Films based on the [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles franchise]] created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Six have been released so far, the fourth of which was an AllCGICartoon but still a [[BroadStrokes loose sequel]] to the previous three. The fifth film, a ContinuityReboot, was released in 2014 and a sequel was released in 2016.
[[caption-width-right:250:Hey, dudes, this is NO cartoon!]]
[[AC:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)]]

->''"Dudes and dudettes, major league butt-kicking is back in town!"''
--> --'''Michelangelo'''

The Shredder is building an army. With his Foot Clan, a group of misguided teenagers trained in the art of ninjitsu, he is responsible for a crime wave the likes of which New York City has never seen. The worst thing is that they're ninjas. How do you catch someone so quick? So silent?

Enter four reptilian hominids: Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael, given a humanoid shape through a dip in a broken canister full of mutagen. Trained by a similarly mutated rat named Splinter in the art of ninjitsu as well, along with moral support in investigative reporter April O'Neil and extra muscle in street vigilante Casey Jones, these Ninja Turtles must save the Big Apple from the clutches of the Foot.

Financially the most successful of the movies made thus far, the first was mostly an adaptation of [[Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Eastman and Laird's original comic]], although it did take some elements from the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 popular '80s cartoon]], such as the turtles' love of pizza and their differently colored headbands, and April's job as an investigative reporter. The costumes provided for the eponymous heroes, as well as puppetry for Splinter and the turtles as young mutants, were provided by Creator/JimHenson.
[[caption-width-right:250:Go ninja go ninja go!]]
[[AC:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze (1991)]]

->''"Ten flips now...and remember... go ninja go ninja go!"''
--> --'''Splinter'''

The Foot Clan is back, and back at the helm is Shredder, thought dead by practically everyone. Scarred from his dive into a trash compactor, he is out for revenge. Their numbers may be diminished, but they have something to even the odds. Taking a sample of the waste that birthed the Ninja Turtles from the TGRI laboratory, the Foot has two deadly enforcers in the form of Tokka and Rahzar, a mutated snapping turtle and wolf.

Can the Turtles finally stop the Foot once and for all, or will Tokka and Rahzar's strength be too much?

While it was still a money maker, it garnered some criticism from fans of the first film for [[LighterAndSofter toning down the violence and adult themes]], and although Creator/JimHensonsCreatureShop still worked on the movie, the costumes and animatronics were considered a little inferior, supposedly toning down the gritty detail to avoid scaring children (they still looked just fine, though). Generally considered more like the goofy cartoon than like the edgy comic, the best example of this being Shredder, [[VillainDecay who went from being a badass to still a bit of a badass but a little more bumbling]]. Despite these criticisms, it is still considered a {{guilty pleasure}}.

This movie was also notable for the one-time character Keno--played by Ernie Reyes, Jr.--a martial artist/pizza delivery boy who provided some assistance for the turtles after they saved his hide from a group of muggers. He disappeared from the rest of the movies. Tokka and Rahzar were original characters made for the movie as well, but this would not be the last we would see of them. The mutant duo would appear later in an episode of the original cartoon, the video games ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTurtlesInTime'' and ''The Manhattan Project'', as well as the IntercontinuityCrossover movie ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever''.

Infamous for the appearance of rapper Music/VanillaIce, who (in the context of the movie; it was presumably written ahead of time) came up with a rap almost instantaneously when the fight between the turtles and Tokka and Rahzar wound up at his gig at a club.

Also the only Ninja Turtles movie made thus far to not feature Casey Jones. At all. Up until the 2014 reboot.
[[AC:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)]]

''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII'' is sometimes subtitled "Turtles in Time." April shows up with a trinket she bought at a flea market, which turns out to be a magical Japanese scepter that transports her through time to 17th century Japan, bringing the rebellious son of a warlord to their time. The turtles have to travel back in time after her, but their [[SanDimasTime time periods are synchronized and they have a limited time frame to do so]].

This film was miserably received by fans and critics alike, with complaints focusing on its poor writing, downright bad turtle costumes, uninteresting characters, and boring plot. Like any piece of media, no matter how bad, it does have its fans, but it's largely rejected as an embarrassment by the majority of the TMNT fanbase. One of the few things it's notable for doing right was having the turtles actually use their weapons in fights again, which the second movie completely avoided.

[[AC:TMNT (2007)]]

''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'' is a BroadStrokes continuation of the previous films, CG animated and intended for another series of CG films, [[StillbornFranchise which ended up going nowhere]]. The story features the foursome laying low as Leonardo is sent to South America for specialized training. Upon his return an ancient general seeks to [[WhoWantsToLiveForever undo the curse that left him immortal]] and the turtles have to overcome their lingering anger with each other and band together as brothers to protect the city.

[[AC:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)]]

''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' is a complete ContinuityReboot, featuring the turtles as [[SerkisFolk performance captured CG characters]]. Creator/MeganFox plays April O'Neil and Creator/WillArnett plays her cameraman Vernon. The turtles' origin is changed to being lab animals for a wildly experimental mutagen, and the Foot are looking to capture them to unlock its power.

[[AC:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)]]

''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows'' is a sequel to the 2014 film. The turtles have to face against an otherworldly threat and the creation of other mutants Bebop and Rocksteady. They find a new ally in sports themed vigilante Casey Jones, played by Creator/StephenAmell.

