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Otaku Chat “Seriously, why aren't there more ninja movies?” by nineballninja

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nineballninja 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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This is fact: EVERYONE LOVES NINJAS

... so why aren't there more ninja movies out there? You'd think Hollywood would instantly jump on this well known fact about people and exploit the hell out of it!

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Kaziel 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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And it seems to me like a lot of movies with the word ninja in their title are not acutally good ninja movies... like '3 ninjas'. With all the modern graphics stuff they can do in movies these days, they could make some absolutely kickass ninja movies!
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spyrral 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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On a related note, has Hollywood ever produced a good ninja movie? And I don't mean good as in "so bad it's good" or good as in "nineballninja thinks it's good" (he though Stealth was the best movie of the year FYI).

Can someone name an actual honest to god good ninja movie produced by Hollywood?
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StuntCock 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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Do movies that contain ninja who are also turtles count?
 
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Ashe's Roommate 9 years ago on 10/14/05
The majority of Americans identify more with the action heroes and heroines, blowing stuff up, being loud and brash, throwing caution to the wind, spouting out scripted one liners. Because of that Hollywood makes the blockbusters since more people will go to see them.
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nineballninja 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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AMERICAN NINJA and NINJA III: THE DOMINATION!

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Duncan 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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First of all, Hollywood still has trouble with asian actors as leading men. It's been over 30 years since Bruce Lee hit the screens, and asian guys in movies are either super evil ass-kickers, or really nice ass-kickers. They never once get-the-girl. They just help the blonde action hero get the girl.
Even the Last Samurai, which is probably the most Ninja-esque movie Hollywood has ever churned out, was fronted by Tom Cruise.

The problem is that ninjas are so japanese. It's like faulting China for it's lack of good cowboy movies. They just don't have the knowledge or built in audience to facilitate a need for those films. Anything they'd make on the subject would not be taken seriously, which explains why most american-made ninja movies are comedies.

Yet off the top of my head, Batman Begins was a good ninja movie.

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liquid nia 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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I'd really just love to see a parody movie about ninjas and pirates...and ninja-pirates. I mean, everyone would go see it to support their side, and it could make for some awesome comedy. But meh, thats my views.

Though in all seriousness, I could go for a good ninja movie right about now.
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spyrral 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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I can't believe I forgot about Batman Begins. That was a great ninja movie, no doubt about it.

Jimmy - I've never seen Ninja III: The Domination, but you listed it next to American Ninja so it can't be good. And I believe I specified no "so bad it's good" movies and no "Jimmy liked them because he saw what the director was trying to do" movies.
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Dio 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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Black Ninja is a horrible ass movie
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Anti 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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But you still watched it.
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nineballninja 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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DUDE, YOU DIDN'T LOVE AMERICAN NINJA? That is a fucking classic out of the 80's! It's not "bad it's good." It's more like "IT'S SO AWESOME IT NEEDS A 5 DISC DVD BOX SET WITH A LENTICULAR CASING!"

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Duncan 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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"btw, do not add an "s" on the end of Ninja. Ninja is also plural, I think."

Since it's a Japanese word, it traditionaly has no plural form. Yet in the dictionary:

nin·ja
n. pl. ninja or nin·jas
As in "HOLY SHIT, NINJAS!"

On a related note, there's nothing more entertaining than seeing japanese exchange students struggle with plural nouns. Last week I had to help my friend Maki "wash her clotheses."

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Anti 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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how much is this mr. chinese liquor store owner?

"5 dollah!"

Jimmy, I never said American Ninja sucked. Why do think it was the first thing I listed?

Because it will be eched in my brain FOREVER!

part 3 was gold.
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J-Rock 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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Where the fuck is Pray For Death?!

On another note, Kane Kosugi is playing Ryu Hayabusa in the DOA movie. I believe that the producers will spinoff to a Ninja Gaiden movie if the DOA movie makes money.
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TSK 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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clears throat 3 ninjas. There are lots of ninja movies, they just arent taken seriously.
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LORD AWESOME 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 and 2. I refuse to believe 3 ever happened. Vanilla Ice > time travel
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Ashe 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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"On a related note, there's nothing more entertaining than seeing japanese exchange students struggle with plural nouns."


My brother's friend Chris is vietnamese, but also has problems with tenses and plurals. It's kind of funny, but we generally know what he is talking about.

Well one day we decided we were all going to meet up at laser tag, and Chris told us "I bring my counsin." Fine. Chris is bringing his cousin. WRONG. Chris is bringing is cousinS, plural, three of them. Lukcily no one objects to three extra cute asian girls coming to laser tag.
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MayugeRobo 9 years ago on 10/14/05
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Oh for the days of Sho Kosugi and The Master TV series.


Master Ninja Theme Song!!

Batman Begins...too true.

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