Movie Review: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has always had a rocky history in pop culture adaptations, most of the time we tend to put on some thick nostalgia glasses when thinking of the original 90s film and cartoon since it wasn’t without its faults, but what do you expect when you’re dealing with the adaptation of a comic about giant mutant turtles that are ninja taught by their rat sensei who learned ninjutsu by watching his owner Hamato Yoshi* practicing the martial art. So every time there’s a new cartoon/comic/toy line/video game/movie there’s bound to be some liberties taken and it’s with that notion that I decided to go with the most open of mentalities into the new TMNT movie, yes I’ve seen the trailers and they did nothing to me, yes I’ve seen the redesigns and they’re ugly as crap, yes Michael Bay is involved and it’s not…

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