Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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"Hey dude, this is NO cartoon."
  • PG
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.8  (100,228)
  • 51

The 1990 movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows the story of four mutated reptile brothers who are known as Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, and Raphael. These turtles were the victims of an experimental mutagen and were raised by their mentor, a wise man named Splinter, who was also mutated from a rat. The turtles, who grew up in the sewers of New York City, have taken on the responsibility of defending their city from various criminal activities. The city is under attack by a criminal organization known as the Foot Clan, which is led by a mysterious and powerful figure known as The Shredder.

The movie opens with a news reporter, April O'Neil (Judith Hoag), investigating a series of crimes that have been committed in the city. She stumbles across the turtles when they save her from an attack by the Foot Clan. After some initial reluctance, April agrees to help the turtles in their battle against the Foot Clan.

The turtles have grown up with a love of pizza and a love of fun. They are constantly joking with each other and making sarcastic comments. However, they are also incredibly skilled fighters and are able to take on even the most intimidating enemies.

One of the key themes in the movie is the importance of family. The turtles are incredibly close to each other and to Splinter, who is like a father to them. Their loyalty to each other is tested throughout the movie as they face off against their enemies.

Another important theme is the idea of finding your place in the world. The turtles struggle to find their identity as they are not fully human, but they also don't fit in with other animals. They are forced to navigate the challenges of being different in a world that can be hostile to those who don't fit in.

Elias Koteas plays Casey Jones, a vigilante who becomes an ally to the turtles. Jones is a former hockey player who has taken it upon himself to fight crime in the city. He is drawn to the turtles and becomes an important part of their fight against the Foot Clan.

Josh Pais plays the voice of Raphael, one of the turtles. Raphael is the most rebellious of the group and is struggling with finding his place in the world. He is the one who is most willing to take risks and push boundaries, which often gets him into trouble.

The special effects in the movie were groundbreaking for the time, with the turtles being brought to life through both animatronics and puppetry. The action sequences were also well choreographed and exciting to watch.

Overall, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a fun and action-packed movie that appeals to audiences of all ages. It explores important themes and has a strong emphasis on the importance of family and finding your place in the world. The characters are lovable and entertaining, and the special effects still hold up today.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 1990 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 51.

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    1 hr 33 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (100,228)
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