||[Nov. 21st, 2009|11:34 pm]
In case you didn't know, 2009 marked the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and 4Kids (yeah that 4kids) decided to air a special movie this morning titled "Turtles Forever", which was a crossover between the Turtles from the original cartoon, the new version, and the original 1984 comic book.|
I got up early just to watch this. This was "Forever Red" for TMNT fans, that's for sure. They did a really good job of capturing what made all 3 incarnations of the turtles special: the 1984 turtles were really grim and gritty, the 1987 turtles were goofy and light-hearted, and the 2003 turtles were somewhere in-between.
It was great seeing all the classic characters come together and interact with one-another, especially the Shredders: 2003 Shredder being the most competent and intimidating, 1987 being a typical bumbling cartoon villain, and the 1984 villain being a blip on the radar (for those not in the know, in the comics, Shredder was a one-shot villain in the first issue).
The voices were okay for the most part. My biggest complaint being that James Avery (aka Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air) didn't reprise his role as 1987 Shredder.
All in all, It was a fun little homage to one of one of the most beloved cartoon franchises of all-time.
In case yo wanna see it again, they'll be airing it again over the next few Saturdays.