Movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Watched 20141115 (Netflix, Instant)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Steve Barron. 93 min

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Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo.
I think in these opening six minutes, there was a lot more character than that of the recent movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). While the characters were, in some sense, less realistic, I felt much more connected with them.

Of course, it should be noted that this connection continues well beyond the first six minutes. There's also nothing quite like Casey Jones in recent movie.

Finally, I happen to like Shredder more in this movie than the high-tech Shredder in the recent movie.

Casey Jones
In summary, all my votes are in favor of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (as compared to the recent 2014 one).

Instant Comments:
"Bossa nova!" Hahaha.
"I deliver a message." (opens his hand, slaps her) "Shut it."

April O'Neil
"Can we keep her?"
References Rocky (1976). "Adrian!"
References James Cagney. Apparently Cagney is popularly misquoted as saying, "You dirty rat."

Haha. "Keep practicing."
Wheel of Fortune.
"Hey, didn't they use this place in the Grapes of Wrath?"
"I have always liked 'Cowabunga.'" "Cowabunga!"