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9th Aug '16 6:59:50 AM SirSapphire
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** And once Casey shows up he helps turn the tide and utterly curbstomps the Foot, successfully holding the line until the Turtles can escape. Casey is older, more experienced, and used to fighting in confined alleys as part of his vigilante activities. He's also a CombatPragmatist of the highest order (ask Tatsu).
21st May '16 2:14:37 PM Nemo
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* More squicky than truly horrific, but in the first movie, April has to spend a lot of time walking ankle deep through drainage water while wearing a short skirt and high heels. Make's her animated counterpart's yellow jumpsuit seem both practical and hygienic.

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* More squicky than truly horrific, but in the first movie, April has to spend a lot of time walking ankle deep through drainage water while wearing a short skirt and high heels. Make's Makes her animated counterpart's yellow jumpsuit seem both practical and hygienic.
2nd Feb '16 11:57:17 PM BrightLight
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* Regarding fights, the first movie makes subtle efforts to NOT portray battles as fun and games.
All of the fights have suspenseful and intense music. If goofy music is played beforehand, it was just to mislead you into thinking the Turtles stood a chance.

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* Regarding fights, the first movie makes subtle efforts to NOT portray battles as fun and games.
games. All of the fights have suspenseful and intense music. If goofy music is played beforehand, it was just to mislead you into thinking the Turtles stood a chance.
26th Jan '16 4:57:07 PM BrightLight
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* Regarding fights, the first movie makes subtle efforts to NOT portray battles as fun and games.
All of the fights have suspenseful and intense music. If goofy music is played beforehand, it was just to mislead you into thinking the Turtles stood a chance.
26th Jan '16 4:45:23 PM BrightLight
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** Raph, again, shows marks of a great leader in the final battle against Shredder. He's the first to test the waters against Shredder. He also [[CharacterDevelopment keeps his cool]] when [[MagnificentBastard Shredder]] taunts them - and ''Leo'' of all turtles [[HiddenDepths loses his cool]]. Raph also makes the decision to throw away their weapons in an effort to save Leo - who got pinned down by Shredder.

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** Raph, again, shows marks of a great leader in the final battle against Shredder. He's the first to test the waters against Shredder. He also [[CharacterDevelopment keeps his cool]] when [[MagnificentBastard Shredder]] taunts them - and ''Leo'' of all turtles [[HiddenDepths loses his cool]].is the one to fly into a rage]]. Raph also makes the decision to throw away their weapons in an effort to save Leo - who got pinned down by Shredder.
* The fighting in the apartment is frenetic and clumsy. Which ''makes sense'' when you realize that the Turtles and the majority of the Foot are [[ChildSoldiers young ninjas]] and this is their first battle.
** As the apartment gets more and more crowded, formal ninja weapons (swords, axes, staffs and nunchucks) are discarded and more progress is made with fists and [[ImprobableWeaponUser improvised weapons]] (floor planks, cymbals, bike parts, anything that is a hard object, etc.). Also, mobility is restricted, so the melee degenerates into a brutal brawl as the fight heats up.
26th Jan '16 4:36:43 PM BrightLight
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* The lyrics in ''Turtle Power'' which state that Raph is the leader. Sure in all incarnations, Leo is the leader, but the 1990 movie is the version that highlights a strong-yet-subtle emphasis on Leo's ''inexperience'' as a leader. Had Steve Barron been re-hired to do TMNT 2 and 3, most likely he would've developed Leo into the Badass Leader that we know him to be. But in this movie, Raph proves he's just as capable a leader as Leo is.
** Raph is presented as the most serious and proactive of his brothers, having displayed some ChronicHeroSyndrome throughout the film.
** A leader has to be able to make hard decisions. Early on, when Raph rescues April and brings her to their home (blowing their secret existence), his brothers (Leo included) ask him why he would do it - implying that while they would have protected April, they would have just left her unconscious form alone until she woke up. Raph implies that though both sides of the scenario had positives and negatives, his decision ensured that April would be safe.
** Raph takes the lead in the battle just before they meet Shredder, chasing the Foot to the rooftops. What's also interesting to note is that Mikey, Donnie and Leo wisecrack a bit in this scene, but ''not'' Raph.
** Raph, again, shows marks of a great leader in the final battle against Shredder. He's the first to test the waters against Shredder. He also [[CharacterDevelopment keeps his cool]] when [[MagnificentBastard Shredder]] taunts them - and ''Leo'' of all turtles [[HiddenDepths loses his cool]]. Raph also makes the decision to throw away their weapons in an effort to save Leo - who got pinned down by Shredder.
14th Jan '16 11:17:54 PM BrightLight
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* Shredder's fighting technique used during the battle with the turtles at the end of the first movie. If you watch his movements you see he is being very conservative. A few quick blows, then stepping back. Never exposing himself by going for a KillingBlow and letting the turtles come to him instead of running at them. As he is fighting against four other people probably not even half his age if he were to get winded or badly hurt he could very easily be overwhelmed.

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* Shredder's fighting technique used during the battle with the turtles at the end of the first movie. If you watch his movements you see he is being very conservative. A few quick blows, then stepping back. Never exposing himself by going for a KillingBlow killing blow and letting the turtles come to him instead of running at them. As he is fighting against four other people probably who are not even half his age age, if he were to get winded or badly hurt he could very well be easily be overwhelmed.
12th Oct '15 5:07:08 AM Drakkenmensch
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* The Shredder threatens to our heroes by telling them that he was going to dine on turtle soup. Sure, it sounds silly, until you think about what that means. He basically said he was going to kill, cook, and eat our heroes.

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* The Shredder threatens to our heroes by telling them that he was going to dine on turtle soup. Sure, it sounds silly, until you think about what that means. He basically said he was going to kill, cook, and eat our heroes.heroes.
* The Rat King. Not his appearance, what he does or any of his traits, his ''name.'' If you don't know what a real life rat king is, do yourself a favor and [[ShmuckBait do not look up the answer on wikipedia.]]
21st Sep '15 11:39:44 PM SPBurke
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** In that same vein, Michelangelo brushing off Donatello over the concept of Splinter being gone takes on a different meaning when you see him crying the hardest later in the campfire scene. It's most likely that the thought of Splinter being gone was just too much for him to bear, to the point where he didn't even want to discuss it.
27th Jan '15 12:21:44 PM SirSapphire
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** At the end they show the two un-mutated, and while its hard to tell Tokka's age (But probably older given how long it takes most turtles and tortoises to grow to that size) Rahzar is definitely a puppy

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** At the end they show the two un-mutated, and while its hard to tell Tokka's age (But probably older given how long it takes most turtles and tortoises to grow to that size) Rahzar is definitely a puppyimmature (if not an actual puppy).
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