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    The Turtles Are Back....In Time



    "This is really gonna screw up history." - Casey Jones

    Release Date: March 30, 1990
    Studio: New Line Cinema
    Director: Stuart Gillard
    Starring: Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson, Sab Shimono, Vivian Wu, Corey Feldman

    Plot Summary: When a magic scepter accidentally transports April back through time to 17th Century Japan, the boys take-off in hot pursuit, cowabungling their way out of the sewers right into Samurai-O-Rama! Now they must battle the evil Lord Norinaga to reclaim the magic scepter that will bring them back below the subways of New York City.

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    This movie wasn't much of an action movie and it's not really as good as the other two turtles movies but let me tell you what it did have... some really great cheese. This movie is full of some great jokes and one-liners. Also the Japanese people speak Japanese (subbed in English) and I think that's pretty nifty. It's a fun movie and since it's only about 9 bucks on DVD it's no big commitment. If you've never seen it and you like TMNT or comics and cartoons in general then you probably should at least rent it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch
    Also the Japanese people speak Japanese (subbed in English) and I think that's pretty nifty.
    Do they? I don't remember that...

    Having seen the new series now, I guess the time scepter originated from the Renet stories in the comics.

    Honestly I'm afraid to watch this one now. I have it on vhs somewhere. The first movie holds up well, the second just sinks. Is it worth tarnishing my memories of this one?
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    This movie is an abomination. It completely spits in the face of the characters (Splinter especially). I won't even really start going into its every problem, because that's a ten-page essay. But I will say this. Considering the infinite stories that could've been told with the Ninja Turtles, this movie features one of the most unnecessarily asinine plots ever. I'd always wondered what tragic turn of events could have led THIS to be worthy of being the Turtles' third (and final) movie, considering their rich library of characters and adventures. And it never made sense to me.

    Until I watched the trailer on the DVD when I got the box set.

    The way it starts off like a serious action epic and then all of a sudden, the Ninja Turtles are there; that absurdity is loyal to the spirit of the TMNT, and its nuttier comic book origins. Although I would still much rather have had a gritty inner city crime story like the first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminatah
    Although I would still much rather have had a gritty inner city crime story like the first one.

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    Exactly my thoughts. They had Elias Koteas back as Casey Jones which was fantastic. They could have made a fantastic film, but they didn't.

    And on a sidenote, why did the turtle suits get LESS realistic looking as the series progressed? I find it odd how the suits in the '89 film blow away the ones in the '93 film.
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    I remember seeing this in the threatre..... don't remember much except asking, "Why...." after it was over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch
    Also the Japanese people speak Japanese (subbed in English) and I think that's pretty nifty.
    Wasn't that the case with Tatsu as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRdude
    Wasn't that the case with Tatsu as well?
    Tatsu's voice wasn't the actor's though, and it wasn't subbed.
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    Tatsu would speak English though, because he was in present-day New York City. Not feudal Japan.

    Incidentally, however, the Japanese people in TMNT III speak English, but it is explained early on that they do so because Japan is involved in heavy trade with the west, so naturally they would have learned the language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdp
    Release Date: March 30, 1990
    That was when the original movie came out. Not this one.
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