Rewatched May 06, 2011
Travis McClain’s review:
Last night we re-watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The lip-syncing was always spotty, and the Turtles and Splinter still look like what they are: a cross between Muppets and Godzilla costumes. But the action is fun, and the writing was a lot better than I think was generally acknowledged in 1990 by critics who dismissed it as just a toy commercial for the already lucrative property. It may recycle common themes, but what story for the last 4000 years hasn't? The humor is sharp and I was astounded by how many cultural references are just as funny today as they were 21 years ago:
"A Jose Canseco bat? Tell me: you didn't pay money for this!"
"Why don't I ever dream of Harrison Ford?" (who still has that effect on women)
"I look like I just called Mike Tyson a sissy and all you can say is, 'hi'?"