The Rise of the TMNT Movie dropped on Netflix this weekend and I have to say it was worth the wait seeing this particular team of Pizza-loving Ninja again. The art & animation were top notch as always, and there’s an equal amount of drama/comedy/character moments to make this an awesome film. The staff didn’t pull their punches, and the villains lived up to their threat level. The Krang were responsible for creating Shredder, and that iteration is a walking WMD. Unfortunately, for our heroes, these guys are way too strong.
If you’re interested in seeing the film but think you need to watch the series in full, it’s alright. The movie is pretty much stand-alone. All you need to know is that it takes place after Shredder’s defeat and the Turtles have mystic abilities. That’s really it.
So far, the Movie has managed to trend in the Kid’s Top 10 and I hope it still keeps on getting attention. The staff have said if the movie does well enough and the show is revived, they’d like to tackle the Rat King. I hope they get their second chance, if that’s possible.