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3 Ninjas was a surprising box-office hit with the Saturday matinee family crowd, earning the highest cost-to-profit ratio of that year and instantly mandating this all-too-unnecessary sequel.
3 Ninjas Kick Back is just as lively and engaging as the 1992 original
Fantasy is one thing. 3 Ninjas Kick Back is something else entirely: junk food laced with testosterone.
Clearly made with an eye on the international market, this movie is set for the most part in Japan, shrewdly adding a female ninja to the three boys, thus broadening the potential demographics.
Instead of exalting physical grace and virtuosity, this film's slapdash action sequences resort repeatedly to the old trick of accelerating the action to the speed of a silent-film chase.
Who was this movie made for? Not for me, that's sure, but I have a hunch younger kids will find it satisfying.
Immature humor, sexism in trite '90s sequel.
Loud, callow, jejune, infantile, puerile and annoying as hell.
Worse than the first one. These kids are no Spy Kids.
Even worse than the original ... which was pretty dire to begin with.
All movies hope to turn a buck, though few of them actually attain this goal (at least, not in any substantial measure). Then there are movies whose only goal is to turn a buck.
If this first sequel is any indication, however, the 3 Ninjas franchise has already run out of steam.
First sequel to 3 Ninjas offers nothing new to the series except a lot more pointless and awful entertainment. This film does nothing to be effective entertainment and is a very forgettable film. The performances are wooden, and uninteresting, and overall it fails to really entertain, and offer the viewer something thrilling to watch. As a family film, this sequel like the first film offers nothing good. The script is horrible; the cast is bad and the directing awful. 3 Ninjas Kick Back is one of the worst family films that you can watch, and it makes you wonder why they even made this trash in the first place if the first film was just as bad. This sequel is nothing new, it possesses a clichéd formula that we've seen in the firs at film, and it's clear that it doesn't work. Maybe kids will enjoy this, but as someone who grew up when these films were made, I look back at these films as trash, uninspired filmmaking that doesn't work, and it simply fails to be effective, memorable entertainment. This film is pointless, the story is just not interesting and ultimately it fails to be fun. The film is far too silly to be fun, and entertaining. The only thing that you can do with this film is forget about it. This is poorly constructed entertainment and it doesn't work. Don't expect a good family film with this one, as you'll be disappointed.
Oh, goodness not another 3 ninjas movie. This series was just trying to make a Karate Kid copy cat, but with cuter kids. My little brother made me watch them all with him!
More kid-pleasing entertainment has our three youthful heroes forced to choose between playing in a championship baseball game and accompanying their all-wise grandfather to Japan for a martial arts tournament. It's The Karate Kid, The Three Stooges, The Bad News Bears, and Indiana Jones all crammed into one fast-paced movie that works surprisingly well.
Just saw this the other day, it had been since the 90's since the last time I watched it. I remembered it being an epic journey going to Japan and all, but this shit was hard to watch cuz it was so bad, I mean the first one was like an Oscar performance compared to this dicksuck.
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