Turtles Forever : Maybe we just accept that it's NOT the 1987 series?

Maybe we just accept that it's NOT the 1987 series?

Maybe the 2003 Turtles didn't crossover with the 1987 Turtles we all remember?

Maybe the 1987 Turtles we saw from the movie were Turtles from another universe that were similar to the 1987 series, but had several deviations, such as:

1) Different voices

2) Mutant Bananas

3) Turtles being shown as extremely scared and immature

Among others.

By accepting it's not the TRUE 1987 Turtles, it makes the movie a bit easier to enjoy.

Re: Maybe we just accept that it's NOT the 1987 series?

By accepting it's not the TRUE 1987 Turtles, it makes the movie a bit easier to enjoy.

Not really. I enjoyed it regardless because it was fun.

I an't afraid of no ghosts!

Re: Maybe we just accept that it's NOT the 1987 series?

Fun? Sure, it was fun.

But it most certainly made an unnecessary mockery of the '87 Turtles, which I still have a hard time forgiving it overall for.

Re: Maybe we just accept that it's NOT the 1987 series?

I think I would rather stick with my consensus, that the writers or people encharge of this production were being condescending to the original cartoon Turtles than pandering or lieing to myself to justify their ostentatious attempt to downplay the 80's TMNT. That's not to say that I completely hated Turtles Forever, they did do a few things right which is why I still enjoyed it, but it could have been way better.

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Good movie, but as has been said, totally unnecessary changes with the turtles. They were childish (instead of immature teenagers), mikey wasn't the "funny goof off", they all were instead (takes the individuality out of it). Leonardo was a horrible leader. It was over dramatized to get the point across. I get why, but still think it was unnecessary.

The Shredder/Krang interaction was way off as well. Shredder was "on top" mostly when Krang wasn't in the exo-suit, but when he Was in it, he was usually in charge.

Rocksteady/Beebop were perfect. (Except for the part where there is both a mutant version and a human version of both of them, from the same world)

Overall, worth watching, but be prepared for the fact it does mock the 87 series.

---"Welcome to my nation!" Urei Pracrastei---

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The different voices did bother me a little, just because the original voices were excellent. However, i can actually imagine mutant bananas in the original show, it was pretty insane (which was part of the charm for me)! As for the 1987 turtles being scared and immature, well, i think the reason for them being scared at times, is because they're used to fighting a bungling idiot comedy villain, cheap cartoony robots, and pizza monsters (yes that was in an episode, of series 2 i think) so to suddenly be fighting competent villains, they feel a little out of their depths, because real threats seem odd to them the original series of TMNT, was, after all a comedy show, so they never were put into so much peril. As for the immature: yes, they were a little bit too immature, although Donatello did still retain some of his personality, in the fact that he still did machines (reference to the (awesome) original theme song, not due to lack of vocabulary). Either way though, do you really want to believe these werent the real 87 Turtles? I think it ruins the magic of it to think such a thing, i mean for 2 hours i was given the pleasure of watching my childhood heroes again, and so i refuse to believe these weren't the real deal, even if their immaturity was a bit exaggerated


theres no point in being grownup if you cant be childish sometimes!!!

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Maybe Laird and the creative team wanted revenge because the 87 turtles didn't portray the comic book gritty "real" turtles right so he/them didn't want to portray them right?...... not really a true answer or theory just writing it for the sake of it....
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