Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Episode 50 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990 film)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the live action movie is a bit of a departure for our podcast. Yes, this is our first time covering something that’s live action. However we felt that after 50 episodes we have earned the right to continue to cover whatever we please. Nearly everyone on the planet 35 years old or younger has fond memories of the Ninja Turtles franchise, but it seems we need them now more than ever. How well does this movie hold up? Does it stand the test of time? Do the of today still find it enjoyable? These are the questions we constantly set out to answer for you. Bonus content: In this episode we finally decided to bring in our little mini podcast contributor to help us sort through the noise.

From Wikipedia:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 1990 American superhero action comedy film directed by Steve Barron, based on the comic book characters of the same name. Released on March 30, 1990, the film presents the origin story of Splinter and the Turtles, the initial meeting between them, April O’Neil and Casey Jones, and their first confrontation with The Shredder and his Foot Clan. The film stars Judith HoagElias Koteas, and the voices of Brian TochiRobbie RistJosh Pais and Corey Feldman as the four title characters.

Highlights:

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Golden Harvest, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, New Line Cinema, John Du Prez, Jim Henson, April O’Neil, Casey Jones, Elias Koteas, The Shredder, Sam Rockwell, Robbie Rist, Brian Tochi, Corey Feldman, Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, Splinter, New York City, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Nintendo,

Links:

Wikipedia: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100758/
Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/teenage_mutant_ninja_turtles_the_movie/
Roger Ebert review: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-1990
Siskel & Ebert review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM0WtnBnPRs
Theatrical Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMJPwRWaZBI
Turtlepedia: http://turtlepedia.wikia.com/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_(1990_film)
Corey Feldman Today Show performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHOBTQFgWE8
AVGN TMNT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjUz8IT0CYg
Alternate/ Deleted ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og9kzq-xrME

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