• Goldstar
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 84

    So…a team of otherworldly dragons can get their collective asses handed to them by one gorilla. Not even a super powered mutant gorilla. Just a gorilla.

    Also, you’d think that if Bonesteel is this big game hunter who’s been hunting mutant turtles and has apparently had experience hunting vampires at some point would have a strategy to take down a gorilla.

  • Jon Protagonist
    Jon Protagonist
    Comments: 429

    Phelous, you did not oversell it. When I was curious about that shot at 4:55 in previous episodes I already kind of knew what to expect from this show – but man this one is the golden turd.

    Most of these corny jokes were played out by the time Hannah Barbera cartoons were saturated with them in the 1960s and 70s…and they were even stolen from Loony Tunes and The Three Stooges going back decades before that. Yet somehow, the stooges and Bugs managed to pull them off where here it feels so forced.

    I guess the only consolation is that from here it can’t get worse. Whether you like or dislike the silliness of the 1987 animated turtles,  the darker edgy tone of later Ninja Turtles shows, or the big budget blandness of the Bay movies – it would seem this episode of the Next Mutation –  is the lowest the franchise would get until the current day as I post this in the Year of Our Lord 2021.

  • Silverstar
    Comments: 145

    The whole “AAAH! A GOR-IL-IL-IL-IL-IL-LA!” (300 virtual dollars for anyone who gets that reference) schtick has become the sort of cliche that smart shows nowadays make fun of; it CAN work, if handled properly in small doses, so naturally this show decides to devote an entire episode to this one bit.

    One gets the impression that this show’s writers (if such a term can even be applied here) reeeally hated Leonardo, or at least had no fogging clue what to do with him; he goes on a vision quest to find a ‘New Way’ that’s never explained and he does nothing with, then he reads up on how to hunt the hunter which goes nowhere and never comes up again and for the bulk of series he whines and pouts like a 5-year-old whose sibling got a cooler toy than him.

    The smartest characters in the episode were Mikey, Venus and Splinter, who had the momentary brains to not appear in this thing.