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If you grew up in the 80’s like me then you pretty much know what The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are (and if you don’t then kindly leave and never come back please.)  I loved anything Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when I was a kid.  I had all the toys, I watched all the episodes on TV, I owned the movies, I even still have their damn green faces on hockey pucks on my shelf for shell’s sake.  So you’ll imagine my surprise (I came in my pants) when I found out that there was a TV movie released last year featuring not only the current version of the Ninja Turtles but also their 1980’s counterparts.  Without getting into any heavy spoilers, if you are a TMNT fan this movie is a MUST WATCH.  Many people don’t know that before the 1980’s cartoon the comic book versions of the Turtles were gritty, killing machines, who acted like real ninjas.  The comic was done in black and white and their was lots of blood and the turtles were taken as serious.  This makes the movie even funnier as the “new” turtles can’t help but make fun of their 1980’s counterparts and things like “Their initials on their belts.”

I haven’t watched much of the new turtles series but this made me want to start as they seem like they are closer to reality then the 1980’s version (as realistic as you can get when you’re talking about a story about ninja turtles.)  If you’re a fan of the 1980’s series everything you could possibly want is here:  1980’s shredder returns complete with bebop, rocksteady, and krang, you get to see the old turtle mobile and turtle blimp, and you get to see 1980’s Splinter and April (a great joke about her in a yellow jump suit is made.)

I was skeptical going in to watching this movie but all in all, bottom line, I thought it was awesome.  The comic book turtles also make a brief appearance and finally get to show the TV audience what they’ve been missing for 25 years.  The TMNT franchise has now been bought by nickelodeon so I don’t now what the future holds of the property but if you’re in need of your turtle fix I highly recommend this film.  Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go dust off some of my VHS tapes and maybe buy some old school Turtles comics… GO NINJA, GO NINJA, GO!!!