Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is basically 90 minutes of film-making errors. In virtually every major scene set items, camera gear, or puppet operator are accidentally included in shot, and the Turtles rubber animatronic costumes have hard surfaces that accidentally bend inappropriately. At the time, this the most commercially successful indie film ever released, due to the film being an extension of a kids marketing craze, which ended up with the TMNT being about the fourth or fifth highest selling toy product globally. The hit soundtrack and excellent stills portraying the film as a grunge-noir action comedy with cool retro style sets helped pique interest, but the actual film doesn't have a second act, and the supporting cast simply can't act. Some great martial arts scenes though, with plenty of action and silliness. TMNT plays more like a series of video test shoots for a proposed film than a proper movie.