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August 13th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III – we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…

Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…

The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.

“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

The summer of 1993 was all about Jurassic Park and unfortunately the Ninja Turtles were starting to lose their popularity with kids, many had grown out of them and moved on to video games and especially Dinosaurs. Turtles II was a great success but didn’t do the strong numbers the first film did  and when it came to the third film in the series there wasn’t much excitement to see them again on the big screen.

When many of got to see it at the cinema or when it came to VHS you were immediately disappointed by the poor animatronics and weak story premise. Who wanted to see the Turtles travel back in time? Not me! I wanted to see the Rat King or Krang!

This video discusses the film’s production, the video games, the future sequels, spin-offs and of course finished off with a review of Turtles III.


Oliver’s Review:

Original trailer

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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