History Film / ThreeNinjas

16th Apr '16 12:58:58 PM contrafanxxx
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* OutrunTheFireball: Rocky and Colt do this in ''Knuckle Up'' when the villains pour flammable gas into the manhole they were escaping from.


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* SayYourPrayers: Tum Tum does this during the car chase in the third film.
3rd Mar '16 8:35:29 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* McNinja: Admittedly, while the Three Ninjas are in fact very competent in terms of their pure martial arts skills, their grandfather is not teaching them real-life ninja philosophy. To name just one example, real-life ninjas did not live by codes of honor that would involve body, mind, spirit, and heart or anything that noble {{Justified|Trope}}, however, because their grandfather does not ''just'' want to teach them how to be ninjas, he wants them to grow up moral and good. It makes perfect sense that he'd be willing to take a few liberties with what sort of people ninja are supposed to be.

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Admittedly, while the Three Ninjas are in fact very competent in terms of their pure martial arts skills, their grandfather is not teaching them real-life ninja philosophy. To name just one example, real-life ninjas did not live by codes of honor that would involve body, mind, spirit, and heart or anything that noble {{Justified|Trope}}, however, because their grandfather does not ''just'' want to teach them how to be ninjas, he wants them to grow up moral and good. It makes perfect sense that he'd be willing to take a few liberties with what sort of people ninja are supposed to be.be.
** The Mooks are a much clearer example; they're pretty clearly generic thugs with negligible skill in martial arts wearing costumes to be thematic. The boys even call them on this when they see them openly patrolling with rifles.
21st Nov '15 11:59:41 AM LadyYuki
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* OutsideRide: In ''Knuckle Up'', the boys escape one confrontation with the villains by riding on the back of an ice cream truck. Naturally, [[SweetTooth Tum-Tum]] has a souvenir.
18th Nov '15 9:38:03 AM lorgskyegon
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* ObviousStuntDouble: In some of Grandpa's fight scenes, it's glaringly obvious that a stunt double is used, as the stunt man is clearly many pounds lighter than the heavyset Victor Wong.

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* ObviousStuntDouble: In some of Grandpa's fight scenes, it's glaringly obvious that a stunt double is used, as the used. The gymnast stunt man is clearly taller and many pounds lighter than the heavyset Victor Wong.Wong and the fight double has '''far''' more hair.
18th Nov '15 9:32:21 AM lorgskyegon
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* HollywoodGenetics: Surprisingly averted. While it's clear they're trying to justify [[MightyWhitey white-washing]], it is entirely possible for the Douglas brothers to be white. The more an ethnic group reproduces outside of its own, the more the common genetic traits of that ethnic group are diluted. The grandfather married a white woman, making the boys' mother half-Asian, and the mother married a white man, making the boys only a quarter Asian. With so little Asian blood left, they are more likely to resemble their Caucasian father; the only ethnic trait dominant enough to survive is the characteristic tilt to the eyes (which they do not have).

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* HollywoodGenetics: Surprisingly averted. While it's clear they're trying to justify [[MightyWhitey white-washing]], it is entirely possible for the Douglas brothers to be white. The more an ethnic group reproduces outside of its own, the more the common genetic traits of that ethnic group are diluted. The grandfather married a white woman, making the boys' mother half-Asian, and the mother married a white man, making the boys only a quarter Asian. With so little Asian blood left, they are more likely to resemble their Caucasian father; the only ethnic trait dominant enough to survive is the characteristic tilt to the eyes (which they do not have). Famous people who are quarter Asian include Dean Cain, ChadMichaelMurray, Mark Paul Gosselar, and Rob Schneider, none of whom look remotely Asian.
10th Nov '15 9:53:04 AM LuciaMoore
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* ObviousStuntDouble: In some of Grandpa's fight scenes, it's glaringly obvious that a stunt double is used, as the stunt man is clearly many pounds lighter than the heavyset Victor Wong.
30th Aug '15 6:02:13 PM MaxWest2
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* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: Where to begin...Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum are able to beat up several bigger and stronger adult opponents in rapid succession. In ''Knuckle Up'', they even [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp an entire biker gang]]! Even a well trained real-life kid ninja would have trouble with multiple attackers bigger or more numerous than they are. Aristic license though is probably done for both RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny.
4th Jul '15 3:26:06 PM xxbiasonxxx
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** Dave Dragon has one in ''High Noon at Mega Mountain'' when Medusa locks Amanda out of the system while trying to regain control of the park.