!! These films provide examples of:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Averted; the Turtles are clearly using storm drains to travel (with Splinter explicitly stating that he found the book he used to name them in one) and their home is located in an abandoned control station (in the sequel they move into what appears to be an old pneumatic transit station). The sewer pipes are separated from the canals, and while real storm drains aren't ''quite'' that large, the New York system is large enough for a man to stand in.
* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: The whole farmyard subplot in the first movie.
* AdaptationAmalgamation: TMNT movies of the TheNineties (especially the first one) were primarily adapted from the original 1984 Mirage comics (first movie has mostly adapted ''Rapahel'' one-shot special and the first issue) but also included elements of the 1987 animated show (logo, LighterAndSofter approach, [[{{ColorCodedCharacters}} color-coding]] of the turtles and, as well, April being a reporter and rescued by Turtles from street punks).
* AdaptationDistillation: The first movie keeps Hamato Yoshi's rivalry with another man for the love of Tang Shen, but there's no reference to Oroku Saki's brother Oroku Nagi, and Saki himself becomes the rival.
* AdultFear: The first movie has the fear of losing your loved ones. The Turtles nearly lose their father Splinter, and Splinter nearly loses his sons.
** The first scene following the reveal of Splinter's abduction? The Turtles retreating to April's apartment. They're only 15 and they're going through this trauma - Donnie and Raph are crying and Mikey and Leo are about to burst into tears.
** Splinter is imprisoned at the Foot Headquarters for most of the movie and can't do anything to help his sons, whom the Foot are trying to hunt down and kill.
** The majority of the Foot Clan are misguided teenage boys who have run away from their families.
** Charles is ''worried sick'' when Danny runs away.
** "The Turtles are four once again. And yet, still not whole. A lingering doubt remains. An unknown which they can't face. Their greatest fear..."
* AllPartOfTheShow: In the second movie, the crowd in the club thinks the fight between the turtles and the mutants is something Music/VanillaIce came up with.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Even before he became a mutant, Splinter was remarkably intelligent for a rat, mimicking Yoshi's movements and grieving at his death.
* AnAesop: The first movie has one about fatherhood and family, with the good example (Splinter and the Turtles), the abusive/dysfunctional example (Shredder and the Foot) and the one stuck in the middle (Charles and Danny Pennington). Both Splinter and Shredder identify themselves as fathers, and, of course, Charles is Danny's father.
* ArtShift: Splinter's flashbacks are shot differently from the rest of the film with a grainier, almost FilmNoir look to them.
* AsideGlance: Splinter gives one in reaction to Michelangelo accidentally dropping a slice of pizza on his head.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Invoked by Tatsu in the second film. With Shredder gone, he intends to lead the Foot and offers any challenger a chance to beat him and take his place. Quickly averted when Shredder returns and reclaims his position as master of the clan without even having to fight.
* BadNewsInAGoodWay: When April says she has to go to a neighbor’s house four miles away to call her boss, Casey responds, “Hey, you just saved yourself an eight-mile round tripper. You were fired.” April doesn’t take it well—either the news or Casey’s attempt at “sensitivity.”
* BadassFamily: The Turtles and Splinter, of course.
* BadassInDistress: Splinter spends most of the first film held prisoner by The Shredder. [[spoiler:Then he beats Shredder with a flick of his wrist.]]
* BadassNormal: The Shredder, Casey Jones and by the time of the 2007 film, April O'Neil and Karai. The Turtles and Splinter ''kinda'' count, if you consider that, outside of being mutants, they have no other special or enhanced properties.
** Averted in the 2014 reboot. Unlike every other incarnation, the turtles and Splinter are given enhanced speed and strength.
* BashBrothers: All four of the Turtles, which is even {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the battle of April's apartment as they're not used to fighting with a man down.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: In the fourth film, a shot is shown of statues and paintings of Max Winters from Roman, Greek, Egyptian, and other time periods.
* BehindTheBlack: Probably the only way Shredder could hide from Raphael in TMNT 2 before making his dramatic reveal to him.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Casey and April. So much so that Donatello lampshades it at one point.
-->'''Donatello:''' Gosh. It's kinda like ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'', isn't it?
* BerserkButton: Raphael in the first film;
-->'''Casey Jones''': So long, freak, I've got work to do!
-->'''Raphael''': Freak!? ''FREAK!?''
** Leonardo during Shredder's KickTheDog moment at the end of the first film.
** Don't tell Chief Sterns how to do his job.
* BigDamnHeroes: Raph does this for April, and Casey does it for the turtles later. Then Splinter does this for the Turtles in the climax.
* TheBigDamnKiss: April and Casey at the end.
* BigNo:
** In the first film when it appears The Shredder is going to kill Leo.
** Earlier, Raph lets one out when the Turtles find their home ransacked and Splinter missing, though it's more an inchoate scream of rage than anything.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: The British DVD release for the first film did not do a good job with the subtitles, as it was clear they did not know the Japanese terms. The two most glaring mistakes were calling a 'sai' a 'scythe' (when Raphael exclaims to Splinter that he lost one), and spelling 'katana' as 'cattana' (when Splinter tells his back-story to Danny).
* BloodlessCarnage: With the exception of the first movie, all the fight scenes are bloodless. In that film we see blood on the dead bodies of Master Yoshi and his lover Tang Shen, and Shredder bleeds from some of the wounds inflicted by Splinter in the flashback and Leonardo in the final fight.
* BookEnds: At the beginning of "Secret of the Ooze", Shredder's first appearance is his hand rising out of the garbage heap, indicating that he's still alive. At the end, after he gets crushed by a pier, his hand once again rises out of the rubble, only to collapse, indicating that he's finally gone for good.
* BroadStrokes: The events of the first three movies, as applied to the fourth. It was basically confirmed by WordOfGod that, they ''did happen'', just not in exactly the same way.
* TheCameo: In the first movie, the Turtles' actors (their in-costume actors, not their voice actors) appear unmasked (David Forman - Leonardo costume - is a gang member in the warehouse when Casey Jones defeats Tatsu, Josh Pais - Raphael - is a passenger in a taxicab, Leif Tilden - Donatello - plays the Foot Messenger that meets April in the subway station, and Michelan Sisti - Michelangelo - plays the pizza delivery man)
