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3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

 -  Family | Comedy | Action  -  6 May 1994 (USA)
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During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they ... See full summary »

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During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they must use all their powers to defend him against his ancient enemy, who has returned to exact revenge. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Colt, Rocky and Tum Tum are back for bigger kicks in an all new adventure

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Family | Comedy | Action

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Rated PG for martial arts action and some mild language | See all certifications »

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6 May 1994 (USA)  »

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3 Ninjas Contra-Atacam  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,784,000 (USA)
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Max Elliott Slade was the only brother from the first film, to return for the second film. Michael Treanor and Chad Power did not return and were replaced by Sean Fox and J. Evan Bonifant. See more »

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Colt's hair before and after he gets hit on the head by the baseball. See more »

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blast from the past
22 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

what a fantastic blast from the past. the comedy, the generic character dynamics, and the morals hold up even now more than a decade later.

the movie centers around 3 children - rocky, colt, and tum tum (the last who is too young to be anything but comedic relief) and their quest to help their grandfather return a mythical dagger. but along the way, they utilize their grandfather's teachings on being a ninja (using "ninjuity" - their words, not mine) and begin an adventure that strikes of an indiana jones tale on a smaller, tamer scale.

the camera pans are excellent - probably an unnoticed feature of the movie is the way they show first person perspective, and the way they shoot japan from the perspective of the 3 ninjas. the comedy is gold (at least for the time).

the movie is designed for children and engages in childish humor - you have silly slapstick, childish repartee, fart jokes, and the whole gamut of tame childhood morals and experiences.

i have never seen any other 3 ninjas movie, but i do know i saw this one over and over again when i was a kid. i heavily recommend it for kids although adults won't appreciate it as much or at all if they're seeing it for the first time. otherwise the nostalgia factor is super high.


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