When a meteor crashes in rural Japan, it is up to a roving band of ninjas to destroy the sinister alien force that is unleashed! ALIEN VS NINJA is the latest in extreme violence and gore out of Japan, this time combining fast-action ninja sword-fighting with bloody alien carnage. Sure, this sounds great on paper, but the resulting film is just more mindless mayhem and buffoonery with very little payoff. First off, the digital filming makes it look like it was shot on a hand-held video-camera. It is also tough to decide which looks worse: the cheap rubber alien costume, or the cheaper computerized aliens. The stupid slapstick humor does nothing to help, either. Amazingly, the action sequences aren't half-bad, and they are shot at a quick enough pace as to make them appear cooler than they really are. What makes this one fail more than anything else is that it just isn't any fun like MEATBALL MACHINE or VAMPIRE GIRL VS FRANKENSTEIN GIRL. Bad cinema can only take you so far without the added entertainment factor. ALIEN VS NINJA will only serve as a sick form of self-inflicted punishment unless you are a fan of terrible Japanese B-movies.
If you liked ALIEN VS NINJA, check out:
MEATBALL MACHINE, EVIL ALIENS, VAMPIRE GIRL VERSUS FRANKENSTEIN GIRL.