** But then, Leif Tilden doesn't really appear unmasked...
*** Well, there's the scene where Donnie laughs and you can see his face. Although that's a blooper rather than a cameo, it DOES mean his face appears onscreen.
* CanonForeigner: Lots: Tokka and Rahzar, Max Winters, Tatsu, Charles and Danny Pennington, Keno, everyone introduced in the third film...
* CanonImmigrant: Several characters, such as Tokka and Rahzar, made their way into other ''TMNT'' continuities. However, Charles Pennington, April's boss from the first movie, stands out as the only film character to make it to the Mirage comics.
* CatchphraseSpoutingDuo: Donatello and Michelangelo in the first movie.
-->'''Donatello:''' Bossa Nova! ''*{{beat}}*'' Chevy Nova?
* ChekhovsGun: In the fourth film, at one point, Casey accidentally breaks a vase in Max Winters' home, causing an alarm to go off and several metal security doors to close and keep people from leaving. [[spoiler: Later, seeing the Foot Clan coming to fight the turtles in Max's home again when they are hopelessly outnumbered, Casey breaks another vase deliberately, causing the doors to shut once more and keep the Foot Clan out temporarily.]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
** Tatsu, who is completely absent from the fourth movie.
** Chief Sterns.
** For whatever reason Casey is absent in the second film. Dialogue and deleted materials from the third suggest that he moved away from New York for awhile and only recently returned.
* CombatPragmatist: Casey Jones.
* TheComicallySerious: Splinter, who finally learns how to crack wise at the end of the first movie. Fittingly, he becomes so delighted at this that he quips: "I made a funny! Ha ha ha ha!"
** Splinter does this again at the end of the second movie, after scolding the turtles over revealing themselves, ending his "Ten flips, now!" command with a "Go ninja, go ninja, go!" As soon as they started to flip, Splinter went "I MADE [[CallBack ANOTHER]] FUNNY! HAHAHAHAHA!"
*** Invoked once more by Splinter to cheer up Michelangelo in the third movie. No sign of Splinter saying "I made another funny."
* CompositeCharacter: Oroku Saki and Oroku Nagi. (In the film, Saki, instead of Nagi, is the one who's Hamato Yoshi's rival and in love with Tang Shen.)
** Could also be said about the turtles themselves. Aside from Raph, the turtles weren't very well-developed in the comics. While true to the comic, the movie applies some of the characterization from the cartoon (such as Mikey's immaturity and love of pizza) to make the turtles more unique. It worked out so well that every non-comic adaptation of the Turtles since the original cartoon has done the same thing.
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Averted. While the Turtles are able to defeat individual Foot ninjas with ease (and Raph takes out a small group at once thanks to the element of surprise), a large group of them at once beats Raph nearly to death and forces the other three to retreat. Played straight later where the Turtles defeat an entire army of ninjas but then have trouble against The Shredder alone. Although with Shredder, it's played with: [[JustifiedTrope The Foot ninjas were intentionally leading the Turtles to the rooftop where he was waiting and partially tired them out so he could take them on fresh. He stepped in after his ninja were beaten and fights defensively using minimal movements and turning the Turtles' aggression against them, making him the freshest and most conservative fighter]]. But as the fight drags on, this approach starts to fail him; [[RealityEnsues he is fighting four skilled opponents half his age]], as ''Leonardo'' draws first blood, something that we never saw Shredder do to the Turtles. Shredder admits the Turtles might have won eventually with only the loss of one turtle.
* CostumeCopycat: Raphael assumes the mantle of Nightwatcher in the fourth film.
* CreatorCameo: Michael Pressman, the director of the second movie, has a brief scene as April's boss at the news station.
* CrowdHockey: In the second film, the Turtles try their best to keep a canister of mutagen from falling into Foot hands by playing a game of football.
* CurbStompBattle: Shredder completely dominates the turtles at the end of the first movie... [[spoiler: Then Splinter shows up and takes out Shredder with a flick of the wrist.]]
** Shredder vs. Leonardo wasn't necessarily a complete curb-stomp, though. While the Shredder was able to fight off Don, Raph, and Mikey with ease, Leo was able to hold his own against the Shredder and was able to actually WOUND the Shredder in a few places before he was finally fought off. ... Until Shredder pushes his BerserkButton, and proceeds to take down Leonardo in ''seconds''.
* DaChief: Chief Sterns
* DanceBattler: All of the Turtles, in addition to using real martial arts, incorporate moves inspired by modern breakdancing.
* DarkActionGirl: Karai.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The first movie when compared to the '80s cartoon. Justified as it was inspired more by the original Volume I comics by Mirage. The second and third movies [[LighterAndSofter Invert This]], with the fourth film striking a satisfying balance between the two.
* DeadpanSnarker: Splinter without a doubt. Also Donatello.
** April actually has a little game she plays where she asks a cameraman to time her and see how long she can snark at Chief Sterns until he becomes so angry he throws her out of his office. The record is one minute and seven seconds.
* {{Dedication}}: ''Ninja Turtles II'' was dedicated to Jim Henson. Likewise, ''TMNT'' was dedicated to Mako, who voiced Splinter in the film; it was one of his last roles.
* {{Determinator}}: April, especially in the first film.
-->'''April:''' Are you denying such organization known as the Foot exist?\\
'''Sterns:''' I'm not denying anything. Again Ms. O'Neil, you're putting words into my mouth!\\
'''April:''' I'm sorry, but I feel somebody ''ought to.''
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Shredder]] and [[spoiler:Walker]] in the first and third movies respectively, which WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd -- in his special review of the third -- noted was a trope featured in other movies "TOO MANY FUCKING TIMES!"
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: To one of the greatest degrees ever. Not only were the Turtles' conflicting personalities pushed further than they've ever gone but in the first movie each Turtle has a unique and distinctive look and body type that would make them recognizable even without their differently-colored masks. Leonardo is slim and athletic, Raphael is muscular with some tough-guy scars, Donny is a little chubby, and Mikey is short. The fourth movie mainly keeps these intact (although Donny's slimmed down a bit) and gives Mikey InnocentBlueEyes to help show off his youth and innocence further.
