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Old 06-23-2020, 07:42 AM   #21
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My mom was driving me to my cousin’s place so I could borrow the VHS tape back in 1993, so it’s safe to say I’ve lost count.

What was most interesting to me was around middle school or high school when I began to realize that the 1990 movie was superior to the sequel. Secret of the Ooze was my childhood favorite, until I was able to recognize the fleshed out characters and dank atmosphere of the first film, I suppose. It was probably the slightly more mundane of the two for me before that.

One of my favorite movies, for sure. It’s not perfect, but if we were to get a better TMNT movie than this one, I’d be in heaven.
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Old 06-23-2020, 04:09 PM   #22
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I really don't watch the original movie very often at all. But in recent years, I don't really rewatch any movies all that often. I just don't have that much free time. My TMNT rewatching these days is usually just periodically turning on the Pluto TMNT channel and watching an episode of the 4Kids series.
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Old 06-24-2020, 05:16 AM   #23
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I watch it at least once a year. That movie is so good. I can't believe how well it's held up over the years.
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:00 PM   #24
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I just watched it again, 2x in as many weeks, and I swear at 16 I had more in common with the runaway kids in this movie than I did April or the turtles. I was kind of a criminal and a f*ck up. Petty crimes and all that sh*t. I'd be closer to Sam Rockwell than Danny Pennington. I have a very shady, sleazy, complicated past. I'm okay now tho. I think.
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:56 PM   #25
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The less often you watch stuff you like the better that experience is, when I rediscovered TMNT 1990 I hadn't watched it since I was a kid and loved it so much, but ended up rewatching it way too often, like once a year and it wasn't as spectacular. This has happened with other franchises as well, and the more time I leave between viewings the more enjoyable it is since you forget certain aspects of it. Haven't watched it in like nearly 10 years so it's going to be a treat, need to rewatch it soon.

In total I've probably watched it about 10 times my whole life or so.
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Old 07-01-2020, 06:48 PM   #26
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TMNT 1990
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Batman (1989)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
John Carpenter's Halloween and II (1978, 1981)
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
Superman: The Movie (1978 )
JAWS (1975)
The Indiana Jones trilogy
First Blood (1982)
That's a quality yearly list. TMNT 1990 is on mine, though it had more viewings than that when I was a kid, and also was on the list of movies I'd force people to watch with me back when I used to go outside.

I recently rewatched TCM - its been some years, though I've watched it plenty of times - and I was again blown away by how solid that movie is. Same with the first Indy movie. And, uh, I know it's probably sacrilege, but I kinda like Halloween II on the same level as the original.

As far as the other Turtles movies, II and III get "I wonder if this is better than I remember?" viewings periodically (I REALLY want to like III more - I think it was a cool idea that just misses its mark); 2007 is a mess of over-plotting but is probably my second favorite and I'll watch it as a comparison point to other CGI flicks on occasion. Bay 1 I have tried to find good parts about but I really cannot; Bay 2 is - I think - not bad, and the commentaries / extras on the bluray support that there were some attempts to interject a tad more intelligence / fandom into that flick versus the previous one, though it's more that it's not a bad movie, while not necessarily being a great Turtles movie.
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:05 PM   #27
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That's a quality yearly list. TMNT 1990 is on mine, though it had more viewings than that when I was a kid, and also was on the list of movies I'd force people to watch with me back when I used to go outside.

I recently rewatched TCM - its been some years, though I've watched it plenty of times - and I was again blown away by how solid that movie is. Same with the first Indy movie. And, uh, I know it's probably sacrilege, but I kinda like Halloween II on the same level as the original.

As far as the other Turtles movies, II and III get "I wonder if this is better than I remember?" viewings periodically (I REALLY want to like III more - I think it was a cool idea that just misses its mark); 2007 is a mess of over-plotting but is probably my second favorite and I'll watch it as a comparison point to other CGI flicks on occasion. Bay 1 I have tried to find good parts about but I really cannot; Bay 2 is - I think - not bad, and the commentaries / extras on the bluray support that there were some attempts to interject a tad more intelligence / fandom into that flick versus the previous one, though it's more that it's not a bad movie, while not necessarily being a great Turtles movie.
are you like my long lost relative or something? Not many people put Halloween II up there with Carpenter's original BUT I sometimes do that as well. Great slasher flick. Your ideas are about as close to my own as it gets.
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:42 PM   #28
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are you like my long lost relative or something? Not many people put Halloween II up there with Carpenter's original BUT I sometimes do that as well. Great slasher flick. Your ideas are about as close to my own as it gets.
Consider me another Halloween II fan. It took me a few years to appreciate it, but it's a great follow up to the original.
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:46 PM   #29
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Not many people put Halloween II up there with Carpenter's original BUT I sometimes do that as well. Great slasher flick.
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Consider me another Halloween II fan. It took me a few years to appreciate it, but it's a great follow up to the original.
Ha - I was hesitant to voice my opinion, but figured I could sneak it in on a Turtles forum. I feel validated and will now go and post rampantly on some Halloween forums out there.
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:11 PM   #30
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It used to be a yearly tradition of mine that I broke...
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:12 PM   #31
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I'll probably watch it again sometime in the foreseeable future with my daughter, who's already seen it but probably forgot about it because it was when she was like 4.
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Old 10-26-2020, 03:03 AM   #32
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I haven't seen it since... 2016. So not often
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Old 10-26-2020, 03:24 AM   #33
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I did a marathon of all 4 movies last month so... once or twice a year probably.

It still holds up really, really well.
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Old 10-29-2020, 08:38 PM   #34
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Once around 2014 I watched the movie often like 4,5 times a month maybe, before I go to sleep.

Back in time, I do repeatedly watch movies(Buckaroo Banzai, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Star wars, Nobuhiro Yamashita's movies etc...), but for now life is burden so watching same movie again and again is kinda boring to me, and the streaming platforms are raising in China so there's tons of movies you can choose to watch(not expensive for vip users). Hong Kong movies, Japanese movies, Client Eastwood, Chevy Chase... so on and so on. And I am tracking South Park, Donald Glover, The Mandalorian when new episode is on.

I do repeatedly watch TV shows like 2k3 series and
Romance of the Three Kingdoms since I do indoor cycling for like 40 minutes, so the run time fits. It's not a good idea watching never watched TVs. You know you might watch it whole night and mess the normal life
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:15 PM   #35
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Not as much as when I was a kid, but I've watched it so often then that i practically still have it memorized.
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Old 10-30-2020, 10:41 AM   #36
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While it's impossible to remember the amount of times I watched it overall since I was a kid, I'd probably ballpark between 100-150 times, maybe even closer to 200.
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Old 10-30-2020, 03:45 PM   #37
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I feel like a lightweight. I've probably seen it seven or eight times, a couple of times 30 years ago and the remaining viewings since I got the Blu-ray about 5 years ago.
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Old 10-30-2020, 04:50 PM   #38
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Good Lord..... some of y'all are champs at watching this film. I've watched this movie about 2 times this year. Once when I got the Neca TMNT movie figures the other was around 4 months ago just because lol.
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Old 10-30-2020, 09:08 PM   #39
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Oooh ****, we got a "Last Ronin" in the house.
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Old 11-01-2020, 08:50 AM   #40
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Since my resurgence into the fandom/franchise in 2012... I have seen this movie about once a year! Since 2016, I have probably watched it about 3 times a year.

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