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Happy Day of the Ninja!

Happy Day of the Ninja! Today we celebrated this auspicious occasion by dressing in pro-ninja gear and going to see Ninja Assassin.

The movie was awesome.

I didn't go in with super high expectations, but my expectations weren't all that low either. Regardless, I got what I expected out of the movie in the first scene. It had more than just the bare minimum plot (which is saying a lot for a ninja movie), and the action scenes were fragging fantastic! The ninjas were the kind I like - completely over the top and neigh nigh unbeatable - and there were a ton of them! Robert Hamburger would be proud. They also made appropriate use of the Law of Conservation of Ninjutsu.

Plus it had Sho Kosugi, which immediately adds 10 Awesome Points right there.

In short, taken for what it was, it was one of (if not the) best examples of the genre I've ever seen. Absolutely worth seeing, and I'll be picking up the blu-ray when it comes out.



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Dec. 6th, 2009 11:52 am (UTC)
I personally enjoyed the movie's use of ninjas of the Haunted Forest Clan.

Because whenever you're sneaking around in the darkness, whispering the crimes of the person you're sneaking up on makes you that much sneakier.
Dec. 6th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Weren't you the person who has the icon complaining about the spelling of "per say"? "Neigh" is a horse's sound, "nigh" is close and the word you're actually looking for. ;)
Dec. 6th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the correction! I'm far from perfect, and it's a much greater kindness to correct someone's error than to let them persist in that error for the sake of sparing them embarrassment. It's much appreciated. :-)
Dec. 6th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
FWIW I do not correct every instance of bad grammar/misspellings I see. I tend to offer corrections when I think that at least two of the following conditions are met: the person will appreciate it, the person is genuinely unaware of the correct version, the person is aware of the correct version but is often lazy in writing, and it will make a difference in the person's future writing. While people may be embarrassed by the correction, it potentially saves them future embarrassment, but if they won't make the changes in the future I don't particularly see the need to embarrass them now.
Dec. 6th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Wow! Yesterday was the Day of the Ninja? It came and went and I didn't even know it had been there!
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