5.06.2012

New Raizo & Mika Vids

Some of you are aware that I do vids to highlight characters of color in various films.  Sometimes YouTube lets me operate in peace.  Sometimes, it gives me grief.

Now is one of those times, so here is a vid for Raizo for all who can't watch it on YouTube. I've added the Mika one as well.

It's been awesome tampering with these, because all those "subtle moments" - when re-cut and re-scored - are magnified.

No chemistry, my ass.

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24 comments:

  1. I remember watching that movie and wondering why they didnt end up together. It made absolutely no sense!

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    1. Don't get me started. Do NOT get me started! A flipping action movie, and the star gets none? *kiss teet*

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    2. LOL @ kiss teet!!

      Ninja Assassin ... Romeo Must Die ... a sad sad Hollywood tradition.

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  2. Yay! Raizo & Mika! Raizo & Mika! Raizo Loves Mika! Mika Loves Raizo! I turn into a teenage girl when it comes to these two!LOL I light a candle praying there will be a sequel. These two are just too gorgeous for them Not to be together. I know the training and diet were hard on Rain. Maybe they'll take it easy on him the second time around and let him have some dessert of somethin'.

    I sincerely hope that once Rain leaves the military and comes to the states that Hollywhite doesn't offer him some bullshit. Sylvester Stallone wanted him to play Jet Li's brother in "The Expendables." I just don't want him to fall into that action hero trap. He's way too talented and multi layered for that.

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    1. Nicole, I'm with you. But I'm not holding my breath. :(

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    2. Nicole,

      I agree.

      Most Asian males stars in Hollywood always seem to only cast them as superheroes or Kung-fu pictures. I would like to see people like Rain be romantic or just a movie that is opposite of who he is. If he is depending Hollywood to open the doors, he'll be waiting for a mighty long time for it to happen

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    3. I turn into a dithering school girl as well. Glad to know it's not just me.

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  3. They got chemistry, biology and physics. Anyone who believes different can go fuck themselves.

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  4. If he is depending Hollywood to open the doors, he'll be waiting for a mighty long time for it to happen

    It's really difficult for POC in Hollywood, I would think even more so for Asian actors. I know Chow Yun-Fat said that he wanted to be taken seriously as a dramatic actor in Hollywood, but he was always being cast as the Asian action hero. Maybe Rain could go the indy route, but I don't think that's what he wants. He wants to shine big time! (And I would love that..) But with HollyWhite..

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    1. Nicole,

      Yep! I don't think that Hollywood is ready for Asian male actors. I remembered reading an article where Jet Li said that if it weren't for the netizens and for Hollywood, it would be easier for him be in a romantic role,but since Hollywood cannot seem to except a hot romantic male actor and since some netizens are so race- conscious on who should be in these roles, it just make it all that much difficult for them to be in the role.

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    2. Jet Li said that if it weren't for the netizens and for Hollywood, it would be easier for him be in a romantic role,but since Hollywood cannot seem to except a hot romantic male actor and since some netizens are so race- conscious on who should be in these roles, it just make it all that much difficult for them to be in the role.

      Damn! This is something else. Its going to take someone with with a pair of balls to break this wall down that Asian men are up against in Hollywood. You can't allow these netizens to dictate how you live your life and how you go about making a way for yourself in the industry. Hell, it sounds like being in prison! It's like they film these kissing/shower scenes, people freak out and then it never gets released. I hate to say this, but man-up! People are going to talk shit regardless, especially when you're a public figure.

      I'm really curious to see what happens when Rain comes to the states. He seems very determined to make it in this country.He better buckle his seat belt and get ready.

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  5. "If he is depending Hollywood to open the doors, he'll be waiting for a mighty long time for it to happen"

    Unless you end up with the Asian Tyler Perry in Hollywood then it will be the status quo as usual. I believed Takeshi Kaneshiro talked about why he didn't bother with hollywhite- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG085tE0yJ8&feature=related

    But getting back to the chemistry, maybe it's just me but when I watched the Warriors Way you finally had an Asian man get to kiss the girl at the end but there was absolutely no chemistry between Jang Dong-gun and Kate Bosworth. But you have Romeo Must Die with Aliyah/Jet Li, Ninja Assassin Naomi Harris/Rain with all this chemistry and not once kiss! It boggles the mind.

    But we already know why they cut out the kisses/shower scene in the movies, because it comes from both side of camps Hollywood/Jet-li & Rain. Everybody want's to be on the side of caution, and they have the hounds of hell guarding the deleted footage.

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    1. Oh...no...don't bring up the shower scene. I think it's our sorest point here at the Narrative.

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    2. I wish to god Naomie had never mentioned that damn shower scene. Its like waving a steak in front of a hungry person.

      Everybody want's to be on the side of caution, and they have the hounds of hell guarding the deleted footage.

      The hell with caution. Rain needs to get naked with Naomie. Period.

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    3. "The hell with caution. Rain needs to get naked with Naomie. Period."

