Monday, 2 April 2012

Martial Arts Monday: Ninja Terminator (1985)


More cut and splice filmmaking going on here but this time there is more craziness. Footage of the smoothest (i.e. aviator shades, a sharp suit and witty lines) fighter I’ve seen so far is cut to the Western actors encountering small robots and talking on Garfield telephones. It’s wacky but somehow it works.

Special mention must be made to the music which is part funk and part cacophony of noise with screeches and buzzes for minutes at a time.

The story is hokum but no worse than I’ve come to expect. A very niche film for a very niche market.

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