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43 Ninjas' lacks personality as i adventure film i By STEPHEN HOLDEN " New York Times News Service Take a half-pint half-pint half-pint imitation of Home Alone, fuse ft with a Bruce Lee martial-arts martial-arts martial-arts fantasy, and frost it with a thick sugarcoating of Walt Disney-style Disney-style Disney-style comic cheer, and you have 3 Ninjas, the story of three young brothers trained in the martial arts who foil ;th schemes of an evil arms smuggler named Snyder (Rand Kingsley). Rocky (Michael Treanor), Colt (Max Elliott Slade); and Turn Turn (Chad Power), sons of an FBI agent, hav been trained as ninjas by their indefatigably spry' grandfather (Victor Wong). ; ; Grandpa, as he is known, also seems to possess; magical powers. Early in the film, he vanishes in a! flash, only to be discovered seconds later perched high in a tree. I f His pupils are as fearless and invincible as he. When some demented gun-toting gun-toting gun-toting surfers are sent by Snyder-to Snyder-to Snyder-to the boys' house to kidnap them, their counterinsufri gency is a balletic tour de force of lightning maneuvers' augmented by household items ranging from jelly beans to a powerful laxative. , The film can't seem to make up its mind whether it wants to be a comedy, a fantasy or an adventure film.' Kingsley's villain gnashes his teeth and snorts, "I love-being love-being love-being the bad guy." Those who displease him are threatened with the tearing out of a heart or a liver. . The character ends up being neither scary nor. funny, while the boys are so busy demonstrating their1, superhuman skills that no personalities emerge. Beneath all the excitement, the message that 3-Ninjas 3-Ninjas 3-Ninjas conveys is anything but reassuring. Cute as theyT are, Rocky, Colt and Turn Turn live only to practice; martial arts. Not yet adolescent, they have been programmed by their cheery Grandpa into being a robotic team of . leaping and spinning lethal weapons. ' Movie Review V2 3 NINJAS CREDITS: With Rand Kingsley, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power and Victor Wong. Directed by Jon".. Turteltaub. RATED PG: Violence. NOW PLAYING: Boynton 8, Coral Springs Six, Cross County 8, Fox Festival, Jupiter 14, Movies at Boynton Beach,-',! Beach,-',! Beach,-',! Movies at Pompano, Movies at River Bridge, Movies at '. ' Town Center, Movies at Treasure Coast Square, Movies at " Wellington, PGA Cinema 6, Regency Square 8, Sabal Palms " Cinema 6, Vera Six Cinemas. ' ; What the stars mean: excellent good ; fair " , poor . , No stars denotes a bomb

Clipped from The Palm Beach Post08 Aug 1992, SatPage 117

The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida)08 Aug 1992, SatPage 117
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