Among the handful of blogs I follow is The Frame. It's written by a fellow Flickcharter, Jandy. She has a sub-series called, "He Says, She Says" in which she and her husband Jonathan alternate introducing the other to a favorite movie. He previously selected Wayne's World, so he's very much my kinda guy. Anyway, today she posted about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie and it drew out of me such a comprehensive reply that, when I discovered I hadn't actually discussed it here, I decided my response was worthy of being its own post on my own blog. Go read their discussion first, though, and be sure to comment there, too. It's okay, I'll wait.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Starring Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas
Based on Characters Created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird
Story by Bobby Herbeck
Screenplay by Todd W. Langen and Bobby Herbeck
Directed by Steve Barron
I still recall very clearly my mom taking my brother and me to see this at the now-defunct Showcase Cinemas in Louisville when it opened. That was a big deal in itself, because we didn't go to see very many movies at that point in our lives, and when we did, it was almost always at the second run theaters. We got there, though, to discover it was actually sold out! The corridors were packed with kids in TMNT T-shirts and I can even recall someone being in a Turtle costume. Maybe it was something the theater arranged, maybe it was an overly zealous fan; I can't say. Mom bought tickets for the next showing and we screwed off for an hour or so before returning. I think we went to have dinner. We got mini-posters from that screening, and I had mine for quite a while. I can't now account for its fate, though.