Friday, April 25, 2008

Timeless

Last night we watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990). Kimberly had never seen it.

I was pretty scared that the movie, which despite loving it and watching it over and over as a kid (I hadn't seen it in probably 15 years or more), would be cheesy and unimpressive (remember The Neverending Story? Terrible!) My fears were quelled early and extensively.

The live-action big screen adaptation of the Turtles' story really got it all right. The action was entertaining rather than watered down, the plot was compelling rather than contrived, and the late 80s expressions and music were quaint without being (too) cliche.


If you haven't seen it in a very long time or at all, it's definitely worth your hour and a half.

3 comments:

Kimberly Pye said...

Kimberly loved it. And she thanks you for "rewinding" every time she missed a sweet joke when she was paying more attention to her crocheting than the movie. :-)

Danielle A. said...

Ninja, ninja, RAP!

(Yes, I know that's the 2nd one)

Kimberly Pye said...

The second one is at our house now!!

My BFF made me a mix tape (CD, actually), and that song is on it. So I know the song, but I've never seen the movie!