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So easy to enjoy. The crossover actually works really well and as a big fan of the original Mirage TMNT comics it’s great to finally see a more “mature” take on them that actually matches the feel of the comics. The action is really well animated and super impactful and the addition of the turtles’ humour doesn’t actually detract from the darker Gotham atmosphere. Some good laughs in here, too. The only downside is the normal direct-to-video Warner animation problem: it all feels a bit cheap and not really like a movie.
There's something really satisfying about this sort of late eighties, high contrast, noisy anime. An early hit from Mamoru Oshii, this film deals with some pretty high concept stuff (destruction of history, mass urbanisation, the fear of technological advancements) that its goofy presentation can sometimes mask. It's actually quite nice watching an Oshii film with more expressive/cartoony characters that the director rarely deals in. If you compare this to Ghost in the Shell, with it's expressionless and difficult to relate…
Do you like watching really lovely-looking, animated Jedi fights? Well here’s an hour of that. Plot? Sorry lads.
A much better experience. Some actual plot and character development for starters. It also directly connects to Episode III in the same way Rogue One connects to A New Hope. It would be cool to know if this inspired Rogue One.