Ninja Assassin : Movie Review

In James McTeigue's "Ninja Assassin," the ninjas, like Carl Sandburg's fog, come on little cat feet. But if their movements are soundless, they sure make a splash, visually speaking: As these creatures of darkness go about their business, creeping about in their little black socks and hoods, the torsos of their opponents are sliced in two on the diagonal with clean precision; the occasional cheek and -- good God! -- even an eyeball gets slashed with one of those ever-popular all-in-one ninja tools; and one poor sod is decapitated right through the jawline -- you could say his mouth is left hanging open in amazement.

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Author : Stephanie Zacharek