History Headscratchers / NinjaAssassin

8th Jun '14 7:57:27 AM AFP
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* I never understood the significance of the location for this film; why Germany? And I couldn't help but notice that despite taking place in Germany, not a single word of German is spoken anywhere in the film. For all the diverse accents in the world, everyone pretty much speaks English only. And then the whole bit about Ozunu having a secret location where he trains members of both sexes to become killing machines. . .and all of this is happening in the mountains. . .of Germany(?)

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* I never understood the significance of the location for this film; why Germany? And I couldn't help but notice that despite taking place in Germany, not a single word of German is spoken anywhere in the film. For all the diverse accents in the world, everyone pretty much speaks English only. And then the whole bit about Ozunu having a secret location where he trains members of both sexes to become killing machines. . .machines... and all of this is happening in the mountains. . .mountains... of Germany(?)Germany(?)
** There was [[PrecisionFStrike at least one word in German]], but presumably the film takes place in Germany because it was filmed there. Also, do they ever state where the ninja clan's camp was? Mika's boss did state he could follow the tracker anywhere. The medics at the climax appeared to be Japanese for what it is worth.
23rd Feb '14 8:00:31 AM MrDeath
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** In slight relation to this, I do not understand the purpose of why Naomie Harris (a British actress) speaks with an American accent throughout the movie. Although her forced accent was 100% convincing, whether Mika's character was British or American would've made absolutely no difference to the storyline whatsoever; so why didn't they just let Naomie Harris speak in her natural voice?

* While it's understandable for a ninja/martial arts film to have SOME blood and gore, the way this movie portrayed blood spurting about was intense to the point of being almost laughable. There were several moments in this film where flowing blood appeared to have the all the consistency of red finger paint. And in the final face-off at the end of the movie between Raizo and Ozunu, there's a point where we can see the blood from the open wounds on Raizo's arms and hands spilling onto his katana sword and the "blood" actually looks more like strawberry jam.

* In a large portion of Hollywood films, the lead male badass and the damsel in distress almost always end up expressing their sexual attraction to one another. However, it seems like Hollywood moviemakers still have some qualms about showing an Asian man and a Black woman in any sort of intimate/romantic situation, despite the sexual tension being so thick you could cut it with a butter knife. (See Romeo Must Die.)

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** In slight relation to this, I do not understand the purpose of why Naomie Harris (a British actress) speaks with an American accent throughout the movie. Although her forced accent was 100% convincing, whether Mika's character was British or American would've made absolutely no difference to the storyline whatsoever; so why didn't they just let Naomie Harris speak in her natural voice?

* While it's understandable for a ninja/martial arts film to have SOME blood and gore, the way this movie portrayed blood spurting about was intense to the point of being almost laughable. There were several moments in this film where flowing blood appeared to have the all the consistency of red finger paint. And in the final face-off at the end of the movie between Raizo and Ozunu, there's a point where we can see the blood from the open wounds on Raizo's arms and hands spilling onto his katana sword and the "blood" actually looks more like strawberry jam.

* In a large portion of Hollywood films, the lead male badass and the damsel in distress almost always end up expressing their sexual attraction to one another. However, it seems like Hollywood moviemakers still have some qualms about showing an Asian man and a Black woman in any sort of intimate/romantic situation, despite the sexual tension being so thick you could cut it with a butter knife. (See Romeo Must Die.)
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20th Feb '14 7:46:17 AM MrDeath
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19th Feb '14 10:26:02 PM KristaB
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* It seems like Hollywood moviemakers still have some qualms about showing an Asian man and a Black woman in any sort of intimate/romantic situation, despite the sexual tension being so thick you could cut it with a butter knife. (See Romeo Must Die)

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* It *While it's understandable for a ninja/martial arts film to have SOME blood and gore, the way this movie portrayed blood spurting about was intense to the point of being almost laughable. There were several moments in this film where flowing blood appeared to have the all the consistency of red finger paint. And in the final face-off at the end of the movie between Raizo and Ozunu, there's a point where we can see the blood from the open wounds on Raizo's arms and hands spilling onto his katana sword and the "blood" actually looks more like strawberry jam.

