“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2014): The Shell of a Decent Action Movie

Slightly over 30 years ago, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created a cynical satire of the popular comics at the time which they gave the laughably absurd title of: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Comic readers ate it up and its immediate success as an indie comic brought forth opportunities to merchandise and bring the turtles to television and theaters. The franchise is no stranger to being milked for every dime it can shell-out so I am not the least bit surprised Paramount and Nickelodeon thought they could make lightning strike again.


Review: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutagen Mayhem”

Paramount Home Entertainment brings us the latest adventures of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with the first DVD collection from the show’s second season: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutagen Mayhem, featuring six episodes of the awesome CG-fueled animated series. The caliber remains high from start to finish, with the show continuing it’s blistering, frenetic, and sometimes insanely wacky adventures from the first season.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles easily remains one of the most enjoyable cartoons on television today, and this DVD release is another testament to its strong quality.

Nickelodeon, Reviews

“Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand”: Stands Strong

Transformers Prime is probably the best CGI animated television series I’ve seen thus far. Every episode provides top-notch animation added with great characters, voice actors and music. Since premiering on The Hub in November 2010, it has become one of my favorite shows on the network – and TV in general.


“Wolverine Anime”: Not As Wild As It Could Be

It’s funny. Wolverine gets so much right about the title characters – his background, attitude, overall gruff demeanor – but saddles him with a bizarre character design and a questionable voice actor in Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes). That being said, I did enjoy this series even if it drags itself out quite considerably at times.


“Blade Anime”: A Cut Above The Rest

Wandering the world, fighting vampires and struggling to resist the thirst, Blade Anime brings the cult Marvel back to the animated screen and – easily – this ranks as probably the best of the Marvel Anime titles.


“Iron Man Anime”: Shaky But Satisfying

My interest in Marvel Anime was piqued – the line even included big names like Iron Man, X-Men, Wolverine and Blade – even with the weak reviews that were rolling in. I thought perhaps it would serve as a nice gate-way drug to bigger, better titles. And, you know what? I actually enjoyed Iron Man Anime, and I wouldn’t mind digging deeper into the world of anime after all of this.


“X-Men Anime”: Thrilling Adventures With A Mutant Flair!

When Marvel Animation announced they’d be creating a selection of anime shows based on some of their big properties – X-Men, Iron Man, Blade and Wolverine – I was actually pretty intrigued. It sounded like an opportunity for Marvel to do something really different in the field of animation and, for the most part, I think they were pretty successful. Not every idea worked mind you, but the end result is interesting, though not always enjoyable.