Tis the season. And what a crazy season it is. Between the shopping, traveling, and every Christmas tradition in between - the holidays are a busy time of year. But, despite the hustle of the season, there is always one thing I manage to squeeze in - trimming the Christmas tree.
It's been 21 years since the original Ninja Turtles movie hit the silver screen. The film is old enough to go into a bar and order a drink.
I saw the film twice in the theaters when it was originally released. Once with my Mom and again with my grandfather, good ol' Pop Pop. My Mom was wrapped up in the Ninja-craze, so she knew what she was getting into. But, what did my grandfather think? I'll never know his true thoughts on the film, but I'll always remember he laughed when Donatello spit water in a Foot Soldier's face. One laugh from a grandfather is a success in my book.
Now aged 21 years, how does Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie hold up? Is it like a fine bourbon - absorbing more flavor and charm as it ages? I've been fortunate enough to experience the green machines on the silver screen not only once, not even twice, but three times since my childhood. How did it hold up? Perfect - a true cinematic gem. I mean, com'on...did you expect anything else? But, here's a Top Ten: A Turtles Tribute.
Ten reasons why I still love this movie. And...GO!