*In a large portion of Hollywood films, the lead male badass and the damsel in distress almost always end up expressing their sexual attraction to one another. However, it
seems like Hollywood moviemakers still have some qualms about showing an Asian man and a Black woman in any sort of intimate/romantic situation, despite the sexual tension being so thick you could cut it with a butter knife. (See Romeo Must Die)Die.)
19th Feb '14 10:09:13 PM KristaB
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** Europol probably had jurisdiction over the incident given they have a global mandate. I also doubt that they were willing to allow the massive slaughter that ensued when they captured Raizo to slide. There's a limit to how much shit a particular organization is willing to take.

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** Europol probably had jurisdiction over the incident given they have a global mandate. I also doubt that they were willing to allow the massive slaughter that ensued when they captured Raizo to slide. There's a limit to how much shit a particular organization is willing to take.take.

*I never understood the significance of the location for this film; why Germany? And I couldn't help but notice that despite taking place in Germany, not a single word of German is spoken anywhere in the film. For all the diverse accents in the world, everyone pretty much speaks English only. And then the whole bit about Ozunu having a secret location where he trains members of both sexes to become killing machines. . .and all of this is happening in the mountains. . .of Germany(?)
**In slight relation to this, I do not understand the purpose of why Naomie Harris (a British actress) speaks with an American accent throughout the movie. Although her forced accent was 100% convincing, whether Mika's character was British or American would've made absolutely no difference to the storyline whatsoever; so why didn't they just let Naomie Harris speak in her natural voice?

*It seems like Hollywood moviemakers still have some qualms about showing an Asian man and a Black woman in any sort of intimate/romantic situation, despite the sexual tension being so thick you could cut it with a butter knife. (See Romeo Must Die)
13th Feb '12 7:06:20 PM witchdoctor
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** You could also argue that the Ozunu overplayed their hand to get to Raizo, and the other clans decided to give them up to Europol.

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** You could also argue that the Ozunu overplayed their hand to get to Raizo, and the other clans decided to give them up to Europol.Europol.
** Europol probably had jurisdiction over the incident given they have a global mandate. I also doubt that they were willing to allow the massive slaughter that ensued when they captured Raizo to slide. There's a limit to how much shit a particular organization is willing to take.
28th Apr '11 1:43:53 PM Violin45
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** If you think about it, Raizo's story wasn't really told from the time he left the the clan (falling off the building) until the present. He probably had some sort of informant close/around the clan.
2nd Apr '11 1:00:28 AM Gallowglass
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** Well, it could be argued that Maslow went over his superior's heads, to their superiors, or that he just pointed out that either they gave him authorization, or he would go to the press.

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** Well, it could be argued that Maslow went over his superior's heads, to their superiors, or that he just pointed out that either they gave him authorization, or he would go to the press.press.
** You could also argue that the Ozunu overplayed their hand to get to Raizo, and the other clans decided to give them up to Europol.
27th Jan '11 3:25:20 PM Angel_of_Blood
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* One problem I had: Maslow made a big deal about how investigations into the ninja were being blocked. This suggests to me that world governments are trying to cover it up. But at the end of the movie Europol ships a full-blown strike force complete with choppers and humvees into (I assume) Japan. How did they get clearance for that?

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* One problem I had: Maslow made a big deal about how investigations into the ninja were being blocked. This suggests to me that world governments are trying to cover it up. But at the end of the movie Europol ships a full-blown strike force complete with choppers and humvees into (I assume) Japan. How did they get clearance for that?that?
** Well, it could be argued that Maslow went over his superior's heads, to their superiors, or that he just pointed out that either they gave him authorization, or he would go to the press.
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