The comic book style flashbacks
Guys. He said Kung Fu. HE SAID KUNG FU!!!!!!
You think like that because it makes perfect sense. Simple.
strange isn't it? realism in a show featuring mutant turtles and aliens. also its ninjutsu, not kung fu, no offense.
What caught my attention during the flashback scene was the mention of a baby.
I'm with you there Nick, because a rat would have to be pretty much human-level intelligence to being with to mimic kung fu moves in the first place.
I do love these comic bits. How each episode fades out into a comic-style shot at the end is also great, and looks really nice.
Somehow, even in a world with teenage mutant ninja turtles fighting robot aliens, I find a human becoming a rat much more believable than a rat learning kung fu and only later growing into a larger rat.
i was kinda put off how splinter is hamato yoshi, not like a rat turning into a bigger rat. its not faithful to the comics, but its not bad either. i mean, the 80's cartoon kicked ass regardless, so its no big deal. also, its a bit more realistic that hamato yoshi is splinter since we can understand he truly is a martial arts master, instead of a rat learning from from hamato yoshi.
I'm sorry, but I always hated the the rat turned into a bigger rat idea. Making him human gives him more motivations, a believable and iconic history with the Shredder, a reason for being a martial art master, and gives him and the turtles reasons for, you know, being human-like. A rat turned into a bigger rat should make Splinter a horror-movie monster, not a ninja master.
Plus, it was pretty obvious from the get-go this would be a "mutant-of-the-week" kind of show, Power Ranger style, so the mutagen turning humans into animal mutants works well.
"We have discovered in this place that is this the place in which we we're discovered by the man that found us in this place."
I can understand why they took this route as it fits in more with the 80's cartoon that this show is clearly paying homage to.
Ehh I am more for the human thing since it is more like the orginal show
I wanted Splinter to be a rat who became a bigger rat, not a human who became a rat.