December 5th, 2009

Dancing Gir

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.

Hi-YA!
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