- Overall 6.0
- Story 6.0
- Acting/Cast 7.0
- Music 6.0
- Rewatch Value 5.0
For starters, let me just say that I love ninja movies, and for all you Death Note fans, our beloved L, Matsuyama Kenichi, is the star player. With that said, I was anticipating a really good movie. I wasn't disappointed with the movie, but I wasn't exactly moved by it either.
The first couple of minutes are just narrative, but afterwards I was immediately plunged into the middle of read more a confrontation. I didn't mind, I like when a movie starts off with some action. So, if you decide to watch, for the first few scenes be expecting some dart throwing, sword slicing, and a lot of flying, yes I said flying. For myself, some of it was a little far fetched, but nothing so ridiculous that it deterred me from watching. Despite all that, the initial confrontations are important because they introduce some key characters.
The story kind of slowed down from there and became predictable, but picked back up towards the end. Again it's nothing that made me want to drop the movie. There was a lot of suspicion between characters, some more hopping and flying around, and of course a love interest. Also, don't expect too much from the music score, not in this ninja movie. Also, I think that there should have been more depth to Kamui. I really couldn't feel the angst that he was going through...but that's just me.
Maybe I've said too much, maybe not. All in all it was a good movie, not spectacular, but a good movie to watch if you have some spare time.