Way, way back in aught-four veteran stuntman Mark Hicks knocked himself goofy during an audition for a Nike commercial:
For about five minutes there the video was a sensation, and Hicks is trying to spin that popularity off into an extremely low budget feature-length action comedy. We recently got a screener for the direct-to-DVD release Afro Ninja: Destiny (not to be confused with Afro Samurai, which is exactly what I did when I requested a review copy).
"Reggie Carson, a kind hearted soul who works at the post office, gets a visit from a warrior spirit who takes over his body and transforms him to a lean, mean, testosterone filled machine. In searching for direction, he discovers the warrior spirit is that of his father who he never knew."
Carson takes on local, A-Team caliber thugs who have been harassing the good citizens of his neighborhood. Also stars Marla Gibbs from The Jeffersons.
Mark Hicks is a generally charismatic guy.
There's an abundance of DVD extras.
Afro + nunchucks.
Jim 'The Dragon' Kelly, though heavily promoted, scores about three minutes of screen time.
Not nearly enough fight scenes. Not by a long shot.
Special effects were poorly done and entirely unnecessary.