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Old 05-23-2020, 07:33 PM   #21
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The first movie is, hands down, the best one.

I like II UNTIL the whole scene at the end with Vanilla Ice. That scene just dates and cheapens the movie in a way that nothing else in the series really does. What I do appreciate about II, compared to I, is how bright everything is and how much easier it is to see everything that's going on.

III is OK. I thought so at the time and still think so. I know that Angry Video Game Nerd dude savaged III some years ago, and now people take his un-funny ramblings as the gospel, but III is decent.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:33 PM   #22
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You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s Elias?
I need to get my eyes checked. Well, that makes the scenario even stranger from the story perspective. I wonder if it’s from a dropped plot point.
Seriously?
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I'unno, I kinda think they're obviously the same dude.


But I mean, yeah, I guess the beard and the accent can throw a person off. I noticed it right away but I make it my business to pay far too close attention to things. I'd also seen him in a few other things where he had a beard so maybe that's why I noticed it. I think as a kid maybe I just suspected it at first but the other characters saying he looked like Casey just confirmed it.

I think I read once somewhere that a couple of the characters in ancient Japan were going to originally be more strongly implied to be ancestors of some of the "modern day" characters, if not explicitly stated, but don't quote me on that, I might be misremembering. But it wouldn't shock me. That movie supposedly went through all kinds of changes during production, and time travel movies do usually do something like that.

I guess just "loosely implying" that Whit was Casey's ancestor based on facial resemblance alone was all that made it into the final movie.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:51 PM   #23
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Yeah, what can I say. I mean, as a kid I only watched the movie on a television no bigger than my arse, but the truth is probably just that I can be scatterbrained when it comes to recognizing people.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:57 PM   #24
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Eh, beard and accent. Don't beat y'aself up.

As I've said, I'm more concerned with how Elias has turned into Uncle Willy from "Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight" in his older age.
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Old 05-24-2020, 09:29 PM   #25
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Been awhile since I've seen this movie. If I had the chance, I'd watch it.

I like that Corey Feldman returned as the voice of Donatello: the jokes were good--puns, sayings, etc.

Leonardo was actually funny in this one a bit more than the other 2. Guess they meant for that.

Favorite scene: when the bell falls on the enemy: "Name rings a bell!"

Also, it was a good idea to bring Casey back for the 3rd one. Get another comic relief in the present while the turtles are sending humor in the past.
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It was news to me to find out that this movie gets a lot of hate. I always liked this movie for reasons already mentioned in this thread. It’s not as good as the 1990 one but it’s better than most of the others, though 2007 came close. Maybe it helps that it was the only TMNT film I saw as a kid. As I said in another forum, it was cool to see the Turtles go to ancient Japan and Walker was an entertaining antagonist alongside the Emperor imo.
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Old 05-28-2020, 03:59 PM   #27
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I don't think I'd say I ever "hated" it. I think they had some intriguing ideas that simply weren't executed very well, mostly for budgetary reasons.

I don't think II or III are particularly "good" for completely different reasons but they each do a lot well and a lot less-well. The worst stuff in III does not annoy me half as much as the worst stuff in II, let's put it like that.
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Old 05-30-2020, 10:29 AM   #28
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I don't think II or III are particularly "good" for completely different reasons but they each do a lot well and a lot less-well. The worst stuff in III does not annoy me half as much as the worst stuff in II, let's put it like that.
Agreed. Having rewatched both recently, I’d say they’re ok movies and I now believe II is at least better than the Bay films. Like most of the Fred Wolf toon, I have to be in the mood for watching II, though.
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