Parents' Guide to

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Violence takes center stage in disappointing reimagining.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 6+

it's neat!

While master splinter didn't show his affection the exact way the prior version of him [in the 2012 series] did, it is still seen that he does indeed care for his children, where he was LITERALLY offering the last piece of the dark armor to guarantee his sons' safety. And with the turtles, it's lovely to see their new personalities and how they adapt to the situations they are put in and how they get out of them. And they learn to stay true to themselves while facing said challenges and basically learning about teamwork and such! Seeing a new tmnt series since the last one ended was nice, and I loved it very much. So sad to see it end. :(
age 2+

25+ adults are just nostalgia goers

This iteration of TMNT is the friendliest for kids actually illustrating what modern families are like even if there flaws are surprising at first impression, they do go through major development. The animation, action, music & art style (similar to Samurai Jack) is incredibly fun!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (33 ):

This chaotic cartoon is a mostly unnecessary and incongruous addition to an already enduring franchise. The characterizations of RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES aren't a satisfactory fit among against the general consistency of the original '90s releases or the amped-up 2014 reboot. The Turtles barely resemble each other for one thing; each one is a different species (what??), they vary greatly in size and brawn, and at times they look almost menacing. Splinter (Eric Bauza), their fearless leader, is more sluggish than sage, and the story itself feels like a total rewrite of the heroes' evolutions rather than a reimagining.

The one factor that is consistent is the chronic violence, and that's something viewers would be happy to miss. Even in 2D animation style, these clashes can be excessive, with bodies crashing into brick walls, falling long distances, and enduring explosions. In addition, mutation is another weapon of warfare that villains use on unsuspecting humans. That said, this show's lifeline is an uber-talented voice cast that does a far better job adding personality to the characters than do their reimagined appearances.

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