Heroes in a half shell!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 1990 live-action film adaptation of the popular comic book and animated series of the same name. The film, directed by Steve Barron, follows the adventures of four mutated turtles, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello, as they team up with their sensei, Master Splinter, and reporter April O’Neil to save the city from the criminal organization known as the Foot Clan.
The film is a fun, action-packed adventure that captures the spirit of the original comics and animated series. The turtles, brought to life through the use of innovative animatronics and puppetry, are all distinct and likable characters, and their interactions with each other and with the human characters are enjoyable to watch.
One of the standout elements of the film is its sense of humor, which is true to the source material and helps to balance out the action and violence. The film also features some impressive special effects and choreographed fight scenes, which are sure to impress fans of the genre.
The human cast of the movie is also great. Judith Hoag plays April O’Neil with real passion, Elias Koteas who portrayed Casey Jones is also a standout, both being fully invested in their roles and deliver strong performances, adding a new dynamic to the story.
Overall, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a thrilling and entertaining film that successfully adapts the beloved comic and animated series for the big screen. It is a must-see for fans of the turtles, as well as those who enjoy action and adventure movies.
It was followed by two sequels, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993).