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No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

Okay, you can approach “No Retreat, No Surrender” in two ways. You can prepare for the kind of acting and storyline that will leave you with a sick feeling in your stomach (or, in my case, a huge grin and plenty of giggles), or go in with the mindset that there’s some cool action/fight choreography worth tolerating for such HORRIBLE performances, brainless dialogue, and putrid plot. I am making no excuses, people like me eat these jokers up, stuff like “Gymkata”, the crème de la crème of goofy, bad action movies, and “No Retreat, No Surrender” is right there beside it. I don’t know, you watch “American Ninja III” and maybe something like “No Retreat, No Surrender” is a masterpiece.

These movies always look like they were made for twenty bucks with cameras that sat in hot warehouses baking for a period of time, the film stock worn and cheap. I like it just fine that way, as well as, the exhausting method of the editing and rapid fighting choreography, the way a fight has a different ca…