In light of the latest trailer for TMNT: Out of the Shadows, Katherine and I sat down to discuss our shared passion for the property, what the reboot did wrong (almost everything), and our ideas for a better franchise….
Unicorn1: Alright, so I just finished watching the movie. Let’s start with the positives before we get into fixing the flaws. I actually liked the portrayal of the Turtles. The movie did a pretty good job of capturing their dynamic, at least, what we saw of it. But that comes later. If the movie had more of the Turtles–you know, the title characters–it would have been so much better. The scenes with them and Splinter interacting, along with the chase on the snowy mountain were probably the best scenes in the movie. I really liked that chase scene. When I first saw the movie in theaters, I was smiling the whole time. It had a fun blend of action, humor and had a ton of energy. I wish the rest of the movie was more like it.