Movie Lover: the Jax
-- August, 1, 2004
There is nothing bionic in this movie. There are ninjas--Russian ninjas. This actually is a fun bad movie, with some exciting fights toward the end. An American "top technical secret film" is stolen in Hong Kong, and all the local gangs start fighting about who stole the tape, who has it now, who spilled the beans and got it stolen, blah blah blah. The movie jumps around to many different characters, which keeps it from getting too boring. The main characters are Gordon the poofy-haired gangster, his kung fu-fighting girlfriend, a skinny double-crossing gangster, two cops who are looking for the tape, and CIA agent Foster who comes to help them. Foster gets spooked by some of the KGB ninjas and reads "Ninjutsu for Dummies" so he can beat them at their own game.
Nonsensical dialogue, good fights, bad acting, silly 80s music, but I'd still watch it again. At these prices how can you resist?