Teenage Mutant Ninja AWESOME!
Teenage Mutant Ninja AWESOME!

I remember that back in grade 4, if I got off of school exactly on time (our teacher was big on keeping the class late if one person goofed off…) and RAN the entire 12 blocks home, I could get there just after the opening credits for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Some days it would just be me, and some days my best friend and I would both be tearing down the street like we were being chased by a pack of rabid dogs.

And you know what? It was always worth it. Always.

I recently got to read the original Eastman and Laird TMNT comics, and you know what? They were even better than the T.V. series. Grittier, bloodier, and far less cheesy lines. (Let’s face it, the cartoons were made for kids. In the 80’s. The dialogue, much as I love it, makes me cringe.) And, as an added bonus, they fight dinosaurs. In space. How is that not awesome?

Now, I’ve seen the trailer [link] for the TMNT movie, and I’m really excited. I don’t think it’ll be a -good- movie, mind you – what little I’ve seen from the trailer tells me that the writing will probably be pretty weak, and the dialogue will probably make me cringe just as much as the cartoon did – but it will be a FUN movie. And a shiny one. The turtles move so much better in 3D than the ever did as guys in suits (a la the first three movies…).

March 23rd, people. Just a little over a week. I’m so there, even if it means I have to run all the way to the theatre.

News: Posted March 14th, 2007 by Alina

^ 5 Comments to “Teenage Mutant Ninja AWESOME!”

  1. Darren Says:

    I’m with you lady. I was and am a huge turtles fan. I am very much looking forward to the new movie. I even read a review by someone who saw an advanced viewing of the movie. He said that he was expecting something good, but it was actually something great. I’m very excited to see it. The 80’s cartoon was good, kinda cheesy, but good. The new cartoon is freakin’ awesome (or was before they did the jump 99 years into the future). Now I’m watching the lost season (a season that Fox decided not to air). It’s really quite good. I can see why Fox didn’t wanna show it. It’s too good for kidlets to enjoy.

    Posted March 15th, 2007 at 1:14 am
  2. The Don Says:

    maybe should be explained aboot the diffrent kind of gamers, rules laywer, drama queen and such??

    Posted March 17th, 2007 at 3:48 pm
  3. Anonymous Says:

    I am a huge Turtles fan too. I had the pleasure of being in the same English Class with a guy who got one of his TMNT stories published. He was our God. Sure some of us had stuff published in academic stuff but this was the TURTES MAN!

    Posted March 21st, 2007 at 9:30 pm
  4. Thunderhowl Says:

    You should talk to Layne about Palladium’s TMNT RPG. I think he and I have all the books for it between the two of us. It’s pretty sexy.

    Posted March 27th, 2007 at 3:19 am
  5. Alina Says:

    Crys – what did the guy get his story published in? That’s so cool!

    t.h. – One of these days, I will play in a tabletop TMNT game. And it will be awesome. It can’t -not- be. It’s TMNT. And roleplaying. All. In. One. 😉

    Posted March 28th, 2007 at 4:54 pm