Review: Ninja Resurrection: The Revenge of Jubei
First off let me just say that I though that Ninja Scroll was probably the best manga movie I've ever seen (after Akira). So When I heard there was a second Ninja Scroll I got in my sic Gemi and made haste to the nearest vid shop.
Basically the movie starts off following these stupid christians around as they worship this characterless guy. The christians are then attacked buy the shogun who hires jubei to kill the jesus like character. Jesus turns into the devil and jubei fights him and thats the end.
The animation is decidedly worse that ninja scroll. Only the background scenery even begins to live up to its predecessor. The story line, which made ninja scroll enthralling is completely absent in ninja resurrection. In fact if it wasnt for the title you would have no clue what so ever that this was a sequel to Ninja scroll. The only reference to the previous movie is the name Jubei which is said about once. Jubei himself looks completely different (he has a freakin eye patch) and is one of the most boring characters in the movie.
And to top all this off the movie only runs for about 30 minutes. It sais 50 on the pack but I'd put money on it, that that time includes the previews.
Dont waste your money!
Dont ask me why I put that picture in
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