Both of my kids liked it, and I enjoyed it too, but it didn't have the same entertainment value as the first two in the series. That might explain why the TMNT movie series ended before being re-launched 14 years later. Why was this one not as good as the first two? I see several possibilities.
- It's tough to reclaim the magic of the original. And yes, the original was magical and don't you say otherwise! :-)
- They killed off Shredder in the second movie. The lack of a powerful villain takes away some of the suspense.
- No Vanilla Ice. Yeah, you read that right. They should have brought Vanilla Ice back for the third movie! :-)
Regardless of what I think about this movie, it's a good movie for a family movie night if you have elementary aged kids.
Up next: The rebooted TMNT movie from 2007. I hear it's horrible but it earned higher ratings on IMDB (6.3/10) than the third Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies from 1993 (4.8/10).