Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell Heroes Blast to the Past full movie review - Not the Turtles I like
"Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past" is a 43.5-minute animated short that aired a couple days ago. Seth Green has certainly been among the most prolific animation filmmakers in the last 10 years, especially on television.
However, I must say I never enjoyed his "Robot Chicken" stuff and his take on the Ninja Turtles is also something that does not appeal to me much. I like my Turtles big and with lots of muscle, but in this film, they look like teenage version of themselves. I really do not like the style. And I did not appreciate the story either. No Splinter, no April. Instead the quartet ends up in a world full of dinosaurs. They kept bringing in the occasional Shredder reference, like at the end, but it simply is not enough to cut the cake. Apart from Green, there is also Sean Astin (LotR) voicing one of the guys and most of the other voice actors will be familiar as well to those with a deeper interest in American television animation series of the 21st century. Still the voice talent is not enough if the other factors are so underwhelming. Not recommended and if they really pursue this with a series, I'll probably not watch.