If you want to catch my attention, put the word "ninja" in the title of your movie! It's stereotypical for a geek girl, I know, but I can probably hear it from a room away over several ongoing conversations.
So when I heard about Office Ninja from writer and director Bin Lee, I needed to at least find out what it was! He was kind enough to send a review copy in advance of its release on ITunes today. When C-Man heard about the plot he said we should review it. I think something about programmer rivalries and ninjas combined was too much for him to resist.
We laughed so much! This is such a geek movie, y'all.
Here's the setup. Tomas (Jade Carter) is a programmer whose bow-tied boss is still using an overhead projector with those plastic sheets to run meetings. His co-worker Jett (Rob Padgett) is a jerk who steals Tomas's work and gets promoted to a position Tomas really wanted and kind of needs, considering his dad has just been seriously ill and there are bills to pay.
So clearly, the only way to resolve this is dress up like a ninja and run around his office spying on Jett, right? Tomas's goofball co-worker Raheem (Jose Rosete) and new hire Jessica (Jessica Mills) aren't sure what to think of the appearance of an office ninja... and neither is Tomas once he encounters another ninja. What?!