Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie Reviews
The turtles are what you'd expect them to be which is totally gnarly ninja dudes who use colorful banter to full effect. Some could say that they undermine the darker tone, but if you know the source material then its expected and welcome. You know what you're in for.... besides why change something that worked so well in the first place for the sake of being dark?
April O Niel and Casey Jones help support the 4 main mutants and are entertaining themselves. Holy crap was Shredder well done. He was like a ninja Darth Vader. He reminded us why he was such a good villain on the cartoon show.
This is a worthy adaptation of the source material treated with some care for fans and and filmgoers of all ages. It is cheesy and has moments of juvenile hijinx, but it also has heart, humor, visual artistry, and crowd pleasing fun to match all the impressive martial arts. I may be nostalgic, but this will live on for generations to come.