Cinematic Adventures: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Welcome to a long overdue installment of our movie related series entitled Cinematic Adventures. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles  for more information. Today we are going to kick off the first portion of my four part series of movies related to TMNT.  Let’s take a look at the film that started it all for those heroes in a half shell, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie.

New York City, a place where no one ever sleeps and trouble lurks around almost every corner. After wrapping up her daily channel 6 report, April O’Neil heads back out to the news van only to discover that a group of thugs are looting it. Knowing that word can’t leak out about this, the bad guys decide to silence the reporter once and for all. In a dramatic turn of events, the lights go out, and when the cops  eventually arrive on the scene, these so called criminals are tied up and ready to be taken off to the big house. Still in a state of shock, April sees a sai laying on the ground and decides to pick it up in hopes of finding out just who or what came to her rescue.

Lead in to the sewers, where we meet these heroes for the first time, and they are four…. Turtles? That’s right, apparently giant creatures with shells know how to use ninja weapons correctly, love  pizza, and get a kick out of saving the lives of news reporters. Eventually the two sides meet and form one of the strangest friendships of all time. Since each one of them is fighting for a cause in their own way, they decide to work together to find out just what happened to their beloved home, and will do whatever they can to try to save it from becoming an inevitable wasteland of disaster and chaos.

Now let’s take some time to go over the high and low points of the film. To kick things off, the choreographed fight scenes are extremely enjoyable to watch, even if there aren’t a whole lot of them to begin with. The angst that each character has towards the world truly shows just what it is like to be a teenager, even if  that person is a reptile instead of a human being. To put it blunlty, the movie gives me chills every time I watch it, and it is still one of my favorite flicks to this very day for that reason alone.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie is an enjoyable experience from beginning to end that shows just how good a movie based on a popular franchise can be if the people behind the project really care about what they are working on. Anybody who hasn’t it seen it should do so now, trust me, it will be time well spent.

That concludes my thoughts on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie. If there are any other movies you would like to talk about, please let us know about them in the comments below.

Keep it here for part two of our four part series of movies based on TMNT where will take a look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of The Ooze, see you next time.