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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

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The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for swashbuckling violence and mild language | See all certifications »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Sacred Scroll of Death  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,660,000 (USA)
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At the time this movie was released, Golden Harvest thought the franchise had reached the end of its movie career and went forward with the project with low expectations, little fanfare, and a modest budget of 17 million. See more »

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When Raphael is having his heart to heart with Yoshi, one of his wristbands is missing. When he joins Yoshi in flying the kite, his wristband has reappeared. See more »

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Mitsu: We will both die, but only one of us with honor.
[she and Lord Norinaga both draw weapons]
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Donatello: Yeah.
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I love it - An underrated solid action fun sequel from my childhood!
26 February 2016 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III in my opinion it is a underrated solid good sequel to the original flick. Everyone hates this film and going for the second film. This one get's the crap for it and the second one gets the praised. This film was actually the first film in the trilogy that I have watched. As child I wanted so badly to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the original movie it was my biggest childhood wish, I heard that Splinter throw Shredder off the roof, I didn't know in which movie that was, so my mom bought me Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III on VHS in 1993, when this movie come out. The VHS sadly had a terrible picture quality and awful sound but even with all that I still liked the film not seeing the first two films. But after watching the first two films, they both become my favorite films, but I hated this one because there was no Shredder, Rocksteady, Bebop, Foot clan or Krang in this movie, that was than. So after many years watching the original trilogy on Blu-ray, as a child Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze was my favorite film in the trilogy. But re watching all of them again, I must say I was really disappointed with the slapstick humor in The Secret of the Ooze, but I was really surprised by this film. They don't use jokes in here, they try too, but they aren't cartoonish like are in the second one. They actually use weapons and swords, nunchakus, not their fists they are Ninja Turtles so they are using weapons which I love that. The only thing that hurt the film are the costumes they aren't Jim Henson's Creature Shop, they are more cheap costumes that were provided by Effects Company the animatronics, that is a minor flaw.

Plot: The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising.

Why I love this film and I don't love the sequel anymore. I really don't care about the second anymore but I love the third one. Like I said as a child Secret of the Ooze was my favorite film, but as an adult Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is my second favorite film in the series. It is my childhood film. I love that the story is original, no one brings back the characters who died back again. Elias Koteas reprise his role back as Casey Jones and he also plays another character Whit a double spy by Walker's army. There is less humor in this film and it is more serious. Turtles are using there weapons. Leonardo is a bad ass. Fighting Japanese Samurai was awesome. I love that Turtles are back in the time in ancient old Japan, where the air was more cleaner, than it is today. I love Stuart Wilson as the villain Walker. A year later he was another villain in Lethal Weapon 3.

Seriously I don't see the hate for this film I love it a lot! I love that Elias Koteas plays two double roles, one as Casey Jones and the second one as Whit. Again a lot of people are complaining because Casey Jones doesn't do anything in the film, just sit around, really? Seriously? Haven't you watched the movie? Whit (Elias Koteas) kills Waalker on the end of the film, when he fires a fire ball on Walker, while he try's to escape. Leonardo defeats Lord Norinaga (Sab Shimono) in a sword fight, even tough the scene was hilarious I still have enjoy it. I love the music score and song Tarzan Boy by Baltimora and of course Rockin' Over The Beat by Technotronic. Paige Turco did outstanding performance as April O'Neil much better than she did in The secret of the Ooze. I grew up with this movie as a child a lot, I have even had Michelangelo and Walker's toy's, I Think I even had a Raphael figure I am not sure.

Overall: I love this movie it get's solid 9 by me, I love Ninja Turtles in here, I love how Michelangelo saves a child from a flammable house and Leonardo saves him from dying, by giving him a mouth to mouth and he saves him. So why would I hate this film? when the effects are good and the acting is solid. Turtles saved and they prevented the war, they help people out. I think this film for me personally is better than second one and the reboot. I love this film to death and it is my second favorite film of the three.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is a 1993 American action comedy film based on the comic book characters the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It is the second sequel to the 1990 live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.

9/10 Grade: A- Studio: New Line Cinema, 20TH Century Fox, Golden Harvest Starring: Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Vivian Wu, Sab Shimono, Stuart Wilson, John Aylward, Brian Tochi, Robbie Rist, Corey Feldman, Tim Kelleher, James Murray Director: Stuart Gillard Producers: David Chan, Kim Dawson, Thomas K. Gray Screenplay: Stuart Gillard Based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird Rated: PG Running Time: 1 Hr. 36 Mins. Budget: $17,000,000 Box Office: $42,660,000


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