Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fast Forward - Future Shellshock v1|
Genres: Kids & Family, Anime & Manga, Animation
The Turtles and Splinter suddenly find themselves in a futuristic world inhabited by a "melting pot" population of humans and aliens. Who's responsible for this mess? Why none other than Cody Jones, Casey and April's fourt... more »
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Time jump, or shark jump?
Simon | Brampton, ON | 12/10/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"TMNT: Fast Forward takes the Turtles from the revamped 2003 series and tosses them 100 years into the future. There they team up with Cody Jones, great grandson of April and Casey, and must learn to live in a world now teeming with alien life.
This show reeks of corporate interference all over. The original 2003 series, despite its obvious problems, took itself seriously and featured an ongoing storyline that gave the characters something to do. It was also reasonably well animated, especially in the later seasons when the show amped up its fight choreography and featured varying colour palettes.
All this seems to be gone with Fast Forward. The action has been toned down to generic brawls, the animation is flat and the colours are garish and bright. The writers seem to be building some kind of ongoing story, one featuring Cody's corrupt uncle and another featuring an alien threat; it's vaguely interesting, just nowhere near as fun as the old Shredder, Bishop, Hun, Karai stories. In-between there are lots of pointless filler adventures and Cody Jones is shoved down the viewers' throats every episode. As the obligatory kid character he could be worse, but he's not a character you'll miss. And "It's Ninja Time!" is just stupid and grating.
Really, the show isn't quite Ninja Turtles anymore, you could replace our heroes with anyone and the dynamics wouldn't change. It's still amusing every so often, and over the course of these 13 episodes the show does seem to find its comfort zone. It's probably for the best that 4Kids is giving us a cheap 2-disc set, as the series would be hard to recommend otherwise."
Are they trying to bring back the 1987 show or what??
Brad Smith | 12/10/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"ok so far the jokes are in-your-face style like the 1987 show,the fight scenes are getting better but at first they were missing the bad guys are just as stupid as the old show really...what's up with that? i know some people like the old show but i just don't anymore it was great when i was 5 but no longer and the theme song? well i like it but couldn't they have done
1-2-3 TURTLES!!! in a futuristic style? i'm not trashing 4kids tv for anything like ost people do anymore but i would like it if they had finished ninja tribunal like they originally planned but the censors went berserk over it like "insane in the membrane" for inapropriate content in a kid's show but oh well i guess this is better than...NOTHING!!!!"
Brad Smith | 05/16/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this the other day having seen it on 4Kids one saturday. I'm a fan of the turtles so whether its that great or not I'll buy it just to have it probably lol but yea this is decent enough.
Don't expect it to be overly mature or as dark as the previous incarnation. It can be be described as probably a mixture of the first and the 2003 series. They don't look overly childish but at the same time they aren't that as dark as you'd maybe expect.
I'm almost through the two discs and maybe its because I've only recently starting watching again, I dunno, but I've pretty much enjoyed it. It was a bit of a dissapointment but if you give it a chance its not that bad.
I'm actually looking forward to season two. (I'm 18 by the way and its just as entertaining and engaging as it can be in my opionion)