These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you'll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you'll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms
— Dire Straits, "Brothers in Arms"
"I have marched in many a battle host, but I have also planted seeds and reaped the harvest with my own hands. And I have learned there is greater honor in a field well plowed than in a field steeped in blood."
— Adaon, son of Taliesin, The Black Cauldron
"A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden."
—Alexander Hamilton writing to a friend
Matt: April takes the turtles and Casey to her family’s old farmhouse to hole up, and you’d have to think this place would be in upstate New York or maybe rural New Jersey. But because a lot of this movie was filmed in North Carolina, everybody’s stripped down to the sweltery tank tops of a Tennessee Williams play.
Chris: It definitely goes Southern Gothic on us pretty quickly...sadly, it stops before we get a shot of Donatello in a white suit and bolo tie sipping a mint julep on the porch.
Matt: The whole idea of going off to a farm to grow as a human (or turtle) being is a pretty hacky story trope, but this movie and Pootie Tang both use it, so it’ll always have a special place in my heart.