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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Gets Sequel Update


Even before it hits theaters, positive buzz on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem has director Jeff Rowe thinking about a sequel.

L-r, RAPH, LEO, DONNIE and MIKEY in PARAMOUNT PICTURES and NICKELODEON MOVIES Present A POINT GREY Production “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM”

This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles article contains spoilers.

Where’s the Shredder?!

For all of the youthful energy of the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, Mutant Mayhem, for all the fun it is to see deep-cut characters like Mondo Gecko and Wingnut hit the big screen, for as much fun as big baddie Superfly certainly is, fans are still wondering about the absence of the most dangerous villain to cross paths with the heroes in a half shell.

On one hand, Shredder’s absence does make sense. Mutant Mayhem reboots the series in the most radical way yet, not only giving us the early adventures of the Turtles but also making them markedly different from previous takes. These Turtles feel like actual teens, at times insecure and awkward, but always over the top. They learn martial arts not from Splinter (imagined here as a fearful but loving father in a bathrobe instead of a ninja master, despite being voiced by Jackie Chan) but from watching martial arts movies. When they get into their first fight early in the movie, the Turtles are shocked that they actually have the skills to take on adult toughs.

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