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Ninjas. Damn.
Ron [1]

The Warrior's Way is a western/ninja/circus movie released in 2010. The film's story revolves around the character Yang, an Asian swordsman who was exiled from his clan after refusing to kill a baby, and Lynne, a troubled woman with a horrific past. The film uses green screen throughout and liberal use of special effects.

This film includes examples of the following tropes:

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Both The Colonel and Saddest Flute are significantly more dangerous than their respective underlings.
  • Badass
  • Bathe Her and Bring Her to Me: The Colonel orders this done to the two Mexican girls he intends to rape.
  • Battle in the Rain: The final battle between Yang and the Saddest Flute takes place in a storm that literally blows up out of nowhere (It seems to be a flashback to a training session substituted in place of their actual final fight).
  • Bolivian Army Ending: Considering how Yang normally does against such odds, though...
  • Booze Flamethrower: The fire eater from the circus uses this to light the candles on a birthday cake. It becomes a Chekhov's Skill when he later uses it to light a couple of the Colonel's henchmen on fire.
  • Cherry Blossoms
  • Chinese Launderer: Yang takes over the laundry when he arrives in Lode, mainly because that's what everyone assumes he'll be good at. He actually has to learn how to do it from Lynne.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Invoked and averted - ninjas react just like anyone else to gunfire. Indeed, in the big fight at the end the ninjas actually do so well against the gun-wielding cowboys because there are so many of them, so the cowboys have trouble picking targets properly before being cut down. As for Yang, he is, after all, the Greatest Swordsman in the World and thus not necessarily reflective of the overall quality of the brand.
  • Contract on the Hitman: The Sad Flutes are not happy with Yang...
  • Cool Versus Awesome: Cowboys. Vs. Ninjas.
  • Covered with Scars: Yang
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Yang must run from everyone he loves to prevent the Sad Flutes from killing them.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: The reason Ron is the town drunk.
  • Dodge the Bullet: Averted. Ninjas can dodge throwing knives, but not bullets. Yang does dodge a point blank pistol shot at the end, but starts moving a split second before the bullet is actually fired, so it's still reasonable.
  • Faceless Mooks: The faces of the many ninjas are never seen. Most of the bandits wear bandannas over their faces as well.
  • Facing the Bullets One-Liner: The Colonel, right before Lynne kills him.

   Colonel: I'll see you in hell, little girl. Wear something nasty.


  Subtitle: The Greatest Swordsman in History of Mankind. (Beat). Ever.

  1. Although this line was not actually in the movie