Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) – Tamara’s Never Seen

Tamara checks out a 90s classic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. COWABUNGA!!

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  1. I really like this first live action TMNT movie and I remember seeing it back in day in movie theater. What makes this movie even better to me these days is that it’s more based on original B&W comic books instead of 80’s cartoon. Also I just love it how villain with helmet and mask says that he is father of those kids but he is kinda based on real life historical ninja but that one was woman. Watch Gaijin Goombah’s video about Shredder if you don’t believe me.

  2. This movie holds special nostalgic value for me.

    It’s actually just a decent little story that balances the kids elements well enough with the plausible adult elements and never leans to heavily on either. You never feel like it’s too silly to be enjoyed by all ages or the dark elements are too inappropriate for kids. The action and violence hit a perfect sweet spot between slapstick and serious and once again finds a good balance there.

    For a low budget kid/teen movie about comic book mutant heroes that was also basically a tie-in for toys and cartoons, it’s actually a lot better than it needs to be.

  3. I really treasure the scene where Splinter is talking to Raphael in private.
    The dialogue going on, the quiet atmosphere, and the real emotion being portrayed transcends what our eyes are telling us.
    This isn’t just a giant rat talking to a giant turtle.
    This is a loving and wise father trying to reach his extremely troubled son….and getting through.

    Which makes Raphael’s reaction to seeing his father is gone and probably murdered.
    He had just reached a breakthrough. And now his father is gone, which made him more lost and prone to anger than ever before. His scream of anguish, which admittedly easy to dismiss as goofy, was justified.

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