Michael Dudikoff is back! So is the guy who jumped is as main character in the last movie, and you know what? With both of them on the screen it's made shamefully apparent... that the other guy is actually a better main character. Sure he doesn't have the same squint, and his haircut is a bit annoying... but he is a better martial artist, and a much more emotional actor as well.
As for the movie itself, even though this one was made just a year after the previous one, it's received an enormous overhaul in quality! There aren't so many loose ends this time around, overall better actors, better stunts, better everything! Shawn actually wears half a mask in this one, too, it's way more 'ninja' than the last one was. Looks like the series is moving into the 90s. :)
And still the IMDB score is sinking with each movie... are people tiring of the series? Personally it feels like it's moving back to its former glory, though I do miss Jackson in this one. Maybe he'll make another appearance in the sequel? That's the next flick on my watchlist.
rated 3/5: not bad