The Warriors Way (2010)

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The Warrior’s Way is a stylized ninja cowboy story in the style of 300 and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. It looks interesting, but could be missing that main leading character to make it a real success financially.

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The basic premise of  The Warriors Way is the best fighter in the world is charged with killing a baby, refuses, and is forced to then protect the baby. As he has served as a ninja assassin for quite a while, disobeying his superior’s orders puts a bounty on his head. So he sets off to the wild west (obviously) where he encounters cowboys and a beautiful damsel. They band together and must do their best to defend the child.

The Warriors Way Trailer

The Warriors Way

The film was written and directed by Sngmoo Lee, who has no other work to his name. As the film is his debut, it will be interesting to see if he can match the visual style from the trailer with some quality storytelling. The film is produced by Barry M. Osborne, who also produced the Lord of the Rings trilogy, so at least it has some power behind it.

The most interesting aspect of the film is that it stars Dong-gun Jang, who is, based on the trailer, an international superstar, although essentially no one in America has heard of him. It’ll be cool to see if he becomes the next Chow Yung Fat, or the next Rain, who was also a ninja assassin. In a movie title, Ninja Assassin. How provocative.

Who’s It For?

No rating yet, although likely PG-13 or R.

Movie Release Date

December 3, 2010.

Who’s In It?

Geoffrey Rush … Ron
Kate Bosworth … Lynne
Danny Huston … The Colonel
Dong-gun Jang … Yang
Tony Cox … 8-Ball
David Austin … One Man Band

Interesting Fact

The film finished shooting in February of 2008, and has been in post production for so long because of the many CGI elements in the film.

Related Movies

300, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Casshern

What’s Good About The Warriors Way?

Cowboys? Check.

Ninjas? Check.

Story that makes sense? Um…

The trailer looks cool.

What’s Bad About It?

I don’t trust films that try to bring some ‘international superstar’ to America like we should care. If he’s not a star here, then he’s not a star. Go ahead, tell us how great soccer is. WE STILL WON’T CARE.

Our Clever Prediction

I see a low box office for this, primarily because of Dong-gun Jang. I don’t think people are going to go out in troves for him, and while I really like Geoffrey Rush and Danny Huston, neither of them are draws. That leaves Kate Bosworth, who is pretty and pretty stupid. SNAP. I got her again.

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