Intro to Geek #26, Shauncastic 127

Shauncastic

Shauncastic 127

UPDATE: Holy cow this is Intro to Geek’s 100th post!

TURTLE POWER! Join Jay, Jessa (Good to be a Geek), Sam (Word of the Nerd), and Shaun as they talk about all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

While TMNT has woven little strands of green throughout my existence so far, I’m not crazy about the franchise. I tried watching the first movie yesterday, in fact, and I…just couldn’t. It was absolutely steeped in 80s culture, and we all know how absolutely dreadful that can be. Then there were various TMNT series scattered around the 90s and early 2000s. Anyone remember Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation? God. Awful.

However, I have liked some of the new generation TMNT. The animated sequel to the movies back in 2007 was okay. It certainly lent some potential on where the franchise could go, and the newest incarnation of the television series on Nickelodeon is fantastic and funny. Let me put it this way, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has effectively prolonged my Saturday morning laziness when Cartoon Network’s DC Nation is over with.

Before we head on to my ItG review, let’s give a warm welcome to one of our newest commentators, Bree Brouwer, with her new segment Behind Schedule.

For Intro to Geek, Shaun and I change things up a bit and take a look at a movie that just recently released, Oz the Great and Powerful.

It definitely has a similar look and feel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, but there are nice little touches Raimi left through the course of the movie that made it his own. I’m mostly talking about how the camera is used for dramatic takes — sudden impact close ups, mostly.

If you didn’t like Alice in Wonderland, you may like this movie more. If you did, you may like this movie less. These are the reactions I’ve encountered with many of my friends and followers over Facebook and Twitter.

Or you could be like Shaun and enjoy both movies. I HATED Alice in Wonderland, so…

Timeline Notes!!!
Intro To Geek: 15:00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 32:00
Behind Schedule: 01:52:00

ShowNotes!!!!

Watch if you DARE! Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap”

The Nostalgia Critic’s Review of “Cartoon All Stars”

Intro To Geek: This week’s review is Oz: The Great and Powerful – with Christina “The Brownie”!

Behind Schedule: Bree Brouwer hosts this weekly segment about awesome news you may have missed!

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