Well, a pair of thoughts actually. BELOW, the trailer for “Ninja Assassin.”
Question number one: I get (and ADORE) that this film seems to “get” that Ninjas carry a certain ironic/humorous baggage with them at this point but that it’s “more fun” to play them stone-cold serious than joke about it, but… the title is a blatant redundancy on purpose, right? Cuz otherwise, “Ninja Assassin” is sort of like saying “gay homosexual” or “police cop.” Just sayin’.
Question number two: “International” readers (I must have some of those by now, right?) preferably from the East… is Rain (Korean pop superstar, lead actor here) taking – or can he be expected to take – any degree of “grief” from his native country for playing what I imagine has to be a Japanese hero character in this? I mean, Korea and Japan are still really, REALLY not fond of one another, correct?