“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Saturday, October 4, 2014
American Commando Ninja (1988)
aka Silent Killers
How bad is it? It's one of the cheapest martial arts films. Should you see it? I guess - I was in a bad mood when I saw it.
This stars the same guy who was in "Zombie vs. Ninja" and was directed by the guy who did "The Black Dragon" 14 years earlier. The opening scene has the cheapest ninja dojo I can recall and the film screams 1980's with such things as a guy in confederate flag short-shorts. There's not enough action for my taste, particularly in the middle, but the ending isn't bad. It even had a sequel, "Born a Ninja."