'Ninja Assassin' Trailer: Trailer for a Movie About a Ninja Assassin

July 23, 2009


Ah, the ninja. Once a childhood hero and even career aspiration, now a black-hooded figure so diluted by internet prevalence that he stands shameful and neutered beside the pirate and the zombie, his nunchaku dangling limply beside him.

With Ninja Assassin, V for Vendetta director James McTeigue makes his case for us to reopen our hearts to the ninja; to let him show us that, despite being completely watered down with pop culture, the ninja is still pretty awesome. And judging by this trailer, with it enormous quantities of throwing stars, he might have just done it.

The prayer we collectively made in 5th grade (to be allowed into the secret world of ninja assassins) has been answered:

Not high art--and certainly not a ninjamazing as For Hire, aka Lethal Ninja--but it did give me some ninja sensations I didn't know I could feel anymore.

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