In mainstream cinema decent female action heroes are few and far between. Sure, every now and then, we get a Princess Leia, a Ripley or a Furiosa, but on the whole most action films are a bit of a sausage fest.
Enter Cynthia Rothrock – arguably the greatest female martial artist star (from the West).
However here, she is directed by one of the worst directors to stand behind a camera – Godfrey Ho.
If the name sounds familiar, Godfrey Ho is regarded by aficionados of action cinema as one of the worst film-makers of all time, creating (luckily for us) some of the most unintentionally hilarious films ever! And most of them have ‘Ninja’ in the title… The Ninja Force, Ninja The Protector, Full Metal Ninja, and Ninja Terminator. All complete bobbins.
The film’s plot revolves around a crazed martial arts serial killer, obsessed with his mother and ex-wife, naturally sees excessive violence towards women.
Luckily, what may appear dark on paper, is actually one of the most infamous ‘so bad, it’s great’ films of the 1990s thanks to the ham-fisted handling of the material.
This is a film you don’t want to miss! In fact, the film’s climatic fight went viral back in 2006 when it was dubbed by Cracked.com as ‘the lamest (and most homo-erotic) fight scene of all time’.