Sam Firstenberg is no stranger to B-movie fans. One of his first directorial efforts was a personal favorite of mine, “Revenge of the Ninja“. Thankfully, he continued that ninja streak and only took a short break from that genre to film one of the masterpieces of American cinema with “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo“. “American Ninja” was next on his plate, and he took an up and coming actor in Michael Dudikoff and made him a B-movie star. Today I take a look at the sequel – American Ninja 2: The Confrontation!
It doesn’t get much simpler than this: A boy can’t be controlled by his father, so he enrolls him a class to learn the ways of a martial art – to teach him discipline. The boy becomes a master of the art, but still hasn’t quite grasped the concept of the discipline part. After beating up some kid in the schoolyard, he gets banished from his home, and years later returns to reconnect with his old master. When the master gets murdered, the boy has finally become a man – and a master himself, and avenges his friend. He has become THE PERFECT WEAPON! 😀 (that title just begs to be capitalized.)
This week for Trailer Tuesday, we bring you Jeff Speakman as “THE PERFECT WEAPON”
I like watching a film and then watching the trailer to see how out of order they present everything, or if they give away any of the plot . You definitely aren’t going to be watching The Perfect Weapon for the plot, but I’ll talk about that more in my review later this week.
What do you get when you mix a blaxploitation kung-fu movie and an Asian horror movie? You get Gang Wars, a weird combination of bad fight choreography, drug dealers and a monster movie all rolled up in to one.