      LOL! Oh I definitely agree Nicole. No arguments from me about that.

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  6. Hi all. I am so glad to have found another blogspot that identitfies the need for conversations about Blasian relationships.
    I am a huge fan of my Oppa Bi Rain and I love when I read about how people feel about Ninja Assassin (grinning like a schoolgirl ^.^)
    just wanted to share that over at BWLB blogspot, one of my Noonas wrote a fan fiction about Raizo and Mika which I believe that anyone a fan of this couple will fully enjoy.
    Keep it up !!!

    *KStyle

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  7. anonymous J

    @ At the Playground

    Maybe if the people who have written fan fiction featuring Rain and Naomi Harris would innundate the producers of Ninja Assassin with said fan fiction, the producers/Hollywood would get the message? Maybe? Other than that if Rain took some of his money, and made a movie in the Hollwood in line with what type of character he would want to play, if its successful, then he could have a better chance of getting more meaningful roles. I've also had a feeling once his time in the army is up, he is looking to work in the U.S.

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  8. I love how the first video was to Kill Switch Engage. I love that bad. It matched the video purrfectly! I would be SO sad if Rain ended up like another of those superhero "warriors." I don't know why Hollywood insists on keeping that way. I wish I had money, then I would make my own company and create some masterpieces!

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  9. And oh here's the link, just in case you have difficulty finding the story hope it works!! all for the love of Raizomika lol.

    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8243765/1/Heart_On_Fire

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  10. woooowza!! glad to see I'm not the only Raizomika shipper. totally loved the movie, kept waiting for the kissing that never came *face palm*. And the deleted shower scene, don't even start, we all wanted to call the director and ask why why why!! lol. I watch the movie from time to time, they didn't make the romance obvious but Mika and Raizo had a lot going on, oh well blast Ozunu and Takeshi for cockblocking!! haha lol.
    Glad to announce my Raizomika fanfic is up on FanFictionNet,my pen name is Veevyca, story called Heart On Fire. thought I might share it with you guys, sailing our ship on.

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  11. Ok I'm watching NA right now and something is bugging me....(sorry ladies but I'm gonna type this as if I'm writing on facebook lol) anyway I've been reading your blogs and I must say I love what you ladies have to say.....Also the fact that I'm not the only Raizo/Mika crazed fan in the world...(sorry had to get that out)I have read ppl saying that he was not that into her but she was all into him....that is the biggest BULL I have ever read...If he didn't care about her (on a more than friends level) he would have left her with Maslow and told him to keep her safe, and then go after the others on his own so that she wouldn't be in the way...I mean he had already gotten their attention so he didn't need to keep her around BUT he DID!! That's the point there are things that Razio could have done, moments when he could have gotten rid of Mika...Also there is the part after she set him free, he was holding her hand (what's the big deal you ask, well here I'll tell) I have watched my share of action movies...When the hero has no interest in the heroine he doesn't run around holding her hand, he grabs her wrist or her arm and puts her along...Razio (Oh how I love thee hehe)tells her to stay put, kills ninja, returns to her side and....what...wait for it....YES GRABS THAT HAND BABY!! Oh and this part I must point out I know someone might have already but I gotta....when she kisses him and say she is sorry I thought there was two meaning behind it. 1)she is sorry for allowing them to get him 2)she is sorry for stealing a kiss from him even if it was on the cheek....Yes I know that wasn't so but still...I know the reason now because she let them get him or asked for help, hell something along those lines, ANYWAY (lol) when freeing him again he tells her that just because he was sleep (laying down something like that)doesn't mean he couldn't heard (or feel hehe)her and then say I forgive you but he doesn't say anything about her kissing him meaning in my world at least that he didn't have a problem with it..:) Now I would love to go on and on but I have to finish the movie so thank you for reading this and letting state my opinion...



    OH and Romeo Must Die LORD!!! don't get me started, just thinking about that movie gets me mad as ....nvm....that was PERFECTION, Lord the chemistry between those two only to have it thrown back in my face.(Painfully) Let me stop again (sorry) Thank you!!

    Anonymous Chelly

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  12. People who live in the UK if you can tell me if you saw RMD when it came out did they have the original kiss scene? I ask this because I have seen comments before from people who saw the kiss scene in the overseas version. If this is true, then WTH!

    Why show one version in the US and another version in the UK?

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  13. Just saw Ninja Assassin and I'm about to see it again the week after with one of my friends. All I can say is that I loved it and I was entertain but a little disappointed because there was a Scene Raizo x Mika get REALLY CLOSE (AKA Shower Scene) I have to wait until I get a Directors Cut of Ninja Assassin.

    Fortunatley there's going to be a Sequel and Naomie Reveals Raizo x Mika get REALLY CLOSE and they'll show it and they'd Better. I hope the sequel will be AWESOME!


    This was wrote by a fan I don't know if it's true but if someone could find out you would be named a HERO!

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