Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC

Street: 07.14

The last DVD set I reviewed for the Ninja Turtles was pretty terrible—thankfully, this is a return to the great show that I love. The turtles spend one final episode wandering the woods, conquering their inner demons before coming up with a plan to get back into New York and take it back from the Krang. It was a great half of a season—all of the ol villains are back, some old frienemies show up to help save the day and it’s good ol’, action-packed fun. The turtles break through enemy lines and begin looking for Splinter and figuring out how to beat the baddies. Shredder is a bit overshadowed by the Krang, but at the end of the season, there’s a great setup for him as the main villain. It was full of appearances that got some great reactions from our heroes that I won’t spoil. This is definitely the better half of the season, and I loved it. It’s got the same “Mutation of a Scene” special features that the other season DVD sets. It’s a great set to pick up for the kids, and for yourself, if you’re an old-school fan. –Ashley Lippert