Here’s part two (of two) of my Evolution of TMNT article.
TMNT – Animated Movie (2007)
The rebirth of the turtles in the new millennium resurrected plans for a new feature length film, but this time going down the CGI path in a bid to save money more than anything else. When the simply titled TMNT was announced, it looked like this version would harken back more so to the original comic books. While that was true to an extent, it was a real mix of everything we’ve had before. The look of the turtles were lean and mean, thanks largely to not being constrained by men in suits and animatronics. Their design was a rich flavour of the cartoons and live action films, with a hint of the original comic book designs from later issues. Overall this was deemed a success, and certainly helped path the way for future projects.
INTERESTING FACT: The plot line for this film is almost identical to the plot for the fifth Highlander film, Highlander; the Source (not really worth watching)
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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have stood the test of time. Since the mid-eighties they have managed to grace both the small and big screen as well as printed media, spanning now several generations and continuing to go strong even after all this time and many franchise reboots.
Your favourite Turtles carnation may very well depend on your age and personal memories, and even I would be hard pressed to pick a definitive version of the turtles that I would be happy to settle with if I could take only one on a desert island with. So let’s briefly explore the contenders, starting with where it all began….
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Apparently the 1993 third live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film (aka TMNT III; Turtles in Time) has the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score of all the Turtles films. I also follow enough TMNT fan instagram accounts to know that this is not a surprise. Personally, I find this a little sad.
I have complete and utter affection for this installment in the series. I remember the first time I watched it (on TV) and what I even had for dinner while I was doing so (pizza, obviously). Consequently, I may always watch it with rose-tinted glasses but I think it’s got a lot going for it.
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