* DoubleTake: From "The Secret of the Ooze": Not just a double take, but a ''triple'' take when Keno first sees the Turtles in the background.
* TheDragon: Tatsu serves as the Shredder's right-hand man in the first two movies.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Super-Shredder]] in the second movie, who re-emerges from the waters after drinking the entire canister of ooze in his possession in a desperate attempt to kill the turtles once and for all. Not only did he TookALevelInBadass, but he also TookALevelInDumbass--focused only on his targets, he unceremoniously causes the docks to collapse on him by recklessly hitting their foundations while the turtles just barely escape the destruction.
* DumbMuscle: Tokka and Rahzar. When he's kidnapped and forced by Shredder to mutate the two animals, TGRI Professor Jordan Perry alters the mutagen a little so that their intelligence would not increase. As such, when Shredder demands they call him "master," they misinterpret the word as "mama" and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hug the bejesus out of him]].
* {{Expy}}: Tokka and Rahzar are original creatures, standing in for Bebop and Rocksteady from the '87 series. Originally, they ''were'' supposed to be them, but were changed.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: In ''The Secret of the Ooze'', when they discover that the Shredder plans to turn Tokka and Rahzar loose in Central Park unless the Turtles agree to fight them again, Donnie asks, "How are they gonna avoid all those people?" It's only after he says this that he realizes that Tokka and Rahzar ''aren't'' going to avoid the people.
* TheFagin: Shredder from the first movie essentially ran the Foot Clan this way. The Foot Clan was made up of teenage orphans and runaways who instigated a massive New York crime wave.
* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: The first movie is pretty loaded with this, as it's more of an adaptation of the comic rather than the cartoon. In particular are the scenes where Raphael is mercilessly beaten to near-death, the entire fight in April's apartment (where a Foot ninja accidentally hits a power main with his axe and ''[[NightmareFuel starts jerking around and smoking]]''), Tatsu's beating of Shinsho to near-death (or actual death if you go by the original script), Tatsu's beating of Casey Jones, and the Shredder being crushed inside the compactor of a garbage truck. It shocked so many people that in the second movie the Turtles [[LighterAndSofter barely even touch their weapons, let alone use them against people]]. The third movie, for all its problems, attempted to fix this.
* FauxAffablyEvil: The Shredder. He compliments the turtles for their fighting prowess during the rooftop fight - then he taunts them with supposedly killing Splinter.
* FloorboardFailure: The first movie has this occur in the middle of a fight between the Turtles and the Foot clan on the second floor of April's apartment. Given that the floor had been hacked at with ninja axes and the number of people in the room at the time, this was inevitable. Donatello even tries to warn the Foot.
--> '''Donatello:''' Uh, guys, I'm not so sure if this is, structurally speaking... such a good time for your buddies to drop in.
--> ''Foot soldiers drop in through the skylight. Seconds later epic floorboard failure occurs.''
* FeudEpisode: Leo and Raph get into a fight in the first film, due to Raph's impatience over finding Splinter and Leo's aggravation over Raph's attitude. It's not a big deal for Don and Mikey, as this sort of thing always happens.
-->'''April:''' Hasn't Raph been gone a long time?\\
'''Don:''' Nah, he does it all the time. He likes it. He'll probably be back any minute now.
** Leo and Raph get into it again BIGTIME in the fourth film. An entire epic, emotional fight scene plays out between them in the rain.
** They argue a lot in the fifth film as well, but nothing as divisive as their arguments in the first or fourth films takes place.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: There is at least one example in each film.
** From the first movie: (also a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}).
---> '''Donatello:''' You're a claustrophobic.
---> '''Casey Jones:''' Do you want a fist in the mouth?! I've never even looked at another guy before!
** There's also a scene in the first movie where Donatello can be seen sniffing April's panties. Yeah...
*** Where is this scene? I've re-watched all scenes in April's apartment multiple times and didn't see this.
* GolfClubbing: Casey uses a driver to nasty effect against Tatsu in the first film.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Averted in the first movie, which is a PragmaticAdaptation of the cartoon and comic book (where swearing was much more common).
* GutPunch: [[spoiler: The Turtles return home after a fun night hanging out with April to find their home is demolished and Splinter is missing, possibly dead.]]
** Shredder delivers another one later in the film:
--->'''Shredder''': And the rat? [[spoiler: Kill it.]]
* HeHadAName: Invoked by Shredder just to taunt the Turtles:
-->'''Shredder:''' It ''had'' a name...
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Charles Pennington makes comments to this effect regarding his son, Danny.
-->'''Charles:''' See? That's what he does when he wants to ignore me. Sticks his head in those things.
* HiddenDepths: Casey Jones is initially presented as a crude, violent vigilante. April describes him as "a 9-year-old trapped in a man's body."
** One of the jokes he makes about the farm references the film version of ''TheGrapesOfWrath,'' which is rather surprising from a supposedly dumb hockey player.
** While it can be attributed to his general sports obsession, the fact that he knows how ''[[UsefulNotes/CricketRules friggin' Cricket]]'' is played speaks volumes about his intelligence.
** Due to some shuffling in adapting the plot from the comic, Casey ends up bonding with ''Donatello'', the most intelligent turtle, rather than the hotheaded Raphael. In the scene where they fix the truck they are playing a version of the Alphabet Game where each insult begins with the next letter of the alphabet in sequence (Atomic Mouth -> Buffaroonie -> Camel lips -> Dome head -> Etc.).
* HighlyVisibleNinja: At the end of the second movie, which involved the Turtles fighting (and dancing) in a nightclub, ''in full view of an entire crowd of people'', Splinter asks them if they were seen by anybody upon their return home.
-->'''Leonardo''': [[BlatantLies Of course not, Master Splinter]].\\
'''Donatello''': We practiced ninja.\\
'''Michelangelo''': The art of invisibility.\\
* Splinter holds up a newspaper with a picture of them on the front cover*\\
'''Splinter''': [[DeadpanSnarker Practice]] ''[[DeadpanSnarker harder.]]''
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Shredder, ''twice''.
