Six Awesome New ‘Ninja Assassin’ Clips

Published 5 years ago by , Updated November 11th, 2009 at 11:04 pm,

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One of most fun-looking martial arts movies to come along in awhile is Ninja Assassin. It stars Korean mega pop star, Rain (in his first leading action role) and comes to us from director James McTeigue as well as The Wachowski brothers, the team who brought us the excellent comic book adaptation, V For Vendetta.

Ninja Assassin is about a ninja who defects from the orphanage where he was trained, only to be hunted by his ninja clan brethren whose very existence is considered a myth. But, as with a lot of these types of movies, the plot doesn’t really matter – all that matters is that the action is kick-ass and that certainly looks to be the case with this film.

Thanks to the guys over at Collider we have six new clips from Ninja Assassin, all provided within the one video player for your viewing convenience icon smile Six Awesome New Ninja Assassin Clips . Check the clips out below:

Awesome stuff. I’m really digging the effects employed during the fighting, particularly the swooshing and swiping of the blades, which are reminiscent of the knife scene from the aforementioned V For Vendetta. Rain at least LOOKS the part here, which is impressive considering this is his first real lead action role, coming off of a few supporting roles in a handful of other films, and of course, his huge music career.

I don’t know if it’s the somewhat cheesy dialogue or Rain himself, but from a couple of those clips it appears Rain might not be the greatest of actors. But since when has that held back any of the best action stars (i.e. Arnie, Seagal, Van Damme)? As long as Rain can pull off the over-the-top action convincingly, that’s all that counts in my eyes – and by the looks of it, he accomplishes that.

What do you think of the latest clips from Ninja Assassin? Do you think Rain fits the role? Are you excited for this movie?

Ninja Assassin opens on November 25th, 2009 in the U.S., and on January 8th, 2010 in the UK.

Source: Collider

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  1. It looks good, but releasing it Thanksgiving weekend?
    that strategy might backfire.

  2. Looking forward to his movie so I’m not watching anymore clips. i am already sold.

  3. my korean friends laughed when they first heard he was the main character, taunting him of how his english is that of a 5 yr olds and that he “cant act” heheh it seems alot of asian actors are moving to western movies (korean guy from x-men is another terrible example)

  4. I’m looking forward to this because it looks like just a straight forward bloody violent ninja film geared to the macho man crowd. Although I’m not a macho man and usually those sort of movies look stupid(ie: movies like “Fighting”)this one grabs my attention and looks good.

  5. Worth the wait. looks cool.

  6. I think this movie looks awesome !!!
    The action looks amazing , so even if Rain’s acting isn’t exactly Oscar caliber I think it will still be a fun experience.
    can’t wait to see this one on the big screen :)

  7. @jwalka, what’s up with Asian people putting down other Asian people?

    Of course his English is bad! He’s not from an English speaking country! Has that stopped other Asians (or Latinos) who have come from their home country, with little English, to do American films?

    No. And there are lots of actors that fit that bill. Personally, I think Rain’s English is fine, and improving. He definately seems way better at it than when he first started a few years ago.

    As for his acting, I enjoyed him in the Korean dramas, and in the film “I’m A Cyborg, But That’s Okay.” I think the language thing, plus (yes) cheesy dialogue had a lot to do with how Rain appeared as an actor in this particular movie.

    He should get better with more and more movies.

    Yes, I’m a fan of his… Yes, I want to see this movie because it looks awesome and NOT just because I’m a fan of his.

    It just pissed me off to see that other Koreans are picking on his English, when it’s obvious he’s learning, and Americans aren’t even bothered by it. Don’t be so stuck up, and judgemental.