Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Nostalgia Critic

  • Published on Aug 15, 2018
  • Audiences seem split on their latest adventures, some love it, others are left scratching their heads. What does the Nostalgia Critic think of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Well...it's complicated.
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    Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American 2D-animated television series based on the fictional superhero team. It is set to debut in September 17, 2018 after a sneak preview aired on July 20. This re-imagined series will have the Turtles go on new adventures as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City.

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  • Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome  7 months ago +425

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    • reagent -52
      reagent -52 5 months ago

      I think raph is a snapping turtle I think which is why he's so much larger.

    • DogoHalibar
      DogoHalibar 5 months ago

      I'd love to hear you cover the first few episodes of the 2012 series.

    • ryan lemons
      ryan lemons 6 months ago

      Peewee hurman lost bike adventure

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      xXTriforceHeroXx 6 months ago

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  • Swift Nimblefoot
    Swift Nimblefoot 17 hours ago

    Oh you wanna know who the two dog riding russian thug alien mutants are? The two who easily defeated the turtles and are established to work for the main villain? Oh they never appear again.
    Even when the main villain (some weird guy who looks like he has a hot rod built into his head and chest called Baron Draxum and has talking gargoyle shoulderpads because... reasons...) needs to put together a villain team later on, he never uses these two again.

  • Swift Nimblefoot
    Swift Nimblefoot 17 hours ago

    The intro is the only good thing about this show... The rest is terrible. They are all idiotic goofballs, even Raph. Oh btw he is so much bigger because apparently he is a snapper turtle? So they are not even real brothers, as they are all different turtle species.

  • Christopher Lutz
    Christopher Lutz 22 hours ago

    All right, I'm a HUGE TMNT fanboy. I've read the comics, watched the shows, even had a collection of a lot of action figures & vehicles. I have a great respect for the lore of it. The 87 show is goofy but fun. However, my FAVORITE series is the 2003 series. My childhood was in the 2000s. I grew up watching this series. I started watching the 87 series first, then I started watching the 2003 series. It takes itself A LOT MORE SERIOUSLY & in my opinion, it's one of the best interpretations of the turtles EVER. The animation is good, the storylines are practically directly from the original comics. It's a bit darker & edgier, had higher stakes, more emotion & connections, better relationships & BY GOD, the BEST SHREDDER EVER. He's not a pussy like in the 87 series.

    And a shout out to Doug Walker/Nostalgia Critic: I love your videos & the channel. I've become a fan since late last year. You have become one of my favorite TheXvid personalities. I love & appreciate the hard work & production you put into your videos. I also love the good that you do with the charities that you work with. It would be awesome to one day meet you & everyone else. You guys just seem like a bunch of fun people. I love the characters that you guys play. I think Malcolm might be my favorite, but everyone does a good job as well.

  • Mark Curtis
    Mark Curtis Day ago

    "April might say a sassy sterotype" 😂🤣
    Sassy = black woman

  • Mark Curtis
    Mark Curtis Day ago

    Please SJW's trash do your thing to shut down this. "Splinter" looks like a racial sterotype. C'mon, look at those no-eyed havin' slits lol.

  • Mark Curtis
    Mark Curtis Day ago

    So the incredible Hulk/Raph is the fucking leader now?!?! NOPE! This is the absolute worst animated version. It's the equivalent of the Bay Turtles.

  • Mark Curtis
    Mark Curtis Day ago

    With the voice test on this new abomination show..I did get Mikey right. It was easy since they're the one voiced by a black guy. It's official - Michelangelo is now a brotha.
    *Correction..so Raph is also black. This might be the closest thing to Teenage Mutant Nigga Turtles we'll get in animated form.

  • Jim Harris
    Jim Harris Day ago

    I love the art. I love the look. I love the visuals.
    The rest.... meh.

  • Smiler Vlogs and Stuff

    For me the 2003 Ninja Turtles was the best, version of these guys

  • Centipede
    Centipede 2 days ago

    The animation just looks lazy.

  • Brady Anderson
    Brady Anderson 2 days ago

    Hey, doug. This is the worst nicktoon ever!

  • jeniel cross
    jeniel cross 3 days ago


  • Disney Bran, Disney Man

    wtf why does splinter look like that

  • Dominic Hoover
    Dominic Hoover 4 days ago

    I mean, the turtle's designs are pretty good, all I have to say is: WHY THE FUCK IS SPLINTER OBESE?!! WHYY?!!?!!

  • Camyboy 10833 Ide
    Camyboy 10833 Ide 6 days ago

    Thank for hating this series I hate this series too

  • DionGames
    DionGames 6 days ago

    Oh come on I...no I don't have the channel bell

  • FinalMagus 25
    FinalMagus 25 7 days ago +5

    Lets compare some TMNT tv series with video games:
    1987 = Kingdom Hearts
    2003 = Persona 3
    2012 = Final Fantasy 6
    Present = Final Fantasy 13

  • conman1374
    conman1374 8 days ago

    It looks like they pulled a Boom Knuckles situation on Raph in this series

  • Vikavolt King
    Vikavolt King 13 days ago

    It grows on ya after a while

  • Jgaldragon
    Jgaldragon 13 days ago +1

    This is more like 'FALL of the Ninja Turtles' to me.

  • Page of Pentacles
    Page of Pentacles 16 days ago

    the really weird thing is when he did the voices with no context, I guessed them all correctly. I've never seen the show and I understand where he's coming from and my favorite turtles were from the Manhattan project. so.... what does that say about me?

  • DarthVlog
    DarthVlog 16 days ago

    i think the reason the turtles are all party dudes is because the creators are going to have them build their personalizes over time as in they change slowly so at the moment there just party dudes! (well its what i think not really what they said in fact they never said anything)

  • Different Girl
    Different Girl 17 days ago

    I like the animated movie. Lol.

