I was extremely excited to have the opportunity to see The Assassin. Quite honestly, the title alone had my attention. As a connoisseur of martial arts movies, I jump at the chance to see a new release. From grind-house kung-fu of the 70s to the more epic and high flying kung-fu of recent, I enjoy them all. There is a beauty in material arts films that you just can’t find in most action movies and The Assassin is no exception.