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« on: February 15, 2000, 10:41:17 PM »

Marines are being kidnapped and turned into evil Ninjas.  Can Michael Dudikoff foil the evil plan?

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 1999, 06:09:07 AM »

I think I saw this on USA Up all night, years ago when Gilbert was still hosting.  What a piece of s**t film!  The battle in the rocks has got to be the lamest choreographed fight ever to be captured on celluloid.... er.... video.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 1999, 04:34:08 PM »

     Aren't those guys in the red shirts from Star Trek?  Huh huh huh...  Then why are they trying to act like they're ninjas or somethin?  Hehhehheh.....  They suck.  Better look out for the Klingon ninjas near Uranus buttmunch.  That Michael Dudikoff looks sorta like that David Hasslehoff guy.  They both suck.  Henhhehhenhhuhhuhhuh pull my finger American Ninja........  **FART**  You suck.
 
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2000, 01:53:23 AM »

By tha way, Mike Stone (the bad ninja) is in the black belt hall of fame but I don't remember seeing your names in there so who are you to judge what is bad fight choreograpy. I guarantee the million dollar home Michael Dudikoff just bought, along with the Harley Davidson he paid cash for, and the four cars in his driveway says he doesen't give a damn what you genusies say!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

The Movie sucks, there is a lot of errors. Ninjas are suppose to be the best but in this movie ninjas are s**t.
For eg: In the scene where the ninjas are fighting where the boulders are one knock to the ninjas and there down. but
in the scene with the ninja getting draged behind the pick-up he never seems to give up. The Drug Leader, the one dressed in a white suite looked like a dummy, his hair and mouth look fake. THIS MOVIE IS 100% CRAP.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I have yet to see this one (seen 1 and 4, and parts of 3), but I'd just like to say - some people don't watch bad movies with the right attitude.  This series is friggin hilarious, I personally think most of the stuff done badly is done INTENTIONALLY badly.  

Oh yeah, and Ninjas were NOT the best.  That's just a myth movies seem to like saying, and then they often throw in the Bushido code of honor.  And of course, Bushido was the code for the SAMURAI.  Ninja were just masters of stealth and assassination technique, since they had no code of honor bad men OR good men could use them.  Interestingly, there were also a number of Female ninja, despite what the American Ninja movies suggest.  Ninja swords were vastly inferior to Samurai swords - you couldn't really inflict the same kind of damage with them, you generally had to STAB instead of slash, and the blade was so dull you could use it as a sort of hammer (since many ninja were farmers in their normal life).

Throwing stars were not usually lethal unless poisoned, they generally were to throw down following enemies, since Ninjas would assassinate and run.  Also, sometimes they would deliberately nick guards with a few throwing stars - to continue the image that they could become invisible at will.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

Your wrong. Ninjas knew deadly styles of hand to hand combat known as Tai Jutsu. They learned this in first 3 sets of 9 sets style. The last would go into internal martial arts.knowing what you're opponent does or will do, by predicting or other things I forgot I read. They were raised since childhood as Ninjas and practised or were brought up that way. The Sumury greatly feared them and they were known as the ultimate warriors. They were like assasins with absolutly no fear or remourse for their life or anyone elses. You should read "Ninja: And their secret fighting style" by Stephen Hayes (sp?).
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

after only having seen american ninja 4 i didnt quite know what to expect, and yes although its awfully acted and in some places the fight choreography is bad on the whole there's enough bone crunching testosterone driven ninja and chop socky action for martial arts fans: just dont expect A Beautiful Mind or Saving Private Ryan and you can have a great time; dont be put off by the first fight on the rocks and beach that is pretty lame but it gets better: and thankfully most of the irritating characters get killed off(like that guy Taylor man he acts bad!)....if you want bad, see American Ninja 3, that is 90 minutes long and feels about 4 times as long
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

     The movie would of been alot better if it was more choreographed and action- packed.  Every fight in the movie was boring with no creative fighting techniques or nothing like Jet Li moves.  I mean ninjas are supposed to be the most deadly and dicsiplined martial artist in the world and this movie makes them look like p***ys.  And michael dudikoff is cool but sucks at acting.

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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

The American Ninja series are some of my favorite bad movies of all time.  I love Michael Dudikoff and Steve James (RIP), those two are so bad they rule!  If you love those two as much as I do, check out the film Avenging Force, it also stars the doofy duo!  Anybody who doesn't see the humor in bad movies like American Ninja is out of their minds.
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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

"Your wrong. Ninjas knew deadly styles of hand to hand combat known as Tai Jutsu. They learned this in first 3 sets of 9 sets style. The last would go into internal martial arts.knowing what you're opponent does or will do, by predicting or other things I forgot I read. They were raised since childhood as Ninjas and practised or were brought up that way. The Sumury greatly feared them and they were known as the ultimate warriors. They were like assasins with absolutly no fear or remourse for their life or anyone elses. You should read "Ninja: And their secret fighting style" by Stephen Hayes (sp?). "

No offense intended, but when you can't spell SAMURAI correctly I find it difficult to take your posts seriously.  No where did I not say ninja were not well-trained.  However, there was no real organized school for ninja training - it was much more vague and amorphous then that.  It's like saying hitman, that's the closest to modern terminology, though it doesn't really apply to a ninja.  Yes, there are hitmen who are extremely good, perhaps even a few who could be comparable in skill to the best of our special forces, but they're the exceptions, not the rule.  And yes, there are hitmen who are extremely well trained in schools of sorts - just like some ninja no doubt were.  

Many ninja were basically civilians who did it for extra money, or for other reasons.  Some were permenantly hired by local warlords - those were in all likelihood the most elite of the ninja.  The samurai would not fear a ninja, especially in a fair fight - a typical samurai sword will literally cut a ninja blade in half.  Their weapons had very different functions, and their roles were very different.  Samurai could not assassinate, for instance.  

Don't forget - samurai swords are essentially the best made swords around.

And yes, I know this will never be read and I'm a year late.  Oh well.
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

My God People! Anyone who classes this movie as action is missing the point entirely... This film is a slapstick comedy with some of the greatest B (or maybe C) class acting.  Why is anyone taking this movie seriously? I just don't understand.  Steve James is a hero who is so obviously crappola at Martial Arts and the more rigidly chorepgraphed his fights are the better... You can practically see him mouthing instructions to his fighting partner!

And hey Eric... ur right Avenging Force does star the above two (the Laurel & Hardy of B Cinema), however this movie really does suck as there just isn't enough of Steve James beatin the s**te outta people.  You wanna check out a great Steve James movie... have a look at Riverbend. Absolutely Classic.
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Well, some of the fights were better coreagraphed than in the first one, but somehow they were worse shooted/directed/edited/whatever (specially the fight at the beach):P And the final fight with the ninja boss/henchman was kinda short, and lame. That guy looked very good in a previous scene in the bar, were he kicks the living crap out of of a punk who touches his shoulder, they could have made a better fight at the end.
Anyway, Steve James shines in his fights, has more of then, and altough a couple look a bit rigid, they're very very cool, probably the best of the whole movie. :)
The plot was ludicrous, Dudikoff didn't move as well as in the first one, but still a very enjoyable flick :D

Greetings from argentina! :P
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2007, 07:49:27 AM »

 Twirling Drink BounceGiggle

Not the first South Africa made martial arts film (that honour belongs to Karate Olympia and Kill & Kill Again but certainly the first South African ninja movie.

Not all that bad as these things go..........
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2007, 11:21:45 PM »

It's Corny, but that's what makes it fun to watch.  It's still one of my favorites of the series. 
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