** In the first film, Splinter shows up to [[BigDamnHeroes save his sons]] and delivers a ShutUpHannibal speech that drives The Shredder into [[VillainousBreakdown into a murderous rage]], charging at him with his spear. Splinter uses Shredder's own momentum (and an assist from one of Mikey's discarded nunchaku) to fling him over the edge of the rooftop and leaves the villain holding onto the spear for dear life.
-->'''Splinter''': Death comes for us all, Oroku Saki! But something ''[[FateWorseThanDeath much worse]]'' comes for you.
-->''*Shredder slowly pulls a hidden knife from his belt*''
-->'''Splinter''': For when you die, it will be- ''*Shredder flings the knife at Splinter's face... [[ArrowCatch which Splinter immediately catches]], releasing his grip on the nunchaku and leaving Shredder to fall to his [[DisneyDeath death]]*'' -without honor.
** And in the second film, when Shredder uses the last vial of Ooze [[EmergencyTransformation to transform into]] [[spoiler:the Super Shredder]]. It ends up doing him in when the transformation robs him of any sense of reason and he brings the docks down on his own head [[TakingYouWithMe in an effort to kill the Turtles]].
* HoldTheUnsolicitedIngredient: The first film has Michelangelo ordering a pizza near the beginning of the movie as Splinter talks about the "art of invisibility". As Splinter is finishing up his speech, Mikey is just about to finish the order, and he says, "Oh, but no anchovies, and I mean no anchovies. You put anchovies on this thing and you're in big trouble, okay?" right before Splinter throws a book at his head.
* HuddleShot: "[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments So exactly at what point did we lose control here?]]"
* IKnowYourTrueName: "Yes, Oroku Saki, I know who you are."
* IfICantHaveYou: Oroku Saki, losing a love triangle, murders both Splinter's master and his girlfriend.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Michelangelo is unimpressed with a [[{{Mook}} Foot soldier’s]] [[AnAxeToGrind axe-wielding skills]] in the first movie.
-->'''Michelangelo''': [[CasualDangerDialog If you were a lumberjack]] ''<<thwack>>'' the only thing safe in the forest ''<<thwack>>'' [[TrashTalk would be the]] ''[[TrashTalk trees]]''!
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Casey Jones in the first film, from cricket bats to hockey sticks to a ''garbage truck''.
** All of the Turtles in the second film. They don't use their weapons to attack a single time the whole film, using nothing but improvised weapons: sausage links, name it.
* InformedAbility: Monumentally averted with the first movie. The Shredder [[CurbStompBattle totally dominates the turtles when they finally fight.]] They get in virtually no offense, and it's strongly implied he would have killed them one by one until [[TheCavalry Splinter appeared]].
* InternalHomage: The first movie contains a recreation of ''Raphael #1'' with Raph leaving the lair to blow off steam, running into Casey and getting into a fight with him after stopping him from beating up some thugs. It also adapts ''Leonardo #1'' with one of the turtles fighting a horde of foot while the others are in April's apartment. The lone fighter loses to the horde and crashes through the window, and after the team does their best to fight back the rest of the team is forced to make a getway, ending up at an old farm house to recover and plan a counter attack. However, in the film it is Raph, not Leo, who plays this role and gets taken down.
* InterspeciesRomance: Pretty much ''all'' of the turtles display some level of attraction to April in the beginning. Justified in that they were mutated into being part human, so they're probably attracted as much to humans as they are to turtles, unless the mutation also mutated their brains into losing their attraction to turtles and gaining attraction to humans.
* {{Irony}}: In the first movie, Mikey orders a pizza from Domino's. In the original VHS release (from Family Home Entertainment), the movie was preceded by an ad from Pizza Hut.
** A possible StealthInsult. It's mentioned openly that the delivery guy was late.
** In the second film, April picks up all the stuff left around the apartment by the turtles, and mutters, "The ''rat'' is the cleanest one."
* ItsQuietTooQuiet: In the second film:
--> '''Donatello''': The perimeter's quiet.\\
'''Leonardo''': Yeah, a little ''too'' quiet.\\
'''Michelangelo''': Come on. (Don takes out two henchmen)\\
'''Donatello''': Well, that was easy.\\
'''Leonardo''': Yeah, a little ''too'' easy. (Raph is tied to a post)\\
'''Donatello''': Look, it's Raph!\\
'''Michelangelo''': [[RuleofThree Yeah, a little]] ''[[RuleofThree too]]'' [[RuleofThree Raph]]. (Mikey gets smacked for being a wiseass)
* ItIsDehumanizing: Shredder almost exclusively refers to Splinter as "it."
* [[HesBack It's Time to Go Back]]: In the first film after the boys have gotten their act back together during their time at the farmhouse.
* KickTheDog: Shredder at the end of the first film, after thoroughly beating the Turtles, mocks them by saying that he killed Splinter. It works.
-->'''Raphael''': *sternly* ''Where's Splinter''?
-->'''Shredder''': Ah, the rat. So it has a name... [[HeHadAName It]] ''{{h|eHadAName}}ad'' [[HeHadAName a name.]]
-->*Leonardo angrily pushes past the rest of them*
-->'''Leonardo''': ''[[ThatLiarLies You lie!]]''
-->'''Shredder''': *smiling behind his mask* Do I?
-->*Leonardo charges at Shredder in absolute rage*
** He tries it again after taking down Leonardo and ordering the other Turtles to throw away their weapons and threatening to kill him if they don't. After they have done so...
--->'''Shredder''': Fools... The three of you might have been able to overpower me with the loss of but one. Now your fate...WILL BE HIS! *readies [[CoupDeGrace killing strike]] on Leonardo*
* LastGraspAtLife: Shredder begins the second film by reaching his hand out from a pile of garbage. At the end he thrusts his hand out from the ruins of the dock that had just fallen on top of him, only to die.
* LastSecondWordSwap:
-->'''Leonardo''': We have had our first battle, Master Splinter. They were many, but we kicked--! ''(catches himself)'' ...We fought well.
* LighterAndSofter: The first sequel, mostly because of the MoralGuardians. The second sequel takes it UpToEleven. The third sequel subverts this, by having Raph and Leo fight each other [[spoiler:which ends when Raph nearly kills Leo]].
* LoveAtFirstPunch: April and Casey; as Donatello so eloquently put it "Gosh. It's kinda like ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'', isn't it?"
* MacGuffinMelee: The second film has a battle in the TGRI labs between the Turtles and the Foot over a can of Mutagen.
* MagicPants: Shredder's outfit (cape and all) grows with him when he becomes Super Shredder.
** Which crosses over into BodyHorror when you realize that thanks to the ooze ''his costume is now a part of him.''
* ManChild: April describes Casey as "A 9-year-old trapped in a man's body."
* MeaningfulName: Tatsu means TheDragon in Japanese.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Nicely subverted by]] the first film.
