Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Evaluation

Topics: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ninja, April O'Neil Pages: 4 (1392 words) Published: November 12, 2012
Sam Peterson
Mr. Peyton
English 105
24 September 2012
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Evaluation
Cowabunga! Everybody has that one piece of their childhood that always sticks with them. Everybody is in some degree young at heart. For many kids, this childhood piece is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a unique, comical, and action-packed idea that has been in comic books, cartoons, video games and more importantly, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie. This movie is a live-action film based off of the comic books and television show. After being exposed to a mysterious ooze, four young turtles grow into human size. Under the mentoring of a master of the ninja art Splinter the Rat, the four brothers: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michaelangelo learn to fight as ninjas and as a team. As they live in the sewers of New York, the turtles run crime out of the city as they fight The Foot Clan and leader of The Foot Clan and arch-enemy of the Ninja Turtles: The Shredder. A critic from Rotten Tomatoes claims that “the Turtles rank slightly better than the rest.” (Thomson, Rotten Tomatoes) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie is a great movie for anybody who has an open mind or is young at heart because the action is head pounding, the comedy is classic and full of puns, and the concept of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is simply unique.

The TMNT movie is packed with face-kicking, back flipping, totally tubular action. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are classic crime fighting heroes. The only difference between them and other crime fighting cartoons is that they are life size, teenage turtles who are masters at the ninja art. They do not have super powers. The Ninja Turtles are trained by Master Splinter, a rat who was also exposed to the mysterious ooze, and master of the ninja art. “Tonight you have learned the final and greatest truth of the Ninja: that ultimate mastering comes not from the body, but from the...
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