Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) screens this Friday and Saturday nights (July 14th and 15th) at midnight at the Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’ Midnight series.
The entire concept of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was conceived by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird who originally created them to parody the dark, gritty comic books of the early 80s. Of course, the series branched away and became a pop culture phenomenon of its own and when something becomes a monstrous hit, you can almost guarantee a motion picture is right down the alley. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit the theaters in 1990 and instead of it being a continuation of the hit cartoon series, the film goes back to its source material and starts its own continuity. Sure, the Turtles are fun,