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'''''War''''' (also called '''''Rogue Assassin''''' in Europe) is a 2007 movie starring Creator/JasonStatham and Creator/JetLi. Originally titled '''''Rogue''''', the name of the movie was changed to avoid conflict with [[{{Film/Rogue}} another movie with the same name]].

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!!Tropes this movie follows:

* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version uses [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti_OzY5bKQ4 "Strong Style"]] by Kreva.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking:
** Played straight with Shiro, who manages to hold his own against [[spoiler:Rogue/Lone]] in a SwordFight much longer than several of his assassins did earlier in the film.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Li Chang, who is never shown to possess exceptional combat prowess and [[spoiler:is killed without putting up much of a fight]].
* BackStab: [[spoiler:Rogue/Lone shoots John in the back for killing his family, even though John stops the sniper from shooting his friend.]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday:
-->'''Shiro:''' I ordered many kills.
-->'''[[spoiler:Rogue/Lone]]:''' This ''one'' was different.
* TheChessmaster: Rogue ends up working for both sides in effort to bring both of them down.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:It seems that John is dead.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Rogue seems reluctant to kill Li Chang's wife and daughter, despite previously killing Lone's family. [[spoiler:However, it was revealed that Rogue is really Lone]].
* FriendlySniper: Goi
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Rogue is a shining example.
* HitmanWithAHeart: Rogue
* IdiotBall: [[spoiler:John was working for Shiro Yanagawa only to get to Rogue. However, his partner Tom Lone shoots him to save John. As payback for cheating him on his chance to finally capture Rogue, John gave Tom's address to Shiro. He thought they're just going to beat him up, but he didn't know they'd sent Rogue. However, after Rogue killed his family, Lone kills him, and was able to pass Rogue off as himself while Lone became Rogue.]]
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: Officer Lone sets this in motion after he kills the real Rogue and takes his place.]]
* LetTheBossWin: All of Shiro's men fear the consequences that may follow should they actually score a hit on him in sparring. When he is momentarily distracted, one of them accidentally strikes him, and the minion fully expects the worst. Instead, Shiro seemingly subverts this by reassuring the terrified [[{{Mooks}} mook]] that it was Shiro's own fault for being distracted and congratulates him on the hit. Then he [[DoubleSubversion double subverts]] this by killing the poor guy anyway.
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather: Of a sort. More like, "Luke I am your partner".]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:John realized his mistake of working with Shiro and causing the death of his partner.]]
* {{Ninja}}: Five are employed during the raid on Chang's mansion.
* NotHimself: Shiro ordered Rogue to kill Chang. But he seems to show reluctance when he's ordered to also kill Chang's wife and daughter. Shiro's daughter Kira points out Rogue that he never had problems killing women and children before. [[spoiler:That's because he's not Rogue.]]
* TheNthDoctor
* SequelHook
* [[spoiler:ThatManIsDead: "Tom Lone is dead. My name is Rogue."]]
* YouKilledMyFather: "You killed my partner and his family."

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