TMNT Forever: A treat for the fans.

On Saturday morning, I got around to watching the TMNT Forever movie on The CW4Kids block. After all, alot of people wanted me to see it, saying it was the biggest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles event ever! You see, I’m not really a fan of the franchise, but it was on TV, so why not?

The main point of the film is a crossover of the 2003 turtles, and the old 1980s turtles, if I remember correctly, and they have to team up to stop the Shredder (who had been previously defeated) from destroying not only the universe, but every single universe!

Any fan of the franchise will love this. Homages are made to the old cartoon, the script is full of references and sly winks, and one scene shows turtles from tons of different media, comics, and even the recent CGI film.

One thing that bothered me was that even though it was a film, the animation didn’t seem that much better than the TV show. What happened to the budget?

New Teenage mutant ninja turtles, meet old teenage mutant ninja turtles.

The fight sequences are okay, and the movie doesn’t bore you. I just feel it lacked something, and even the resolution seems a bit lazy. After all, the fearsome villain loses because his dolt henchmen accidentally blast him with some cannon thing. The very ending is clever though (I won’t spoil it) and the voice acting felt good. I was just hoping for something that didn’t feel like a normal episode.

Still, you can tell that the creators (Not 4Kids, of course) really tried their hardest to make a great movie that fans would like. Its a shame that the film pretty much bombed, and that a DVD release may be non-existant. Too bad, since many fans don’t even know this exists.

This film will leave fans yelling “Turtle power!’, but causual viewers may find it fluffy Saturday morning cartoon stuff.


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