REVIEW: MAGIC KID 1 & 2

CAST

Ted Jan roberts (Masked Rider)
Shonda Whipple (Invaders From Mars)
Stephen Furst (Babylon 5)
Joseph Campanella (The Dukes)
Don Wilson (Batman Forever)
Irwin Keyes (House of 1000 Corpses)
Doug Jones (Hellboy)
Mark Ginther (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie)

The film is about Kevin Ryan, an 11-year-old karate-champion from Kalamazoo, Michigan, who spends his summer with his uncle, Bob Ryan and his girlfriend Anita in California. His older sister Megan is coming with him. Bob owns a management bureau for clowns-acts. He has money problems and owes $10,000 to a mafioso named Tony.

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Because of all his problems he starts and ends his day with a bottle of Jack Daniels, even in his morning-coffee. Tony wants his money back and sends his nephew and two collectors to Bob. Bob is still in bed when the Mafia arrive, but Kevin sees the three thugs entering the house to take $15,000 off Uncle Bob. Tony is very pissed about it, so Bob takes his niece and nephew out of the house. Kevin offers to help his uncle against the bad guys. Megan gets in trouble when she goes to a club to meet her hero Tommy Hart. The bad guys recognize her and want to kidnap her, but Bob and Kevin, who were looking for Megan, arrive just in time. Kevin takes out the thugs, but then comes ‘The Animal’, a big, very large though guy. And then comes Don ‘the Dragon’ Wilson to save the day.

The film itself it not that bad. Sometimes the acting in the film is nerve-racking. The action in the film is good and the storyline is all right. The main reason most will watch is for Ted Jan Roberts of Masked Rider fame, which is the only reason I obtained it.

CAST

Ted Jan roberts (Masked Rider)
Stephen Furst (Babylon 5)
Dana Barron (Snow bride)
Jennifer Savidge (Evolution)
Susan Angelo (The Truman Show)
William Daniels (The Graduate)
Howie Mandel (Gremlins)
David Morse (Disturbia)

Kevin Ryan is a film star named Ninja Boy. David Wadsworth is a film producer who expects big money from his new film starring Ninja Boy. Meanwhile, Kevin has to study to pass on to the 10th grade but he won’t succeed if he keeps on starring in movies. Kevin’s agent is his uncle Bob Ryan, who plays poker all day with his friends.

Kevin is home-schooled by his tutor Suzanne, who wants Kevin to finish school. When Kevin visits Suzanne’s home, he asks her daughter Maggie on a date. Maggie agrees and soon Kevin falls in love with her. Meanwhile, Uncle Bob, who is concerned about the millions of dollars he will owe if Kevin breaks his movie contract, supports Kevin choosing the film. Kevin then runs away from home. David gives Uncle Bob 24 hours to find Kevin. Uncle Bob doesn’t find him and David sends Luther (his bodyguard) after him. After a motorcycle chase, Bob gets arrested. Luther bails him out and takes him back to his house.Then Uncle Bob finds Kevin’s school book and goes to Suzanne. When Kevin returns from a date with Maggie, he hears that Uncle Bob and Suzanne had a long talk and both decided that Kevin must go to school first. That brings Uncle Bob in conflict with David, who makes a plan to kill the Ninja Boy character.video-magic-kid-2-videoFifteenBySeven1305This is a rare movie, in that it is a sequel to another movie “Magic Kid”, but is better than the original! not long after this movie Ted Jan Roberts would become the main star in the short lived Masked Rider series.

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