Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ninja Assassin

It must be the 80’s again.  Transformers, G.I. Joe, Tron, and now a ninja movie.  I am pretty excited.  The ninja movies of the 80s fed my thirst for martial arts and violence as a child.  Fortunately they can’t just throw some Asian baddy into a movie with a white lead that knows passable martial arts.  Unfortunately they have special effects now that a martial arts, and especially, a ninja movie could depend upon too much. 

The movie has yet to come out, but the trailer is available on Hulu and it actually has me excited.  A lot of the weapon stuff looks like it is CG which is kind of a cop out but it also looks like the movie is going to be in 3D.  The movie will be starring Rain, the Korean singer.  Some people will remember him from I’m a Cyborg, But That’s Okay, but most everyone will know him as Taejo from Speed Racer.  The plot looks to be about an orphan that is trained in the ways of Ninja and then betrays his master based on some moral disagreement.  Pretty standard Ninja movie plot.

The real exciting thing about this movie is who are behind the scenes.  This movie is being produced by the Wachowski brothers and the screen play was rewritten by J. Michael Straczynski.  The Wachowskis know how to make a movie high octane and Straczynski is an excellent writer.  This movie should stand up plot wise with his help.  The movie looks dark both visually and thematically.  I am looking forward to it and may actually see it in the theaters due to my wife’s infatuation with Rain.

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grrrace said...

it looks like it's gonna be pretty awesome. oh, so your wife's a rain fan, huh? i'm not a huge fan, but i know a TON of women who are absolutely obsessed with him. don't get me wrong... i think he's totally hot. but i'm just not a crazed fan. hehe.

Budd said...

not as crazed as I make her our but she knows everything about him, like how many hours he sleeps a night. He has almost no accent in the preview.

grrrace said...

lol. no, that's kinda crazed. hehe.