His kicks and punches are lame. This is a very famous Ninja movie but it isn't a nice movie. White is for snow, red is for. Also there is the ninja master Sho Kasugi but some fighting scenes are not realistic and not fast even with shoo. We would look at the film like investigatorsprobably looked at the Zapruder film.
Nero's fighting ability is barely of some street fighter in a bar. Susan George is a fine scenery attraction, Will Hare has a high old time as jovial street vendor Dollars, Constantine Gregory, Ken Metcalfe, and especially Zachi Noy are a hoot as assorted henchmen of bad guy Christopher George, who has one of the most epic final scenes ever for this sort of thing. Frank has become more of a lifeless drunk, atleast when he's not cockfighting, which opens an emotional bond betweenCole and Frank's bug-eyed wife Mary-Ann. It may seem a little cheesy totoday's younger generation, but in the hype of the 80's Ninja movies -this one has got it all. Skip this chapter and watch the next films in the series. Is this possible in life? The movie opens with an excellent trial, where Cole must defeat legionsof opposing ninjas fellow students , then make it back to base andcalmly recite the Nine Levels of Power in front of Master Komori. The fight scenes in this movie are just intolerable.
Slick, colourful cinematography, by David Gurfinkel, and plenty of local flavour make this a pleasure to look at, while the fun factor remains high throughout. You can just see Ninja figures and fight in this scenes. Strange for a western film. Italian superstar Franco Nero is oddly but amusingly cast as Cole, an Army veteran who's spent time in Japan studying to become a Ninja. Slow buildup to the inevitable fight to the deathbetween the former students. In any way the acting skill is not important in that kind of a movie.
Franco Nero is Colethe only non-Japanese to been trained in the arts of the ninja. Obviously he has mastered sphincter concealment. Frank Nero is a good actor and charismatic but he cannot fight good. Otherwise I can't explain this 'classic ninja movie' title. Inevitably the two ninja must square off at the films climax with onlyone left alive by the final credits but which one shall be triumphant? The last half is far more interesting than the first; the action scenes are competently done, though it's obvious Golan was not the action director Firstenberg was. I don't like to trtash it becauseevery time i see something associated with this movie i remember mychildhood and a feel very nostalgic about those memories. This film is below the average even it is a classic.
No big deal but his body is completely unsuited for martial arts, at least ninjutsu. Rating 3 out of 5 Stars. Franco Nero and his stunt double take out bums that don't have a chance until he meets up with Sho Kosugi who made a million ninja movies after this. I was too young to see R-rated movies, when my father rented the movie, I was happy. Of course the main attraction here though, is undoubtedly Kosugihimself, who succeeds in carrying a wonderful silent air of extrememenace in every single scene he appears in, in addition to entertainingus with some excellent martial arts demonstrations. Franco Nero plays Cole, a westerner who through hard work anddetermination has against all odds not to mention certain personswishes ascended to the top ranks of his ninja clan.
Next is Revenge of the Ninja. When you have two bad dudes in an action film and it's neither watchable or fun, somethings amiss. When you think of ninjas, you think of thin acrobatic men. Well it was of course the legendary Sho Kosugi! This movie only for ninja fans and who wants to make nostalgia. This one is not easy to get a hold of, but if you can and appreciateNinja flicks, I highly recommend it.
Franco Nero, the star, is a tallish brutish wrestler-esque dude with a 70s porn mustache. First 20 minutes and last 20 minutes of the movie are best. Do you like ninja movies and taking naps? If you've read this far, then watch the freakin' movie. Then I saw the part where he beheads the old man. The budget must of been huge on this film as there are heaps of actors! The white ninja Franco Nero may not know martial arts , but has charisma at least.
For B action flicks Enter The Ninja is gold, and delivers the goods. Instead of casting Franco Nero as the ninja, they could hire some experienced martial artist instead. Venarius, to assassinate his rival. He lived by traditions and resented Cole. Well have I got a movie foryou! I just have no words.
Scenario is also not good. There are however some U. Traveling to thePhilippines to visit an old friend Cole finds that his deadly skillscome in mighty handy when he is forced to stand against some localhoodlums. I found this movie excellent to watch. After all the fighting and ninja tricks everyone performed, the best part was the showdown between Cole and Hasegawa. You may never want to see it more than once, butEnter the Ninja is definitely worth seeing.
Aside from the odd casting of Nero in the lead a great actor in hisown right but woefully miscast here owing to the fact that he hasblatantly no martial arts skills whatsoever it has to be said thatthis is a great movie and is intrinsic viewing for fans of the genre. Turns out Hasegawa has left the clan and has become a mercenaryninja for hire. It's a mid 80's chop sockey film that inspired a huge sub cultural movement. Great fight scenes and the most Ninja weaponryskills that I've ever seen displayed on film to this day. This is great campy entertainment where some of the over the top action and horrible acting would be out of place elsewhere. Also, it wasn't really part of a trilogy. Rather take ashuriken to the eye than watch this again.