* MoodWhiplash: The first movie seems like almost as funny and lighthearted as the cartoon series (it's a little bit darker, but we have to AvoidTheDreadedGRating here!), [[spoiler:until the Turtles return home to find it completely destroyed and Splinter missing]]. Watching it as a little kid, the effect is like someone punching you in the stomach.
** [[spoiler: Made slightly worse because the centerpiece of the wreckage is a pile of maroon laundry in the center of the room that, in the darkness, looks oddly gory if you don't realize what it is.]]
** The apartment fight scene starts out pretty comedic and triumphant, giving us the impression that this could be an easy win. However when they are overrun with foot soldiers the music and the mood changes. Even the music itself is pretty much saying OhCrap.
** [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence And then a Foot ninja is electrocuted.]]
* MrFanservice:
** Elias Koteas as Casey Jones.
** Henry Hayashi as Kenshin.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
** Danny looks at April's apartment on fire in tears, knowing it's because he told Shredder he saw one of the Turtles there.
** More of a "My God, What Have I ''Nearly'' Done?" example, but Raphael during ''TMNT'' when [[spoiler:he realizes that, in his rage, he was dangerously close to killing his own brother after a fiery battle; the realization causes him to run away in fear. Of course a straighter example happens soon after when Leonardo, beaten and weakened, is easily captured by the Stone Generals and Raphael is unable to stop them from taking him. He blames himself entirely for this]].
* MythologyGag:
** While the first movie is mostly based on the original Mirage Studios comics, it had a few elements from the 80s cartoon: different-colored bandanas, their love for pizza, April being a news reporter, and Michelangelo's {{Catchphrase}} "Cowabunga".
** "Check out East Warehouse on Lairdman Island." (reference to Eastman and Laird, of course).
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Early in TMNT 2, Raphael doubts that Shredder could have survived his "half-gainer right into the back of a garbage truck." At the climax, after [[spoiler:Super Shredder brings down the pier on all of them]], Raphael says this out loud when he sees [[spoiler:the hand rise from the wreckage]]. This is then subverted when [[spoiler:Shredder's hand falls limp]].
* NotHelpingYourCase: No word of the Foot or Splinter, the Turtles have to wait until April can get more info via her news reports. However, Raph is getting impatient for basically just "sitting on their butts". Leo gets frustrated with Raph's usual temper outburst, and tells him it's not "helping anything". So Raph [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere just leaves]].
* NotSoAboveItAll: Straight-laced Master Splinter, at the end of the first three films, will show that he's not above making the occasional joke like the turtles.
-->'''First film''': I have always liked..."Cowabunga".
-->'''Second film''': Ten flips now! And remember... Go, ninja, go, ninja, go!
-->'''Third film, while [[LampshadeWearing wearing lampshade]]''': Yo, dude! Like Elvis in ''Blue Hawaii''!
-->'''Fourth film, [[CasualDangerDialog while kicking monster ass]]:''' [[BadassFamily We should do this more often!]] [[RetiredBadass I STILL got it!!]]
* OffhandBackhand:
** Leo fakes out another Foot ninja and kicks him offhandedly during the fight in April's apartment.
*** Later, Mike does a straightforward offhand backhand after ducking in his shell.
--> "God, I love being a turtle!!"
** Raph does it after calling Donatello a showoff after Don's skateboarding ass-kicking-montage.
* OhCrap: Raph, when the Shredder appears in front of him, after insulting Tatsu.
-->'''Raph:''' You know pal, if I had a face like yours, I try to make it up for with some sort of a personality. Ha ha ha! ''[Shredder steps out between him and Tatsu]'' Shredder!
** Keno, after beating up three thugs for robbing the stores, only for a ''lot'' more to show up (luckily for him the Turtles show up).
-->'''Keno:''' ''(still in his martial arts stance)'' Help?\\
''[They come at him]''\\
'''Thug:''' You're gonna need it, kid.
* OncePerEpisode: The first three movies concluded with Splinter "making a funny."
** Also: a sequence where Raphael is separated from the rest of the group
* OneOfTheBoys: April seems to be this with the turtles, and with Casey.
* OneWingedAngel: Super Shredder in ''Secret of the Ooze''.
** ClippedWingAngel: While he hulked out immensely, he became little more than a rampaging beast and ended up doing himself in.
* ParentalBonus: In the second movie, after falling into the Foot's trap at the junkyard:
-->'''Donatello:''' These nets are very effective and very well-constructed.\\
'''Michelangelo:''' Yeah, remind me to drop a line to Ralph Nader!
* PhysicalFitnessPunishment: Michelangelo is made to do back-flips as a punishment in ''Secret of the Ooze''. When Splinter notices that Mike has started just jumping up and down to make it ''sound'' like he was doing back-flips, he makes him do ''more''.
* PinballProtagonist: In the 2014 film, the Turtles don't have much impact on the plot other than Raphael saving April in the subway and the group fight against the Foot near the end.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The first movie, which satisfactorily combined two very different version of the turtles into a successful whole.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Casey Jones's fight with [[TheDragon Tatsu]] was all over once Casey got knocked into a pallet of [[WeaponOfChoice sporting goods]] and came up with a driver. Casey promptly delivers the obligatory line before ending the fight with one stroke.
-->'''Casey Jones:''' [[GolfClubbing FORE!!!!!!!!]]
* PrecisionFStrike: Well, D-Strike anyway. Raphael curses twice in the film, a short "damn" in the opening in frustration at losing a sai (thus giving away a vital clue to their existence) and again as a SkywardScream after being bested by Casey Jones.
** And who could forget "NINJA KICK THE DAMN RABBIT!"
** And during Mike & Don's rock paper scissors match at the climax: "One, two, three! Damn."
** It's easy to miss, but Raph actually says "bitchin'" near the end of the film.
* ProductPlacement: Domino's Pizza, whom Michelangelo gleefully shorts for arriving late.
-->'''Michelangelo:''' Wise man say: "Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza."
* TheProfessor: Jordan Perry, in the second movie.
* [[PutDownYourGunAndStepAway Put Down Your Weapons and Step Away]]: Played painfully straight in the first movie, and then [[spoiler:Shredder tells them how stupid it was]].
* RaisedHandOfSurvival: PlayedStraight and {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''The Secret of the Ooze''. Played straight at the beginning, when we see the Shredder's hand rise from the garbage. Subverted in the climax, when his hand rises from the wreckage of the dock that fell on him... only to go limp.
* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: In "Secret of the Ooze", for the first half of the movie, the Turtles were unaware that Shredder was still alive, under the impression that the Foot was being led by Tatsu, right up until their encounter with Tokka and Rahzar.
* RevengeBeforeReason: After transforming into Super Shredder at the end of the second film, Shredder becomes completely determined to kill the Turtles, by collapsing the entire pier, and not even caring that his actions could kill him as well.
-->'''Leonardo''': Shredder! You've gotta listen to reason! You're gonna destroy us all! ''[gets lifted up by Super Shredder]''
-->'''Super Shredder''': Then so be it! ''[throws Leonardo to the ground]''
** Shredder spends the entire second movie like this, several characters even call him on it.
* RevisedEnding: The original ending for the first film had April quitting her reporter's job in order to pitch the story of their adventures to a comic book company while the Turtles listen in outside the window. When the editor [[ItWillNeverCatchOn rejects her idea as being too unrealistic]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Mikey falls off the building]].
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: Master Splinter.
* RooftopConfrontation: Raphael heads to the roof after a spat with Leonardo and gets jumped by a butt-load of Foot ninjas. He holds his own for a while, but after some time they kick his ass and throw him through ceiling and proceed to fight the rest of the Turtles.
** The final confrontation with Shredder also takes place on a roof.
** In the fourth movie, Leo and Raph go at it on a rooftop. Let's face it, they like roofs.
* RunningGag: The Turtles say things like "awesome" and "wicked," while Don says something lame like "Bossa Nova" or "A Capella." The last one makes it funnier, because the music cuts out when the Turtles stare at him at how lame it is.
** In the first film, whenever pizza's mentioned by a non-Turtle in their [[TriggerPhrase presence,]] [[HellIsThatNoise a weird sound]] is played in the background which prompts one of the turtles (usually Mikey) to gain cartoon like super speed before heading off for the nearest pizza.
** The second film, Splinter orders the Turtles to give "10 Flips".
* ScarsAreForever: In the first movie, Raphael has a scar on his cheek from some unexplained injury, while Shredder has scars on his cheek from a pre-mutation Splinter.
** If you look closely in the first two movies all of the turtles have little nicks and dings all over their shells, probably from a life time of ninja training. Raphael has severe scarring all over his shell in the 2014 film.
** In the 2014 film both Raph and Leo sport very distinctive facial scars.
* ScreamingWarrior: Raphael in the first movie, when they find their home trashed and Splinter gone.
** A better example would be his rescue of April from the Foot in the subway when he gets his missing sai back.
* SecretKeeper: Besides April and Casey, there's also Danny and Keno. The people at the dance club don't count.
** Well, they ''do'' immediately tell the press...
*** But they assumed they were people in costumes (one guy thinks so, yet he and his date are vaguely aware of a rat). And the owners of the club assumed they were hired extras.
** Also, Splinter and Casey are apparently the only ones who know that Danny was a member of the Foot. It's unclear if April and the Turtles ever found out, and April was confused when Danny gave her $20 he owed her (which he stoled from April's wallet earlier in the film).
* SeenItAll: The cabbie in the first movie, especially compared to his fare.
--> *Raphael somersaults over the hood of the cab*
--> '''Passenger''': What the hell was that?!
--> '''Cabbie''': Looked like sort of a big turtle, in a trench coat. You're goin' to [=LaGuardia=], right?
* ShootTheTelevision: Shredder is introduced in the first movie watching a wall of TV screens. When April appears on the news and indicates that [[HeKnowsTooMuch she knows too much]] about the Foot Clan, Shredder throws a knife at her face on the TV screen. (There are several televisions sporting various cracks and dings, indicating that this happens quite often.)
--> "Find her. SILENCE her!"
* ShoutOut:
** Present in most of the movies, such as Mikey's quoting of famous movie lines at April's apartment in the first, and the revelation of Splinter's favorite show (or one of them) being ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' in the fourth. However, the third features shout outs considered by most to be absolutely cringe-worthy, such as...
** As Donatello bonks a {{mook|s}} with a tree branch: "It's [[Music/MCHammer hammer time]]!"
** "[[Film/{{Casablanca}} Well, the lives of two people don't amount a hill of beans in this crazy world, Ilsa. That's why you're getting on that plane. Maybe not today--]]" "Will you stop?!"
** As the Turtles and April are about to be sent back to their own time, April bafflingly exclaims, "Star Trek time!"
** In the fourth film during the monster roundup scene, there is a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment of a monster that looks just like [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Wildmutt]].
** The second movie at April's apartment: [[Film/TheKarateKid "Wax on, wax off!"]]
* ShutUpHannibal: Delivered by Splinter and Casey to the Foot members still identifying Shredder as a father figure, essentially telling them that the Shredder cares nothing for them; he merely uses them for his own selfish desires.
* ShutUpKirk: Shredder attempts this in the first movie, when Splinter is lecturing him while holding him over a ledge.
-->'''Splinter''': Death comes for us all, [[spoiler: Oroku Saki,]] but something much worse comes for you, for when you die, it will be...\\
'''Shredder''': ''[tries to stab Splinter, who releases his grip on Splinter's nunchuck in order to catch it, making him fall into the garbage truck]''\\
'''Splinter''': ''[finishes]'' ...without honor.
** As noted above, Raph has another, unintelligible one when Splinter is kidnapped.
*** That scream can even be heard on the surface. An old man walks by and hears it, but shakes his head "nah, it couldn't be."
* SoapWithinAShow: In the 2007 movie Splinter references his "stories" and says "Cody is going to break up with Donna, I just know it," but nothing else about it is revealed.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Raphael gets the lion's share of the focus in the first movie, taking over a plot that belonged to Leo in the original comics. ''TMNT'' could accurately be said to star only two turtles--Raphael and Leo--with the other two as supporting characters.
* StarringSpecialEffects: But when Creator/JimHenson is on board that's kind of a given.
* TheStarscream: General Aguila in the fourth movie. Granted, all four stone generals betrayed Winters, but Aguila was who convinced his siblings to do it.
* StealthHiBye: The Turtles, Splinter, and the Foot ninjas.
* TakeThat:
