Sunday, August 29, 2010

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fast Forward Vol. 1: Future Shellshock!

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fast Forward Vol. 1: Future Shellshock! - 3 out of 5

It pains me to give this a 3 because I am such a huge fan of the Ninja Turtles and especially this cartoon series. But being that it's a 3 doesn't mean it's bad, just not as good as the last seasons (this being season 6). The darker themes of the previous years are abandoned for more humor and an overall more lighthearted feel. The action is toned down as well as this season sees the turtles shot 100 years into the future. New characters are introduced as familiars like Casey Jones and April O'Neil are not around. Sadly, the majority of these new characters (mostly the turtles' allies) are annoying and more geared towards children than the older crowd that the cartooned was originally made for. Even Splinter, who traveled with his sons to the future, is rarely seen in these first episodes of this season. The turtles usually dynamic is still presence, so the change to the show isn't that jarring or detrimental on the show. Overall, this season just feels like the first step to jumping the shark as the show tries to revamp a show that already had a solid dynamic to begin with. Honestly, time travel is just a big cliche that wasn't needed for the show. Rarely can a show do a time travel storyline and have it actually work. However, it's still the turtles and it is still enteraining as the show brings in some pretty damn cool villains to face.

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