Movie of the Day – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

I will admit, the first film is by far the superior film of the TMNT series.  I mean it was dark, edgier, and even had Casey Jones in the film.  But I was a kid and all I saw in front of my eyes was another chance to break out those nunchucks and karate chop the air in a furious enjoyment as the Turtles were back and Vanilla Ice was doing the sound track.  Sure, my refined tastes in film has allowed me to discern between good and bad films, but I will never, ever, grow tired of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, expect for that shit third film where they travel back in time.  What a load of horse shit that was.

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Movie of the Day – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

So there is a lot of nerd rage happening on the internet about the latest news of Michael Bay raping your childhood and adding gratuitous explosions and Victoria Secret Models for no reason into some cherished property from the 80s and 90s called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  If you aren’t familiar with the whole Michael Bay TMNT debacle, just do a search for that and watch your computer screen melt.  Seriously, the short story is basically Bay wants to reboot the series, not make them teenage or mutant.  They will just be referred to as Ninja Turtles, which I guess is fine or something, I don’t know.  I think I am supposed to be outraged by this but then again it’s Michael Bay and I know his movies are going to bro-ish ads for the military and underwear models.  So I can’t begrudge the guy for doing what he is familiar with, but there is one thing that nerds should never forget and that is the original 1990 classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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