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Ancient Japan, 1393. Without a map. Without a clue. Without a pizza.The international phenomenon that is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, returns for a daring trip back in time. When their closest friend April O'Neil is accidentally transported to 17th century Japan, the Turtles spring into action, using a mysterious scepter to travel after her. Cowabunga! What they discover is they've landed right in the middle of a rebel samurai war. Now, with precious time on their side, they must save April and survive the deadly battle before it spills over into present day New York City.]]>
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Granted, the costumes are not up to par with the first two, and the plot is not the most original (nor feasible), but they take a back seat to the jokes. The first two TMNT movies focused more on plot and action with an occassional joke to keep things light. Writer/director Stuart Gillard's time travel story, while not the strongest, opens the door to many jokes and gags, which is what makes this movie stand out among the others. It's a nice change of pace, in my opinion.
Kudos to Elias Koteas in this film (he deserves to be the first in the credits). His 15th century counterpart isn't the best, but he makes up for it when Casey Jones is forced to "babysit" four ancient Japanese warriors in modern-day New York (favorite bit is still the hockey scene).
For those who were more interested in plot, this is not the best place to start in the series, but if you enjoy a good line of jokes and gags, I'd definitely recommend this one!
The first thing that you can tell is wrong with the movie are the body suits. They look cheap and poorly made. The colors are disgusting and the mouth movements are so limited that they look like Chuck E. Cheese robots flapping open and shut. Jim Henson's creature shop did not work on this movie and the low production shows.
Secondly, the plot of the movie is ridiculous. April finds an old Japanese scepter and they are magically whisked away to feudal Japan. What? Why does that happen? Who made the scepter? What was it's purpose. Before the movie even gets going you are left wondering why these things are happening. So the turtles are now in ancient Japan, doing everything wrong that you can do in a time travel movie. They talk to the locals, get involved in fights, and actually kill an English merchant stationed in Japan. It is a total surprised that when they come back everyone isn't a monkey or something. Time travel movies are hard enough to get right, but this just doesn't even try.
The jokes are absolutely low brow and juvenile. If you thought the second movie had some groan worthy dialog, then this movie will give you a brain hemorrhage. There are hardly any worth while fights and I think the turtles use their weapons even less in this film, if that was even possible.Read more ›
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This movie gets a bad rap. I think it's just as good as Secret of the Ooze, and the price was great, and shipping was fast. I'm glad I got this movie.Published 4 months ago by rginvbass
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