Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, suffers the same array of problems that the Michael Bay directed Transformers films have suffered. The film takes emphasis away from the title characters of the film to put an increased focus on the human characters. To the film’s credit, it doesn’t clutter up the film with the samedegree of human characters as the Transformers film did, but those elements of the film distract from the main thrust of the narrative. Further, the rest of the film’s action is so cluttered and chaotic that it can’t compensate for the rest of the film’s weak points. Read more
TMNT is a film that has the heart that the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film had (and the other two sequels lacked), but it falls short in a few significant places. Read more
This episode I’m moving on to Nintendo Power Issue #21, for February of 1991.
This week we come to the second to last issue of Nintendo Power’s first year, featuring another classic title in Ninja Gaiden, and two classically bad titles in The Adventures of Bayou Billy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, along with an underrated gem. Read more