[post] 6 Movie Ninjas Who Can Kill in Silence.

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Screen Junkies 3/2/2012 — written by Frost

6 Movie Ninjas Who Can Kill in Silence

There’s something to be said for the art of ninjitsu. For all of its nefarious cinematic applications, it’s really beautiful in its own way. No one makes for a more deadly assassin, with their silent approaches and unseen exits. Enjoy the quiet with a few stoic assassins like these 6 movie ninjas who can kill in silence.

Snake Eyes, “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”

The ultimate in silent killing machines, Snake Eyes is no chatterbox when it comes down to swordplay and death-dealing. Sure, you might argue that he can’t actually talk so killing in silence might be easier for him than most, but he’s the one with the swords so you might want to just let that argument lie. His duel with Storm Shadow at Cobra’s base is a lesson in adrenaline-fueled quickness and skill, making for a great dueling scene as well as a showcase of his killing abilities in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.”

Elektra, “Elektra”

It’s sad to see any character played by Jason Isaacs die when it’s not the last few minutes of the film, but at least his death was at the hands of a ninja in “Elektra.” Sure she turns into a softie when tasked with killing the father of a girl she made friends with but she never turns away from her talent for killing. Watch the true silent killer at work as Elektra takes out the super villain Tattoo with a nice neck readjustment.

Raizo, “Ninja Assassin”

Bred for the life but not the blind obedience, Raizo is raised as an assassin but never shakes off his humanity. “Ninja Assassin” throws action at you until you’re bloated on killing and then forces more down your throat until you’re looking for fat pants in your closet. Proving not only his capacity to kill with a minimum of noise but his cleanliness, Raizo takes out an assassin at the laundromat and puts the body in a washer. Pretty handy, no?

Joe Armstrong, “American Ninja”

This is a beautiful piece of camp that is probably responsible, along with G.I. Joe, for more nunchaku, swords and ninja masks on Christmas lists than anything else.  Beyond the ninja-fest that is “American Ninja” you need to watch this film from start to finish just for the terrible lines uttered by everyone involved. After a quick bout of archery practice with Armstrong as the target, Joe takes out a pair of ninjas with nary a word thus making for a true silent killer.

Mazasuka, “Ninja”

Finally, a ninja who just isn’t all sweet and fuzzy. Mazasuka is filled with jealousy, rage and a desire to inflict harm upon anyone who gets in his way. With a mixture of cheese and fun, the action in “Ninja” is worth checking out at least once, especially for those of you who enjoy B-Grade acting. Mazasuka’s killing of one of the men tasked to find his two ex-friends through the use of a gaudy necklace as a strangling aid is pure ninja delight1

Cole, “Enter the Ninja”

A white guy with a serious mustache in a white ninja suit is all you need to know about “Enter the Ninja.” To ask for anything more from a movie would be ridiculous and honestly a bit ungrateful. Cole deals out death left and right with the slowest, and dumbest death in the scene with the white suited villain who takes so much time to die that you might just be able to do a quick bathroom break before the scene is over.

— by Frost @Screen Junkies

~ by Cloud USA on March 2, 2012.

12 Responses to “[post] 6 Movie Ninjas Who Can Kill in Silence.”

  1. I remember all of these movies from the 80’s. These were fond childhood memories. Lol But as much as I like the characters, I’m with BiThatway….” no one comparies to our RAIZO……nobody……..none of ‘em…….no way, no how” Absolutely, positively agree. LMBO!!!!!!

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  2. This post brings back memories of Saturdays playing with my cousins (4 boys/2 girls) and the youngest boy kicking a hole in my aunt’s wall while we were listening to and acting out our favorite song “Kung Fu Fighting”. We thought we had gotten away with it because we moved a sofa-sized painting that was in the hallway in front of the smashed up wall….LOL. Well after my aunt moved the painting later in the week, ALL SEVEN of us got the “smackdown”! We still laugh about that one!

    We also used the snap-on lids for Tupperware plastic tumblers as shuriken—–what lively imaginations! (I am laughing while typing XD)

    We always watched Kung Fu/Karate movies, along with the Saturday night wrestling………such an energetic bunch! My personal favorite was “Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms”—I have it on DVD.

    As for Lee Byung-Hun, I am soooooo ready to see Gi Joe: Retaliation!

    BUT, no one comparies to our RAIZO……nobody……..none of ’em…….no way, no how

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    • Two of my favorites were The One-Armed Swordsman” and “Master of the Flying Guillotine.” Oh, and “Mad Monkey KungFu”, “Seven Grandmasters”, and “Thundering Mantis”!

      We need to have a vintage Black Belt Theater meeting and pull some of this stuff back out of the vault. What fun!

      Tupperware shuriken LMAO!

      Stephe ^@@^

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    • Ah ha ha!

      Oh yes. LOL. My two little brothers were also quite the “ninja” characters. They were six and eight years younger than me and constantly drove me and my parents crazy with their Karate/Kung Fu antics.

      I was, of course, too old and too prim and proper to engage in such folderol *clears throat*. But that didn’t keep me from giggling behind my hand at them (and protecting them from Mom when they broke something…LOL. I was a good big sister, after all.)

      Terri :-}

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  3. Redd I am with you. I saw All In with Lee Byung Hun and fell in love with his cool style of acting. After seeing him in GI Joe, I looked him up. Just like I did with Rain after NA. I am a fan but I too will always love Raizo first and farmost. (smile) Oh! last night I look at a korean movie name, “Man from Nowhere”. It star’s Jeong-Beom Lee. He was really cool and the movie was pretty good. Has anyone seen that one?

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    • I watched The Man From Nowhere last year with my Korean language classmates and LOVED it. Won Bin was the STUFF! Loved him.

      Stephe ^@@^

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      • Hey, The Man From Nowhere……loved it. Won Bin was a bad Mofo with a tender heart too! Great foreign film. (SMILES)

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  4. Raizo is THE man! (SMILES) Boy, I remember that American Ninja movie from the 80s. There were SO many campy movies during that time period but we watched them and loved them. I was a teen then as well so….yeah! (SMILES) It seems I have a couple of ninja movies to watch. I haven’t seen the last two movies.

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    • Yep, back when Master Sho was the Boss! Whether he played the hero or the villain, he had mad skills in every single movie. I especially liked the ones with his sons when they were little boys, and I about had a stroke when he came out of retirement to play Ozunu-sama to Rain’s “Raizo”. Holy cow.

      All those “black belt theater” movies were a staple for me. Those were some good times! That last movie, Enter The Ninja, was Franco Nero Vs. Master Sho. Terrific campy ninja stuff.

      Stephe ^@@^

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  5. The American Ninja Joe Armstrong was my favourite when I was teenager! I loved him so much!
    But now the best ninja who I’ve ever seen is Raizo!

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  6. Just like to mention that Snake Eyes in the G.I. Joe movie franchise is played by the illustrious Lee Byung Hun, a GREAT Korean actor who has been in lots of great dramas and movies in Korea – check him out in IRIS and All In, both on dramafever.com. IRIS also has Big Bang’s T.O.P., and I don’t think it’s possible to say too much about how very FINE that man is.

    Of course, I have yet to see a ninja that turned me on as much as Raizo.

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