So last night I was browsing through the new arrivals on NetFlix Instant; Toy Story 3, Hot Tub Time Machine, From Paris With Love, etc... Wait a moment, what's this? Why, hello, "Alien vs. Ninja." And goodbye, 81 minutes of my life!
This movie is wonderfully self-aware of it's ever-escalating nonsense, hitting trope after trope of both the ninja and alien/horror genres. The increasing outlandishness of each scene is great, and the final battle is worth the price of Netflix admission. I mean, look at this picture above. Giant Buddha statues... wielding katana. Because nothing captures the essence of Buddhism like a giant sword.
Speaking of which, I think I'm going to add a Netflix affiliate link to my blog and YouTube channel. If I've figured it out, and you've been thinking of joining Netflix, click on the link wherever it is on this page and join through there! Thanks!