20 October 2011

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) - Discount Review

Heroes: The Ninja Turtles Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo, their mentor Splinter, and of course Casey Jones.

Villains: The Shredder and his Foot Clan.

Diabolical Scheme: Shredder was recruiting disillusioned youth to train as ninja's in explanding the reach of his underground criminal syndicate.

Coolest Moment(s): Watching costumed actors fight in turtle suits was actually impressive. The best fight was the one in April's apartment in which the Foot soldier just kept coming.

Worst Moment: A couple scenes were a little over the top and either intentionally or unintentionally laugh inducing. 1) Rat puppet splinter mimicking his master. 2) The thefts early in the movie that occurred in broad daylight. I am also torn on the "I made a funny line at the end."

Opening Weekend: $25,398,367

Total Domestic Box Office: $135,265,915 

Review in 50 Words or Less: The movie wants to be taken seriously and almost could be if not for constant campy pizza references, pandering to kids, and a pretty out there premise. The turtles not likely to convert any skeptics to the franchise, but for pre-exisitng fans, cowabunga, its a fun time!

1 comment:

  1. I've re-watched this recently and am still entertained - it really holds up well, and as you said, seeing guys in turtle suits fight convincingly is a pretty impressive feat.