dir. Charles T. Kanganis
The second 3 Ninjas film, preceded by 3 Ninjas, and followed by 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain. This one sees our annoying three little boys return, although two of the actors are replaced. Their ninja grandpa also returns, although his name has been changed and no one ever explains why. Another “regular boys who happen to be ninjas” film, this time going heavy on the adolescent distractions: the boys are consumed by such exciting things as baseball games and pretty girls. There’s also a special dagger and an ancient sword and a cave of gold. Typical teenage boy stuff. 3 Ninjas Kick Back is as inconsequential and stupid as the first one. So no wonder it spawned yet another two sequels.