Attention last Gen-Xers and first gen Millennials: Prepare to feel old!
This weekend the latest incarnation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits the box office.
Part of being in your 30’s is seeing things you love get turned over to a younger paying audience. It’s just how media works now. I did not feel this way when the Transformers reboot came out. I didn’t feel this way when Batman, Spider-Man, or Superman got their facelifts. Ninja Turtles coming out this weekend has really shot old-man pain into my knees and back.
I can remember rushing home from school to either watch Ninja Turtles or to spend my allowance on a Ninja Turtles cartoon compilation video at the ol’ blockbuster. Fast forward twenty years and here I am watching the second reboot in 10 years of my favorite childhood cartoon. I think Cat Stevens wrote a song about this.
Despite both Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes calling Michael Bay’s latest attempt at reclaiming the 80’s & 90’s a waste of time, this thing is going to make millions. Whether or not it’s enough to take down Guardians of the Galaxy remains to be seen.
What’s It About: Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.
Should You See It: If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can’t miss at the movies this weekend. What’s a few hours in the sun heading into the final stretches of the summer compared to reliving your childhood? Absolute no-brainer- gimme pizza eating superheroes every single time.
Judge For Yourself: