I hate to hate movies, but I really didn’t have much fun with the latest entry into the Turtles universe. It was too clearly for a younger generation without having near the depth that even the original Saturday morning cartoon had. It just seemed flat and heartless even though the story concept wasn’t all that bad.
I’ll take the original films any day – that scene where they hiding out in the country and Raph is laying in the bathtub? Damn. That entire sequence adds this great sense of real dramatics to what is otherwise a pretty campy, funny film.
So when I heard the news coming out of Comic-Con that producers Scott Mednick and Galen Walker are trying to build the next film to be darker than the last entry, I gave a big sigh of relief. I think that’s the overall key to making a great Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – there has to be weirdness, campiness, and an earnest sense of drama to base the action on.
According to First Showing, the most likely trip that the story will take is down memory lane to show the Turtles at an earlier point in their career. It might even be an origin story, but I imagine for this particular franchise, pouring green slime on some baby turtles could take anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds, so there’s a good chance they could get right to the ass-kicking. Either that or Master Splinter has to send Leo off to train with Pai Mei.
Of course, I’m also hoping that Digital Undergound gets to do a rap for this one as well. Maybe a collabo with Vanilla Ice.
What do you think? Is that Raph? A little too Raph.