** "A Jose Canseco bat?! Tell me - you didn't pay money for this!"
*** This feels like a general TakeThat today, but in contemporary context Canseco was a rival to the Yankees.
** Just a few minutes earlier, Raph walked out of ''Film/{{Critters}}'' in disgust -- [[WhoWritesThisCrap "Ugh, where do they come up with this stuff?!"]]
*** Also BitingTheHandHumor, as New Line Cinema distributed both films.
* TakingYouWithMe: Shredder's only possible motivation for trying to throw a dagger at Splinter in the first movie.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: There's really no reason why the Turtles should be able to spout off ''that'' much dialogue during their fights, other than the RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny.
* TemptingFate: In the first film when Raphael gets ambushed on the rooftop by the Foot Ninja. He manages to take down a couple no problem, but...
--> '''Raphael:''' Hey hey, c'mon! How do you guys expect to beat me? (A whole army of ninja come out of hiding and corner him, vastly outnumbering him) [[OhCrap Good answer... good answer...]]
** After the turtles finish fighting off the Foot ninja, Raph quips, "Aw, no more?" Enter the Shredder.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Casey trying to tell April he overheard that she got fired.
-->'''Casey:''' Hey, you just saved yourself an 8-mile round tripper: you're fired.\\
'''April:''' I... I just saved myself?\\
'''Don:''' [[OhCrap Uh-oh.]]\\
'''April:''' [[WhatTheHellHero What did you do? Did you take classes in insensitivity?]]\\
'''Casey:''' I was just trying to break it to you easy.\\
'''April:''' Yeah? Well you failed miserably!\\
'''Casey:''' Hey, Broadzilla. You wouldn't even be standing there if it weren't for me!
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: (Fourth film) Especially when it's thirteen powerful, bloodthirsty, immortal monsters capable of eradicating a whole army. Did I mention they're from another dimension?
* ThoseTwoGuys: Donatello and Michelangelo.
-->'''Michelangelo:''' Pork rind?\\
'''Donatello:''' (mouth full) Pork rind.
* TotallyRadical
* TrueCompanions: The Turtles.
* {{The Unchosen One}}s: In the second movie, the Turtles discover that the creation of the ooze that changed them was purely an accident. Don was not very happy to learn this. He always thought [[IJustWantToBeSpecial they were special]] and believes there's got to be more to it. There isn't.
* TruerToTheText: Although it borrowed elements from the then-current animated series (such as April as a news reporter rather than a scientist)tThe first film is arguably the most faithful adaptation of the original comics in the entire franchise, including direct adaptions of several story lines from the original comics (the first issue, the exile at April's farm, and the "Return to New York" arcs).
* UnskilledButStrong: Fitting their status as DumbMuscle, Tokka and Rahzar depend solely on their brute strength and durability to fight the Turtles. During their first fight, the Turtles end up running from them, and they only won the second time around thanks to the anti-mutagen developed by Professor Perry.
* ViewersAreGeniuses:
** "Do you like... penicillin on your pizza?"
** A ''lot'' of Donny's failed attempts at slang are this.
** In the scene where Donatello and Casey are attempting to fix the truck while playfully insulting each other they're actually playing a variation of the Alphabet Game.
* VillainDecay: The Foot. In the first half of the first film they prove to be dangerous, as they manage to overwhelm the turtles and deliver a brutal beatdown to Raph, putting him in a Coma. By the second half the turtles are swatting them aside with no problem, and it gets worse for them in the Second Film where they don't even land a hit.
** Lampshaded in the second film, when Keno tells the Turtles that the Foot are openly recruiting on the streets to bolster their ranks after the bulk of their forces were beaten by the turtles and arrested by police in the first film.
* VillainsNeverLie: Subverted with DramaticIrony in the climax of the first film: Shredder certainly believes that [[spoiler:Splinter is dead by now]] and the audience knows otherwise, but the Turtles themselves don't and Leo accuses him of lying.
* VisualPun: There's a bit of ProductPlacement for Turtle Wax in the first one.
* VolleyingInsults: Donatello and Casey Jones do this while fixing the truck, in alphabetical sequence for each insult.
* WatchingTroyBurn: In the first film, April watches her father's store burn to the ground after an attack from the Foot, as she, Casey, and the Turtles drive away.
* WhatTheFuAreYouDoing: In the junior novelization of the second movie, Keno spots Mikey's 'chucks in April's apartment. When she tries to convince him that they're really hers, she ends up smacking herself multiple times.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Max Winters, again.
** He wouldn't but his generals would. But then, they'd only had about a week to enjoy it.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Michael Pressman, who directed the second movie, argued this was the key to the live action films' success: You ''believe'' them. It's not that the Turtles are real; the kids know they're just guys in fancy costumes, but they pull it off so well that you're not distracted by the suits and can just get into the story.
* TheWorfEffect: In the fourth movie, [[WriterOnBoard as per the plot demands]], Leo gets this treatment, both at the hands of Winters's monsters and Raphael.
* YouFightLikeACow: The Turtles constantly mock and goad their opponents in battle. Don and Mikey are the two biggest offenders but even Leonardo and Raph get in on this one. They only stop joking at the very end, when the Shredder ''seriously'' pisses them off.
** Of course, with the [[CurbStompBattle way the fight had been going]], the turtles could hardly justify talking smack against the way the Shredder fights in the first place.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Shredder stares at Tatsu, who realizes he failed. Tatsu takes his anger out on the Foot ninjas he was commanding, almost (maybe?) killing one.
* YouShallNotPass: Casey holds the line against the entire Foot Clan in the battle of April's apartment, buying enough time for the Turtles to escape.
* YourMom: In the fourth film Mikey makes a crack about Donnie's mother smelling like a monster. Donnie then points out that she'd be Mikey's mother too. Mikey just says "whatever".
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: In the second film, the Turtles do the "Cowabunga!" high-five celebration after the Shredder's apparent demise-- only to have Super Shredder tear the dock out from underneath them.
* YouWatchTooMuchX: It's implied that the Turtles watch a LOT of TV (especially Mikey). It's not like there's too much else for them to do.
** Don skateboards and Raph goes to movies.
** Judging by the mess he leaves in the second movie, Leonardo likes to read comic books.
* YuppieCouple: 1/2 of it; in the second film, April meets a couple. Later, that guy is working at the club in the climax.

->''"I made a funny! Ha ha ha!"''