Okay, this is the general board and even though I do not know if anyone here is into TMNT, I gotta ask: What are your thoughts on the new show „Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles“? (short „RotTMNT“, catchy huh?
I myself have very mixed feelings about it. I have to admit that it is funny and the animation is cool to watch, especially in action scenes. But one thing I always liked about the Turtles was that they are different personalities with their own strengths and weaknesses that support each other and balance each other out. These turtles‘ personalities are very similar to each other, Donnie being a little smarter, Ralph a little dumber but they are all very mikey-ish. While Donnie and Mikey seem „legit“ interpretations of the original characters, Ralph is a little too stupid. Yes, all Ralphs are hotheads but not idiots. And Leo is nowhere near anyone I would see as a „Leo“. But maybe there will be some character development that will make me grow to the guys. (And some skill development! Man, they suck at being ninjas!)
Ralph being the leader put me off at first but it seems that he is only a self-proclaimed leader so that might change later.
But of course only if Splinter cared enough to actually appoint someone as group leader. Which he will not because he is too busy watching TV, eating junk food and being as less supportive to his sons as possible. Jupp, you guessed right: Splinter is the one thing from which I believe that they cannot turn it around in a way that makes me accept him as a „good“ Splinter. Yes, he is funny, yes he helped them in one episode so far, but he is not the supportive and wise father figure I expect Splinter to be.
What about you, guys and gals? Did you watch some episodes? If so, what is your opinion?