* HomeAloneAntics: There is a scene early on where kidnappers were tripped by traps set by the brothers.


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* HomeAloneAntics: There is a scene early on where kidnappers were tripped by traps set by the brothers.
* HopeSpot: In ''High Noon at Mega Mountain'', Amanda uses her laptop and tries to regain control of the park by overriding [[BigBad Medusa's]] controls, but Medusa quickly regains her control of the park and locks Amanda out of the system.
3rd Jul '15 7:14:24 PM drac0blade
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The second film to be released was ''3 Ninjas Kick Back'' (1994). Grandpa Mori plans to visit Japan to return a dagger he has held for 50 years, apparently to serve as a prize in a martial arts tournament. He takes his grandsons with him for what he hopes to be a bonding experience. The boys have grown up somewhat and their different interests have made them drift apart. Rocky is having trouble concentrating on anything other than cute girls, his latest crush being Lisa Di Marino (MaitalSabban). Colt has developed a HairTriggerTemper and can be counted to pick up fights left and right. Tum-Tum has become even more obsessed with food. They barely have anything in common anymore. When they discover some one has sent thugs to retrieve the knife and that their grandfather has had a very suspicious accident, they travel to Japan on their own to investigate. There they team-up with a female martial artist, Miyo (CarolineJunkoKing). She might be young but is even better-trained than them. She even agrees to give them some lessons, in exchange for them tutoring her in baseball. Naturally, amorous Rocky has forgotten all about Lisa, shifting his attention to Miyo. The film was not as financially successful as its predecessor, and critics dismissed the film. However, it earned $11,798,854 in the United States market, the 104th most successful film of its year. It did very well in the VHS market, particularly among younger viewers.

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The second film to be released was ''3 Ninjas Kick Back'' (1994). Grandpa Mori plans to visit Japan to return a dagger he has held for 50 years, apparently to serve as a prize in a martial arts tournament. He takes his grandsons with him for what he hopes to be a bonding experience. The boys have grown up somewhat and their different interests have made them drift apart. Rocky is having trouble concentrating on anything other than cute girls, his latest crush being Lisa Di Marino (MaitalSabban). Colt has developed a HairTriggerTemper and can be counted to pick up fights left and right. Tum-Tum has become even more obsessed with food. They barely have anything in common anymore. When they discover some one someone has sent thugs to retrieve the knife and that their grandfather has had a very suspicious accident, they travel to Japan on their own to investigate. There they team-up with a female martial artist, Miyo (CarolineJunkoKing). She might be young but is even better-trained than them. She even agrees to give them some lessons, in exchange for them tutoring her in baseball. Naturally, amorous Rocky has forgotten all about Lisa, shifting his attention to Miyo. The film was not as financially successful as its predecessor, and critics dismissed the film. However, it earned $11,798,854 in the United States market, the 104th most successful film of its year. It did very well in the VHS market, particularly among younger viewers.
3rd Jul '15 7:09:31 PM drac0blade
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The film continues with the boys facing Snyder and his agents, having a rivalry with some school bullies, along with some scenes establishing Rocky's relationship with his first {{love interest|s}} Emily (Kate Sargeant). This results in her being kidnapped by the villains and the trio having to save her.

It was a modest box office hit: earning $29,000,301 in the United States market. The film was lucrative enough to receive sequels. Two were produced almost immediately. However, they were curiously released in reverse order. What is to be the intended third film was released second, the second film was released third, causing some internal logic problems.

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The film continues with involves the boys facing Snyder and his agents, along with having a rivalry with some school bullies, along with some scenes establishing and Rocky's relationship with his first {{love interest|s}} Emily (Kate Sargeant). This results in her being kidnapped by the villains and the trio having to save her.

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It was a modest box office hit: earning $29,000,301 in the United States market. The film was lucrative enough to receive sequels. Two were produced almost immediately. However, they were curiously released in reverse order. What is was to be the intended third film was released second, the second film was released third, causing some internal logic problems.
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