Re-posted from the Old Haunt because our favorite couple deserved it:
I can't understand how anyone who watched Ninja Assassin didn't see any chemistry between Mika and Raizo at all. Judging by these stills, they were putting off sparks when they probably weren't even trying to. Those who refuse to see what is so patently obvious are having a difficult time seeing past their stereotypes of both black women and Asian men and/or crazy Rain fangirlism.
Whoever made the decision not to further explore this relationship really missed out on something that had the potential to be very special and completely different. This film could have really stood out for doing something that no other movie of its kind ever does: Let the Asian hero actually get the girl. And the fact that said "getting the girl" would have ended with a AM/BW pairing would have probably garnered this movie a much larger fanbase. But they opted to punk out instead, falling back on old tropes and tired clichés.
Does anyone in Hollywood have any balls?
These last two are just because Raizo/Rain is fine and the fineness deserves to be appreciated. Enjoy!