Ninja Assassin is released today in the US and to drum up some last minute interest Warner Bros. provided IGN with a red band trailer for the film. It contains lots of blood (CGI blood that is), stabbing, shooting and gore.
Meanwhile reviews for the film are pouring in and most of them are mixed/negative, which is disappointing.
Rain and Harris are decent and there are moments of stylized lunacy that nearly work, but Ninja Assassin is a film that falls apart as soon as you think about any single element of it.
Ninja Assassin is wildly improbable and completely unrealistic, but it’s also bloody good fun.
Thanks to the movie’s dire script, flat performances and excessively slick, tricked-out fight scenes, it gets increasingly hard to care about anything that goes on here, even when it happens to be visible without the use of night-vision goggles.
Seemingly made to capitalize on a dubious CG innovation — namely, the slicing of bodies in half by whizzing five-pointed stars — Ninja Assassin has little else to recommend it, not even laughs.