Raizo (Rain) 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 (Naomie Harris) 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 (Ben Miles), 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 (Rick Yune), 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.
It would really be nice to say a few good things about this movie. Okay, some of the martial arts scenes were pretty well done. On the other hand, this film includes a ton of violence and bloody scenes, and it does not come close to being family friendly. Also, the movie includes political murders which are linked to an underground network of assassins and it is easy to get lost if the viewer is not paying close attention.
However, paying close attention results in the viewer seeing a lot of bloody scenes including a character being cut in half and a character’s legs being cut off. So, why not go see “Old Dogs” or “The Blind Side” or even “Planet 51”? These are all Dove “family-approved” movies which have received our Dove Seal and they are currently playing at your local theater. We cannot award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to “Ninja Assassin”.