On GYPH there was an article on “Why the Turtles were better in the 80’s”. I am here to to address this notion.
Growing up in the 80’s I watched the originial Turtles and loved it. I couldn’t wait to get home from school and watch it. But now I am a dad and I am watching the newest Turtle series with them and it is amazing. There maybe a new TMNT movie in the theatres right now that is catching much of the fanfare of the kids who watched it in the 80’s. But, I am here to tell you that the latest TMNT series beats everything so far. Oyeah its not directed by Michael Bay, so what’s not to love about it.
1 They are still all about the pizza.
2 They are still fashion icons
3 Their technology is better then in the previous series and the ring tone of their phones is the 1980’s TMNT song
4 There is an ongoing story line that draws you right in, it allows the kids to watch the individual episodes and the parents watch it for the story line.
5 The new episodes have a lot of tongue cheek jokes and references the original series quite a bit. For example the hockey sticks on Casey Jones back are branded Eastman and Laird. They are the creators of the Turtles. Also the turtles cross dimensions at one point and end up going to the original series universe. (do you see the TMNT video game in the back ground?)
6 There is a whole episode about pizza and how it trying to take over the world.
7 April O’neil is a much more serious character and is a focal point of the series. In fact she is part of the Kra’ang’s plot to take over the earth.
8 Raphael is a badass in this series.
9 Have you seen the newest action figures, they have not changed at all. But this series is trying to keep the figures to a minimum unlike the original series that had a crazy amount of figurines that made you wonder where they came from….anyone remember Ace Duck?
10 Shredder is a total badass.
11 Shredder is voiced by this guy (He has done just about every voice out there: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724656/?ref_=tt_cl_t8) (Image is from IMDB)
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