A Case For Better Action Movies: NINJA: SHADOW OF A TEAR (2013)
Florentine is also great at what he does, giving Adkins a playing field large enough to play roles often varying between his native English tongue, as well as his "American" tone and enough of a strong Russian persona to probably convince a lot of Europeans that Yuri Boyka is a real person. No, seriously. Google the name Yuri Boyka, and you'll likely find some variation of him online via social media.
Anyway, that's my review of Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear, as late as it is, and I personally, REALLY want there to be a third installment. I think the Casey Bowman character has plenty of room to find layers within himself beyond his stoicism, much like what Boyka accomplished at the end of Undisputed 3: Redemption. If a third film can achieve this, then I hope the right people, including our dear director and star, will hop aboard and help make this a reality. The first film wasn't everything Florentine wanted to accomplish, but thanks in large part to this second go-around, it helped set up a narrative for another potentially larger-than-life cinematic action hero made memorable by one of today's biggest action stars with a niche that combines generations of movie goers who know what it was like to love action movies in the eighties and nineties.