Movie: Ninja Assassin


Ninja Assassin is a great movie to watch if you are looking for full pact action. It is a 2009 American martial arts film directed by James McTeigue, story line written by Matthew Sand, with a screenplay penned by J. Michael Straczynski. The film stars South Korean pop sensation Rain as a disillusioned assassin looking for retribution against his former mentor. Ninja Assassin explores political corruption, child endangerment and the impact of violence. This is one of Rain big time movie portraying the character role as Raizo who seek avenge for the death of his best friend. A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan. He promised to take down the whole organization to avenge his bestfriend’s death.
Ninja Assassin Theatrical release poster

Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Cast
* Rain -(Raizo)
* Naomie Harris – (Mika)
* Ben Miles – (Maslow)
* Rick Yune – (Takeshi)
* Sh̫ Kosugi Р(Lord Ozunu)
* Guido Foehrweisser – (Europol Agent)

Synopsis: Raizo is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a… Raizo is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them…and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge. In Berlin, Europol agent Mika Coretti has stumbled upon a money trail linking several political murders to an underground network of untraceable assassins from the Far East. Defying the orders of her superior, Ryan Maslow, Mika digs into top secret agency files to learn the truth behind the murders. Her investigation makes her a target, and the Ozunu Clan sends a team of killers, led by the lethal Takeshi, to silence her forever. Raizo saves Mika from her attackers, but he knows that the Clan will not rest until they are both eliminated. Now, entangled in a deadly game of cat and mouse through the streets of Europe, Raizo and Mika must trust one another if they hope to survive…and finally bring down the elusive Ozunu Clan.

Plot of the story

Raizo (Rain) is raised by the Ozunu Clan to become the most lethal Ninja assassin in the world. As a child, Raizo (being an orphan) was taken in by Lord Ozuno (Sho Kosugi) and is enrolled in severe brutal training to become the next successor of their clan. The only generosity he ever receives was from a kunoichi named Kiriko (Kylie Goldstein), with whom he develops a romantic bond. However, as time goes on, Kiriko becomes disenchanted with the Ozunu’s routine and wishes to abandon it for freedom. One rainy night, Kiriko decides to make her escape and encourages Raizo to join her; however he decides to stay. Branded as a traitor, Kiriko was caught and later executed in front of Raizo by her elder ninja brother Takeshi (Rick Yune). As a result of Kiriko’s death, Raizo begins to harbor resentment and doubt towards the Ozunu. However, this is shown to be in the past. The scene switches to the present where a female assassin (in disguise) attempts to kill Raizo. He successfully fends off all her attacks and succeeds in killing her, leaving her remains in the washing machine.

The scene switches back to the past where Raizo is seated in a car and is instructed by Lord Ozunu to successfully complete his mission. After completing his first assassination, Raizo meets the rest of his clan atop a city skyscraper in Berlin. There he is instructed by Lord Ozunu to execute another kunoichi traitor like Kiriko. He rebels against Lord Ozunu by cutting his face with a kyoketsu shoge and engages in combat against his fellow ninja kin. Barely surviving, he falls over the edge of the skyscraper and into a nearby pool. Raizo recovers from his ordeal and begins to intervene and foil subsequent Ozunu assassination attempts. Meanwhile, Europol agent Mika Coretti (Naomie Harris) has been investigating money-linked political murders and finds out that they are possibly connected to the Ozunu. She defies her superior, Ryan Maslow (Ben Miles), and retrieves secret agency files to find out more about the investigation.

Mika meets Raizo and convinces him to see Maslow for protection as well as to provide evidence against the Ozunu. However, Raizo was later arrested by Maslow and abducted by agents from Europol for interrogation. Although feeling betrayed, Mika is assured by Maslow that he is still on her side and gives her a tracking device for emergencies. The Ozunu ninjas infiltrated the Europol headquarters in an attempt to kill Raizo and everybody inside. Mika frees Raizo and they both manage to escape, but Raizo suffers near mortal wounds. Mika then takes him to a motel to hide. Resting in the motel, Mika implants the tracking device into Raizo, as the ninjas remain in pursuit. Unable to fend against the Ozunu, she hides outside the motel until Special Forces arrive to help her. By the time they arrived though, the ninjas have already kidnapped Raizo, bringing him before Lord Ozunu for prosecution. It was during his transport back to the Ozunu that Raizo used his ninja techniques to heal his own wounds.

Europol special forces and tactical teams led by Maslow stormed the secluded Ozunu retreat (nestled in the mountains) using the tracking device on Raizo. Raizo kills Takeshi and confronts Lord Ozunu in a sword duel. Mika interferes to help, but is stabbed by Lord Ozunu. Enraged, Raizo uses a ‘shadow blending’ technique for the first time to distract and kill Lord Ozunu. Mika, seemingly fatally wounded, is in fact saved by a quirk of birth, her heart is actually on the opposite side of her chest. After Europol leaves, Raizo stays behind to tend to the ruins of the Ozunu retreat. He later climbs the same wall Kiriko did while trying to escape in the past, and looks out at the surrounding countryside. He then recognizes his freedom for the first time.

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