|Ninja: Fist of Fire (1974)|
|Director:||Wong Tin Lam|
|Starring:||Cheung Ching-Ching, Thompson Kao, Tony Liu, Jason Pai, and Ang Saan|
The movie, while it does seem to have some kind of a cohesive narrative, is rather hard to keep up with. Some characters dress and look alike, but their devotion to the prince might be completely opposite to one another. Early in the movie we are introduced to a character who seems as if he is going to be the main protagonist, but ultimately he only becomes pertinent to the plot during the third act where this character does a 180 degree turn around. Unfortunately, this is a film that seems to be filled with secondary characters and few actual stars. The female protagonist, the warrior who sets out in search of the prince, is decent in her role and she ultimately holds the film together. She also does fairly well in the fight scenes, but she doesn’t light the screen on fire. However, the fact that she makes the choreography seem graceful puts her leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the cast.