Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Film, 1990

Sorry guys, I’m too close to this one. I will say that the costumes are truly incredible- you’ve never seen more lifelike or emotional full body, practical creature costumes, and that was key to making this watchable, if it is. If it’s possible to get pretentious about this movie at all, it would be about its depiction of New York City. This movie, along with many others of its time (Escape From New York, Basket Case), is a reflection and a lighthearted portrait of the New York City of the 80’s; a dirty, scary place with no small amount of personality. It was the greatest city in the world, and it no longer exists.

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