“Your instructor is Casey Jones!”
It’s 1990 all over again AND I LOVE IT!
Well, that which I have been dreading is nearly upon us: The Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is just days away. As if you haven’t already guessed, I’m setting my expectations to low (especially after I saw the toys). Then again, I tried that with Transformers, and look how that turned out. Anyway, in the interest in getting caught up with all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from a movie standpoint, here are my scores and links to the reviews for all six TMNT movies.
I love the first one. 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is awesome and I will hear nothing else on the subject. 9 out of 10.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is a baffling, disappointing follow-up, but it’s watchable. “Go ninja, go ninja, go!” 3 out of 10.
The third one… it’s not bad, but it feels like nobody gave a shiz. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is bad, but it could be much worse and they ditched the campy tone of the second, which was much appreciated. 5 out of 10.
2007’s TMNT is fine – it starts off strongly but falters. 3.5 out of 10.
I have to admit, I haven’t finished watching Turtles Forever. For all its bold premise promises, I was shocked at how board I was while watching the flick – I’ll try to give it another chance ASAP.
That’s all for now… boy, this new movie sure does look like shiz. Oh well. It’s got to be better than the Transformers movies… right?
We’ve all seen the trailer, we’ve all felt sad, but it wasn’t really until I saw the action figures in the store that it felt real to me: Ninja Turtles is probably going to be an awful movie. Just look at what the did to Michelangelo! Just LOOK! They’ve bastardized my beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! He’s got pants and a sweater and… bling?!? I just… I don’t see this working.
I should preface this review by saying I did not watch the 2000s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series – I presume this movie stems out of that series, but I don’t actually know this for a fact, and, in 2014, obviously, there is no way to check… Anyway, let’s dive in to 2007’s TMNT! Read the rest of this entry
After applauding the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and then saying that the third TMNT installment isn’t the worst thing ever, it’s time to finally hit rock bottom with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Let’s count the reasons this movie doesn’t work. Read the rest of this entry
In my review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, I refer to this first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie as gritty, funny and interesting. I went on to praise it’s realistic tone and its blend of action, adventure, tragedy and comedy. I stand by that now and forever – this is a great movie. Read the rest of this entry
The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie was gritty, funny and interesting. It had a realistic tone that the film makers blended well with the action, adventure, tragedy and comedy. When they moved on to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, they went for a much campier, cartoony feel where the Turtles rarely (if ever) draw their weapons. Here in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, we get something of a mix of the two.