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A twenty year old feud between Ronald, a benevolant village leader and Roger, an evil tyrant, leaves Ronald dead and Roger running the village with an evil bunch of ruffians. Ronald's three... See full summary »

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Stuart Smith
Bruce Baron
Sorapong Chatree ...
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Anne Aswatep
Pedro Massobrio ...
(as Pedro Ernyes)
Timothy Nugent
Rick Jenkins
Nai Yen Na
Zeev Foux
Roger Seller
Richard Chit
Peter Ramwa
Luck Apichart
Jack Wong
David Chang ...
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A twenty year old feud between Ronald, a benevolant village leader and Roger, an evil tyrant, leaves Ronald dead and Roger running the village with an evil bunch of ruffians. Ronald's three children have been split up and are now young adults. Jimmy, the eldest, has been in training for 20 years to extract revenge upon his father's killer and retain control of the village. Meanwhile, evil Ninja leader Victor has stolen the Black Ninja Warrior from Charles, the new leader of the Red Ninjas. Charles sets out to recapture the Black Ninja Warrior and prevent Victor from stealing the Gold Ninja Warrior. Jimmy heads for the village to get Roger as Charles begins his quest to find and destroy Victor. Jimmy has doubts: will he take back the village, will he be re-united with his brother and sister and will he deal with Roger? But Charles is confident that his good Ninja powers will defeat the evil power. The final battle is between good and evil, right and wrong, Ninja clans and justice. Written by Anonymous

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Richard Harrison is 'the ultimate ninja', and he's not in this one.
12 November 2012 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

The Black Ninja Warrior is stolen from the Red Ninjas. Charles swears to get it back. Jimmy wants to avenge his father. Sarah is great at kung fu. John wants to learn kung fu. Roger's friend is badly wounded. The Black Ninjas want the Golden Ninja Warrior. Johnny completes his training. Since Ronald's death, Eagle gets worse. George and Steve work for Roger. Charles plays hide and seek with the Black Ninjas in the woods. And some bald guy keeps tapping the side of his head.

If none of that makes much sense to you, it's because very little of The Ultimate Ninja made sense to me, being another clumsy cut and shut job from director Godfrey Ho, the film randomly hopping from one seemingly unconnected scene to another with zero concern for narrative cohesion. Very occasionally, Ho's chaotic approach results in a hugely entertaining slice of surreal ninja nonsense (see Ninja Terminator or Golden Ninja Warrior), but that is certainly not the case here: this is tiresome stuff indeed, with not nearly enough unintentional laughs or decent martial arts action (although the crap ninja statuettes are worth a giggle, as is the ninja battle in what looks suspiciously like a picnic area).


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