The series concludes with the third movie one which completes their self-realization by breaking the diachronic limitations through the act of time travel. From receiving the signs from the future the turtles’ reaches a state of self-realization, in confronting their revolutionary core of the past, they can choose their fates in the future.
Signs from the Future
The three movies can be seen as the turtles’ journey to self-realization in becoming true agents of revolution. The first movie represents their birth and their creation; the setting in which revolution will be staged with the formation of the next generation of revolutionaries, the youths that were redeemed through the turtles’ accidental struggle with the invisible forces of capital society. Continue reading
With the recent Rob Ford scandal that has plagued the politics of Toronto one still lacks the perspective of what is at stake when a crack smoking clown can become the mayor of one of North America’s largest capital centers. Even the most intelligent commentaries on the situation fail to acknowledge the systematic failures in place to have allowed this to happen. What this clown has done was simply act as the displacement to what is truly at stake here: that the premise of the Western Democracy has to be re-evaluated. Continue reading
Romance and Interpersonal relationships:
The interpersonal relationships between April and the turtles in which one first assumes should be inverted. It is not the turtles that desire April; it is April who desires the turtles’ affections, to be their object of desire. April who is both sexually frustrated and confused (much like the female protagonist of Max mon amour, how does one explain the concept of a mature woman being sexually interested in a bunch of under aged “teenage” giant mutant reptiles?), is forced to conform with the normalcies of accepted societal standards even though she herself is the best radical field reporter of NYC. Continue reading
In depth Analysis of the Hollywood Movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 by Steve Barron
It has been recently brought to my attention that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies warranted a Marxist reinterpretation. Here is my attempt at unlocking that series’ revolutionary potential… Continue reading