recent movies 2010-02-10


I had intense anticipation for Ninja Assassin, and its intro lived up to the expectation while the rest failed (the momentum is lost even before halfway through). The brutality against the kids is hard to swallow. The supernatural powers are left unexplained & martial arts choreography could be better. What I liked though is the movie helped wake up the appealing mystery of Ninja lore, which will hopefully pave the way for superior works.

I can't dig deep enough in my memory to find a movie as lame as Skin, a real-life drama set in apartheid South Africa; the editing disgusts, leaving one suspecting that it was a rushed job.