Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) torrent download

Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

2014

Documentary

7

Synopsis

In the spring of 1984, a strange new comic book sat beside cash registers in select shops, too big to fit in the racks, and too weird to ignore. Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles presented a completely original breed of super hero. It was too bizarre, too crazy. It broke all the rules and should never have worked. Until it sold out. Again and again and again. For 30 years. Now, peek under the shell and see how this so-called "happy accident" defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world.

Director

Randall Lobb

Cast

Peter Laird
as Himself
Steve Barron
as Himself
Judith Hoag
as Herself
Fred Wolf
as Himself
David Wise
as Himself

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Mr-Fusion 7 /10

Nostalgic for me, but a fun trip nonetheless

To understand the cultural impact of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is to go back to the late '80s/early '90s when the property exploded and took the world by storm. TV, toys, the big screen, all of it. And "Turtle Power" does a pretty good job doing just that. This covers all of it, even going back to the very beginning with the underground comic (two kids in their living room started All of this). It was really cool to see the original voice cast of the '87 series back together (nice camaraderie), and it was new to me what sorts of trials were faced on the set of the 1990 film. Given the release date, I'd expected them to cover everything (one and all reboots) up until 2014 and shill for the new Michael Bay movie. Nope, not the case, and I think the movie turned out the better for it. There's plenty here devoted to the original cartoon, Playmates toy line and the New Line movies. Basically, the Turtles explosion.

And they bagged some great interview subjects: Brian Henson, Kevin Clash, the extremely attractive Judith Hoag and even James Avery (R.I.P.). Overall, good stuff. Well put-together and informative.

7/10

Reviewed by maxoverdrive2 6 /10

um a uh you know vigalante

Yeah there is a great number of uh um you know what hockey sticks

Reviewed by Fluke_Skywalker 7 /10

Cowabunga!

By "definitive" they mean through 1990 or so, but that's okay, as that really covers that first initial wave of Turtlemania that swept the globe. With a runtime of just over 90 minutes, this is never the less a very thorough documentary about how an independently made black and white comic with a strange title and an even stranger premise came to dominate popular culture in the late 80s and early 90s. It features nearly all the people who were there and played a vital role, from creators Eastman and Laird to the makers and voice talent from the cartoon to the director and stars of the first live action movie to the people at Playmates toys who helped the Turtles become one of the biggest toy lines of all time. This is a well and lovingly made documentary and a must-see for any Turtles fan.

Read more IMDb reviews