Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Enter Shredder (Nickelodeon DVD)
C Sound: C Extras: C Episodes: B+
Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo as they fight the forces of evil
above and below the streets of NYC. As
they ninja kick the Shredder and his Foot Clan, Kraang droids, and other bad
guys, they are joined by April and guided by their wise Master Splinter in
Enter Shredder, the latest in the CGI revival of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
are seemingly even younger versions of the turtles compared to previous TMNT
series. While different, some things are
still the same, Leonardo still leads, Donatello is their tech guy, Raphael is a
hot head, and Michelangelo all around class clown goof ball, April had the biggest
makeover, instead of a reporter is a teenager girl (whom Donatello has a major
crush on) trying to rescue her dad from the alien Kraangs. As for the bad guys, Shredder is pretty much
the same but with a new crew of henchmen, and Kraang instead of one alien is a
race of Aliens/robot droids.
So if you
have seen it before, welcome back the to latest version of the new old hit
cartoon classics and while it is not the best looking animation of the turtles,
the characters looked more blockly (like early 3D video game characters), it
more than made up for it in it's comedy. Eventually, you forget about the looks and
enjoy the show. Every episode it focuses
on one particular moral and how it saves the day.
anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 color image is a bit soft throughout while the
lossy Dolby Digital sound is weaker than I would have liked for an animated
action TV show. Extras include animated
comic books and mutation of a screen.
Brains - The turtles must recapture a runaway mutant monkey. Donatello learns
not to over think about things.
Xever - The turtles must fight the bad guys when they all team up together.
Leonardo teaches the team the value of mercy.
Gauntlet - The four Turtles attempt to rescue April's father, but then discover
a mutagen bomb that could take out half the city.
the Sewers - Splinter fears for the turtles and locks them in the sewer for
training, but sometimes fear itself is the worst enemy.
Attack! - The turtles must stop an army of endless mouse robots and learns
about team work.
from the Depths - A new mutant gator is in the sewers, but is it friend or foe?
Don't judge a mutant by it's looks.
in Town - Leonardo decides to take a break from being the leader of the team...
and starts dating Shredder's daughter?!
- Ricky Chiang