Out of the Shadows and into the D-Box

This weekend David, Kalie, and I headed to our local movie theatre to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – complete with the brand new D-Box enhanced seating experience.  This is that tale.  Are you wondering if you should see the latest Turtles film?  Are you curious as to what my brother, girlfriend, and I thought of their newest big screen adventure?  Do you like reading stuff about comic book movies and/or mutated turtles who also happen to simultaneously be adolescent ninjas?  Do you just want to know what the hell a D-Box seat at the movie theatre is (and if it’s worth the crazy up-charge in ticket price)?  If you answered “yes” to any of those questions then you are in luck!  This story is for you.  (As usual, it’s presented spoiler-free.) Continue reading

A Beautiful Rebirth

With fifty-eight issues and twelve micro/miniseries and counting, it should come as no surprise to anyone who follows the world of comics that IDW’s current reimaging of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is something special.  However, being out of the comic game for over fifteen years, I had no idea what I was getting into when I read the first trade paperback.  I couldn’t’ve been ready for this comic when I picked it up and now I can never imagine putting it down.  Living in an era of reboots and remakes, we’ve come to accept “At least they didn’t destroy it…” as often the best we can hope for.  But IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles defies all odds and transforms a fun childhood favorite into an artistic and emotional masterpiece.  With mutants on the mind this weekend (I’ll probably be seeing the new movie tomorrow), I am feeling the urge to talk Turtles.  So let’s go!  Continue reading