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Ninjas Fly in Old Siam.,
This review is from: The King Maker (DVD)
I usually do not review products that I don't like... but sometimes I do.
This is one of them.
A pedestrian script set the pace of the whole film; poor acting and grandiloquent music sink it definitely.
The story is as follows, a Portuguese fortune soldier survives to a shipwreck, only to be captured and sold as slave in Siam (modern Thailand).
A beautiful European lady rescues him and gives him work in her father working team.
A war between the king of Siam and a rebellious neighbor king break up allowing young Fernando to show his aptitudes as warrior. He is rewarded and posted in the king's guard.
Meanwhile the queen is plotting to murder the king and sit her lover on the throne.
Both opposite interests collide ... and that's it!
Playacting is poor with the only exceptions of John Rhys-Davies, fleshing once more a Portuguese adventurer in Far East as in "Shogun" and Cindy Burbrige as his daughter Maria.
The only positive feature of the film is its visual richness.
Watch it at your own risk!
Reviewed by Max Yofre.