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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

March. 17,1993
| Adventure Fantasy Action Comedy

The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising.


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Good story, Not enough for a whole film


I wanted to like it more than I actually did... But much of the humor totally escaped me and I walked out only mildly impressed.


The film creates a perfect balance between action and depth of basic needs, in the midst of an infertile atmosphere.

Sameer Callahan

It really made me laugh, but for some moments I was tearing up because I could relate so much.


This is not a bad movie. This is a good movie. People do not like because it is a sequel. Teenage mutant ninja turtles (1990) is better. That is true. Teenage mutant ninja turtles II is better. That is also true. The cartoon show from the 80's and 90's is also better. Teenage mutant ninja turtles (2014) is also better. But 4.8 is just underrating this movie. Do not skip it. It is a great movie. All the Teenage mutant ninja turtles movie are great movie. OK is would have been better if Shredder had been in it. But that did not make it a terrible movie. This is one of the best action movies from 1993. This is a great movie. Do not lesson to the people whining about it. See it.


It actually got worse! After the abominable part 2, I didn't think the series could sink any lower. Boy was I wrong. Know what stinks worse than doo-doo? Doo-doo that's been sent back in time! That's what happens in this terrible movie. The Turtles go back in time to feudal Japan and fight samurais. The costumes and special effects are cheap. Jim Henson's Creature Shop wisely had nothing to do with this movie. Poor Splinter gets the worst of it. He looks like a ragged stray dog. And that voice! Awful. The script isn't good enough to be used as toilet paper. The acting is embarrassing. Just a stinker of a movie on every level. For the brain dead among us only.


Maybe it's nostalgia or the Zeitgeist of the TMNT - but to me the movies stay wonderful.In itself, this movie isn't worthwhile. It's a sloppy and quick realization and it shows. Where the first two movies told a story, cover elements of mystery about origins. And more attention to detail, emotion or atmosphere. The third one was just loosely tied and cheesy.For me personally the idea of time-travel could've hit off well - seeing as the Turtles are "trained in the ancient Japanese Ninja Arts". Yet they time-travel and fail to be taken or impressed by the ancient Japan, nor do they "get in touch with the history or essence of their training". They didn't meet the kin of Splinters' mentors, for example. The story about the "demons" isn't fully developed nor explained and seems strange (as the origins / genesis of the Turtles is explained in prior movies.)In all, a classic but don't get your hopes up. It's old-fashioned entertainment.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is a great kids Title. If the other two movies were dark than this one was most certainly light and I am glad. If they were to change the Turtles movies they would have done it in Secret Of The Ooze. That Title all be it an entertaining watch was still dark like the epic original movie.I cannot be unbiased when it comes to the Turtles movies. I grew up watching it and I loved seeing the departure of the Turtles from the traditional gritty feel of the other two. To have the Turtles out in the open, seeing a less aggressive Raphael. Having Michaelangelo going missing instead was a nice change.This movie also did a lot more with Leonardo, Donatello, Casey Jones, April O' Neill and Splinter. The absence of a strong Villain meant they story could focus on the Turtles. The enemies were forgettable but you watch the movie to see Turtles in a half shell taking on a bunch of Feudal warriors.