ozunu ninjas and who is helped in cracking this case by her superior, Ryan (Miles). When Mika stumbles upon a lead, Ozunu-clan ninja try to assassinate her. Coming from the stable of the makers of Matrix the movie is different from what we have been seeing. Amazing action sequences, although a bit gory, fill the most of the movie run-time. The fight moves get a little repetitive and stretched and some variations would have been appreciated. The plot is simple and probably a deeper insight into the conspiracy would have helped improve things. A fabulous thriller but stay away if you don't like blood splatting all over your screen.
Thumbs up: Amazing action, although a bit too gory
Thumbs down: Repetitive fight moves