- Apr 25, 2017
- Reaction score
I think you misunderstood me. I always loved that film. Still do. But as a child, it was so much better than anything else related to TMNT that we had. When the sanitized sequel came out, I was let down. I had tasted the Forbidden Fruit, nothing was as good as the first movie.I absolutely agree with all of that.
With one exception.
The original 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film holds up to this day as not only one of the best superhero films ever made, but one of the most perfect adaptions of a comicbook to film that is exactly as faithful as it's possible to be while changng exactly what needed to be changed to make it work in a new media. As a film, it is a wonder. And not just because it was the last film that Jim Henson ever worked on, which makes Splinter, quite literally, The Ultimate Muppet.
That movie was peak TMNT. Hence “downhill” ever since, to me.