Tuesday 5 July 2011

DVD: Assassin Rising

A small village attempts to fend off a marauding army in this martial arts adventure from Thailand.

Tales of the village survive to modern times and a group of students visit the ancient site only to be magically transported back in time into the middle of the legendary conflict.

There are some cool battle scenes and kills reminiscent of the video game Mortal Kombat but it hurtles along so quickly that it forgets about character development.

There are many warriors, pantomime villains, mysterious profits and sage-like village elders. It has great potential but never manages to rise above the over-acting and dodgy CGI.
However, it is good fun and delivers a surprisingly emotional (albeit with a little slice of Eastern propaganda) ending.

If you’re more of a Monkey than a Crouching Tiger then it might just be up your street.

Assassin Rising is available on dvd in the UK now.

Ric’s Rating: 60%


  1. A kung-fu Panda Alex? If that's the case I suspect this won't be for you.

  2. Looks interesting. I think you'd like Tony Ja if you haven't already heard of him.

  3. I haven't heard of this one, but I'd watch it if I it crosses my path.


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