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Fight everyone and trust no one: it's the code of survival practiced by martial-arts master Casey Bowman after his life of domestic bliss is shattered by a savage act of violence. Vowing revenge, the fearless American stealthily tracks the killer from Osaka to Bangkok to Rangoon with the help of a wise and crafty sensei. His only clues: a series of victims whose necks bear the distinctive mark of strangulation by barbed wire. Fighting to avenge as well as to survive, Casey must sharpen his razor-like responses and take his battle skills to the next level, even using deep meditation to fake his own death. His target: the sinister drug lord Goro, who is flooding the streets with deadly meth cooked at his remote jungle factory. To prepare for his ultimate confrontation, Casey must finally become an invisible warrior worthy of the name Ninja. But just when his prey is cornered, an unexpected twist shows Casey that his battle is only beginning: he truly can trust no one.Written by
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For starters, from the beginning, there is no real hook to get you that interested in the movie. Then a bunch of seemingly unconnected mediocre fights ensue.
It had had an obvious 'B' movie feel to it. The plot was the typical and very stereotyped "revenge" type; which granted probably describes like 90% of all martial arts movies. But then done well it wouldn't have been so obvious.
The worst of it through the whole movie it pivots around the staring actor glaring at you with some over the top, cheesy, and insincere scowling grimace. I felt as if I was looking at a tiny narcissistic body builder flexing for attention. No this didn't instill any kind of fear/grit/toughness to me, it just made me want to reach out into the screen and slap this Hollywood uncle tom of the Japanese Ninja world silly.
Typically in such a movie you need a strong lead (think Brice Lee, Chuck Norris, in other genres like: Clint Eastwood, Bruce Willis, Steve McQueen, etc.) but this actor sadly just couldn't carry it.
Only mildly entertaining. Skip it unless you want to be bored and insulted to tears.
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