Rewatched The Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Film Last Night
It’s strange really how fun that film still is.
No computer graphics. No special effects. Just great puppetry from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop (one of the final projects the influential creator had a hand in developing and something he called the most advanced puppetry he had ever worked with), fun moments, and a reserved, yet kinetic energy that you don’t see in similar genre films these days.
I think we’ve been caught up on what computers can do that we have lost sight of what creators can do without them.
The more I feel any big screen revival of the series will be mostly computer animation over flesh and blood (and foam-covered) actors, the more I appreciate the awesomeness of the 1990 flick. Twenty-two years? Wow, I’m feeling old.