by Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 25 September 2012

Ninjas, like zombies, are probably overrepresented in pop culture. You’d think they’re everywhere at the rate everybody’s talking about them. In reality though, they’re a dying breed — hell, even the last living ninja in the world doesn’t want to pass on his mad skills to the next generation. The Prince Charles Cinema in London now has ninja-clad staff who sneak up on misbehaving patrons to deliver swift ultimatums.

Here’s a first-hand account from a victim: ‘… I got a call from my friend just as the movie started and thought I could get away with taking it. The last thing I expected was two completely blacked-out people suddenly appearing by our seats and give me and my mates a warning to shut up. It was actually pretty terrifying at first, but then I realised it was a bit of a laugh and a great way to make it clear what I was doing was having an impact on those around me. It certainly made me hang up and shut up for the rest of the film’. Wonder if these ninjas toss friendly darts. Also wonder if they’ll have a grim reaper special in October.