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This movie really isn't that good, but it's got some weird stuff and it's a little endearing. And is really so wrong to like it?
Because it is so good to laugh at
Oh well.. it produces some smiles but really not so much more.. really bad fighting coreography.
Nice photography makes this movie a touch better than one ranked TV. Music is rather simple and not really thought out spoiling the overall effect. Actors and script match and is suitable for an afternoon family audience as the story and violence is fairly soft. Overall it is the actors that make this film watchable. Nibbles: Cheese toasty.
What a creep and what a crap motion pic... But the three girls made the movie truly really funny and sexy...
This movie probably deserves a half star but making fun of it was enjoyable enough for me to add one more.
This review contains mature subject matter.
My friends and I chose to watch Ninja Cheerleaders because we expected to see a hilariously bad B-movie. Unfortunately, instead, we saw a poorly written, passably acted, unfunny, strange action/comedy with gratuitous nudity, dull characters and... Well, I'm just going to make my accusation: The writer/director has a CBT fetish. There are several scenes where the three protagonists threaten to mutilate male genitalia, and the favorite move of one of the protagonists is a "throat/groin combination". The writer/director actually addresses this issue through dialogue, but doesn't actually stop any of it. I respect the interests and fetishes of other people, but Presley, you're not making an adult film here. Sure, you show a naked woman pole dancing in numerous scene transitions, there are two entire go-go dancing sequences, and there are two topless women in one particular scene, but you also attempt to give the characters some interesting traits and you actually progress the plot at a passable pace. Speaking of the characters, Presley tries to give them way too many traits without developing them at all. They're supposed to be geniuses, they're supposed to be go-go dancers that just want money for college, they're supposed to be cheerleaders, they're supposed to be ninjas, they're supposed to be best friends since first grade, one of them is supposed to have an abusive stepfather, another is supposed to have a mother that is actually accepting of the fact that her daughter is a go-go dancer, and... You get the point. Presley gives them traits, but they are never developed. They never really seem intelligent, and they lack chemistry with one another. The fight choreography didn't impress me; the fight sequences weren't entertaining. The plot was dull, and the setup for a sequel was laughable. Oh, and what was up with the electricity and sparks on the swords during Hiroshi's fight with Kinji?
A final thought: Kinji kept referring to herself in the third person. Please, never do this. Trust me, it isn't funny or amusing unless you're doing it briefly to mock someone that does it in an attempt to be humorous.
I suppose NINJA CHEERLEADERS's script is a decent dispensary for softcore porn; that's in spite of some excruciatingly pitiful, amateurish choreography (even worse than the debut season of BtVS!) and skunky, low-class rock music. In an overarching sense, it is pretty interesting how cool ninjas and hot cheerleaders are blended, even when wasteful self-justification still sometimes happens.
And some particular elements of the script are surprisingly decent -- the flashback interludes to police interrogation are pretty lazy dialogue-wise, but pretty cool story-wise. The rest are clearly awful: the weird cheerleading-coach molestation; the awkward Napoleon "These girls are actually smart!" hogwash; or the ugly anti-misogyny sadism ("What's up with all the nut-crushing?" / Indeed!). On a side note, George Takei has a campy coolness that's pretty interesting; I like his irrepressibly maniacal laugh.
Ridiculous. Logic non-existent, random shots of naked pole dancers in between scenes... what WAS this?! And more importantly, what was George Takei doing in it??!!??
Poor George Takei! This was terrible. Should have called it Ninja Strippers instead. Terrible writing, terrible fighting, and this director couldn't lead ants to a picnic! Not the best movie I've ever decided to watch.