Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Red Shadow: Akakage
2001 film from director Hiroyuki Nakano.
Red Shadow, Blue Shadow and Aska are neophyte ninjas under the tutelage of the great warrior White Shadow. Their lives are a series of perilous missions that entail intrigue, deception and intimidation. Will they survive an obstacle course of death traps, highly skilled opponents and personal struggles against their own weaknesses?
I didn't like this movie. This movie was very boring with lots of bad acting. It is full of stupid, incompetent ninjas. It did have a couple of funny Star Wars scenes. One where a ninja was blocking dozens of throwing weapons with his sword as if he was a Jedi blocking laser blasts with his light saber. Later, a ninja master puts a remote choke hold on an opponent with with a Darth Vader type death grip. I understand that this is probably supposed to be a spoof of classic ninja movies but I guess I am just not sophisticated enough to get the spoof humor in this movie. I didn't think the spoof humor was funny enough for me. I am just a simpleton that likes classic spoof humor from movies like Airplane.