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- Runtime:127 min
- Release Date:2013-09-16 00:12:33
- Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Teenagers as assassins, this is a Ninja style film with the teens and
key bad guys all able to do impossible feats.
Some of the acting is awful, the villains are very hammy, and some is
adequate but none is good.
The plot is unoriginal and sometimes silly.
Without decent acting the fight sequences needed to be good and they
aren't, if you don't go for gritty and realistic you really need to go
for spectacular and visually exciting but all we get here is dull and
unconvincing. Aya is especially unconvincing in the fight sequences,
she looks uncertain and unrehearsed.
The assassination at the very end completely abandons any pretence of
realism or intelligence.
This might appeal to twelve year olds but there is nothing here for
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Azumi is trained to become an assassin, however, as she begin to
question her path in life, her enemies are not far behind.
I have had friends rave about this samurai film, and according to one
particular friend, it was the movie that immortalised the long
forgotten 'Samurai' genre, but I found this film to be quite
The plot was very minimal, with no real character development and the
script itself was very weak, the actors chosen to play their respected
roles, simply did not do the trick; Aya Ueto, is awful as the warrior
without fear, I liked her better in 'Attention Please!'..Now, if the
plot, characters, script is terrible, surely the action will make up
for it…No…The action is simply awful, I liked the occasional one
slice kill, but it just seems to be rushed and all a big catastrophe.
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