I didn’t see this movie in theaters, mainly because I hated how the Turtles looked, and didn’t want to waste money on a movie I may dislike. I figured I’ll just wait for it to be released on DVD, and get it from Netflix. I don’t mind watching possibly bad movies with Netflix, a I feel like my money goes to the quality things I watch, and not the crap. And so it’s with this thought That I watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (Coincidentally, Jacob watched at the same time I did, in a different location.) I’ll just say I do not regret my decision to wait.
I have been a TMNT fan since I was a wee little lad. I was first introduced to them with the original cartoon. After that, my brother and I found some collections of the original comics, and read them until the covers fell off. I loved the movies, freaking out when I saw a poster for Secret of the Ooze. Between my childhood and a few years ago, I didn’t have much contact with the franchise. I saw and loved the animated TMNT movie, but I didn’t watch the television cartoon. It was a dark time in which I didn’t have DVR. Those were dark times. I got back into the franchise a few years ago with the launch of IDW’s series, and the Nickelodeon series. I really enjoy both and recommend them to everyone. I tried to have an open mind about this new movie. I wanted to be pleasantly surprised by it. After all, a few people I know said it was enjoyable. However, I did not like it all. (Some spoilers below.) (more…)