4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III


Cowabunga! Excellent! Tubular! Bossanova! (Bossanova?) The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch looks back at the trilogy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies of the 1990s.

An excerpt:

One of the things that most impressed me about the first TMNT movie when I saw it in the theatre back in 1990 was how incredibly true to the comics it was.

This is no small accomplishment. As we’ve seen quite a bit in this rewatch, the notion of a faithful adaptation to the comics is not particularly common in 20th-century comics adaptations. There were almost always significant variations, many to the point where the characters are barely recognizable.

So to see TMNT hew so closely to Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s comic book storylines was a revelation. This was the first time I’d seen so faithful an adaptation of a comic book.

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