“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, April 2, 2016
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1982)
How bad is it? It's... not good. Should you see it? Fans of Steve James or Marjoe Gortner should; otherwise no.
This third AmNin film substitutes David Bradley for Michael Dudikoff and he's a weak martial artist - and this is just a martial arts film. Following almost the same plot as #2, villain Marjoe Gortner is a terrorist that infects the American Ninja with a virus. Then our hero and two sidekicks, including Steve James, fight "The Cobra," a female ninja and a gang of cloned ninjas. The film starts with a bad theme song, South Africa substitutes for a Caribbean island and the fight scenes aren't up to par. The best scene involves elevator ninjas (funnier to think about than watch).