Thursday, April 30, 2015

Full Metal Ninja (1989)

How bad is it? The title's the best part.
Should you see it? Only if you're watching Godfrey Ho films already (and why are you?)
The ninjas come with headbands that identify them. A nice touch.

This is yet another Godfrey Ho cut-and-paste job, where he took a film, added unrelated ninja fight scenes and gave it a title sounding like a well-known American film. In this case, he tried to fuse two films, one of which might've worked on its own, but the two are completely unrelated. A warrior named Eagle seeks a warlord who kidnapped his wife while another named Leon also seeks him for killing his family. There's a lot of classical music repeated endlessly as a sort of leitmotif (my god that's highbrow for this blog). Even the people who speak English get dubbed. The fight scenes are adequate, but grow tiresome.

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