  • Secret Starlight
    Secret Starlight 17 days ago

    My favourite tmnt universe is rottmnt.

  • Alexis Islas-Gonzalez
    Alexis Islas-Gonzalez 18 days ago

    6:56 or Randy the 9th grade ninja

  • hinatasexyhyuga55
    hinatasexyhyuga55 19 days ago

    Okay....I can take Ralph being bigger....April being black while...cliché black...Leo not being the leader...All of them acting like Mikey even thoe thats a bit annoying...but now they done f*cked up Master Splinter to the extreme. Now they just Disrespecting now.

  • incinerator1016
    incinerator1016 22 days ago

    Tmnt go basically

  • Alejandro Molina
    Alejandro Molina 22 days ago

    This rendition of Turtles is alright, not my cup of tea, but this is meant for a different generation not my own. Younger audience will enjoy this without a doubt.

  • Anything. Lucy
    Anything. Lucy 23 days ago

    9:10 Mr. Leo I don’t feel so good

  • Blahblahblah
    Blahblahblah 24 days ago

    critic, im the nostalgia hello, I don't have to you remember it

  • Jakob Jansen
    Jakob Jansen 24 days ago

    I loved the 2012 splinter. He was wise, funny with his dry humor and pretty badass when he was fighting. This one is just boring.

  • jz35
    jz35 24 days ago

    the fact april,s now black tell,s you everything you need to know about the show and the people who made it because theres no story reason for the change

    • Cracktoon Network
      Cracktoon Network 18 days ago

      Wdym, the 80 cartoon changed the turtles and April and i don't see you bitch about it

  • jz35
    jz35 24 days ago

    worst turtles show EVER !! and i wish i could make EVER far far bigger than that

  • Adrain Mendoza
    Adrain Mendoza 25 days ago

    This show is dog shit

  • the1manChannel _
    the1manChannel _ 26 days ago

    Uh oh...666k views. Anti chrIST NOOOOOOOOOO-

  • Hannah Cat
    Hannah Cat 27 days ago

    5:46 never heard there voice in that version and I still knew who it was.

  • The Curious Mind
    The Curious Mind 28 days ago

    Feminazis have infiltrated and ruined more of the 80s culture....

  • Danial Haiqal
    Danial Haiqal 29 days ago +1

    Raphael more like knuckle from sonic boom

  • caveman Versace
    caveman Versace 29 days ago

    Instead of creating a new character they just made April O'Neil black. Yeah, when TV shows get more creative other than just replacing white characters with different ethnicities then I will bother to watch. This just looks terrible.

  • Jack Tran
    Jack Tran Month ago

    Ninja turtles that are different proportions
    I always had a problem with them being the same size

  • Sam Feinberg
    Sam Feinberg Month ago

    I love the design of this world and I think small pivots can make this the best series yet. I don’t mind that that mutants are everywhere. I don’t mind that the world is wacky. But let’s get some drama going, too. This show is best positioned to be a cult-hit in the vein of Samurai Jack (surprise, some of Genddy’s collaborators are hard at work on Rise) but to get there I think it needs to take the drama/comedy ratio from 5/95 to 20/80

  • Giro and Karin
    Giro and Karin Month ago

    These redesignes kinda remind me of Sonic Boom. Especially Raph and Knuckles.

  • Jarod Farrant
    Jarod Farrant Month ago

    2012 version is my favourite because I grew up on it but I’ll accept, pole will always make adaptations of popular stories and characters and lets face it this show won’t be the last adaptation of the Teenage Agent Ninja Turtles.

  • Joshua Schmidt
    Joshua Schmidt Month ago +1

    A Creature That is Half Picachu Half Gizmo.

  • Jonathan Dimond
    Jonathan Dimond Month ago

    Somebody please tell me that as the season goes on the 'lol random' humor actually gives way to some decent plot later on down the line, because that type of humor only goes so far before it becomes grating.

  • Doctor Cthulhu
    Doctor Cthulhu Month ago

    Aren’t the mutants from the later episodes, just the results of the bad guys mosquito plan. That’s why the Wrecking yard sign looks like a later addition to say Man-Tis.

  • Bob214
    Bob214 Month ago

    So, first you guys create the best version of Splinter and then kill him off TWICE, and then you turn him into a fat, rude, lazy asshole for this series?!
    WTF is wrong with you people!?

  • Pipe Dream
    Pipe Dream Month ago

    now that there's quite a few more episodes out...I can safely say that it builds upon itself. The first episode gave us some basics that it went on to defy or compound in various ways in future episodes, which are short enough that i think it was a wise choice to spread the load of character layers and story depth amongst the levity of the comedy of several episodes than cram it in in the first episode or even the first handful of episodes. Some episodes focus on the enemies, giving us those easily recognisable opponents across the series while these guys seem to be throwaways, some on a specific member of the main character and in doing so give us more details on their life and personality, or on an aspect of the overarching story like the truth about the mutants and Yokai and Baron Draxum, or some combination thereof with a few episodes just doing something inventive with what's already been introduced to stabilise the pace as well as be genuinely fun ideas.
    of course its not for everyone but I just wanted to say my piece that it not only gets better with time but works best the way it is - it isn't a purely slapstick/reference comedy like TTG, it just doesn't take its story seriously enough that its entirely distinct from the comedy like in the 2012 TMNT show that came before it. So, instead, the wackiness is a part of the way the world works and thus is also a part of overall story being told. If anything, this means things like the progress of the character writing is even more important than in a show with more focus on the action being taken seriously, bc the characters can't switch to serious mode like in those sorts of shows. Any one of them might say or do something that will unintentionally cause problems, sometimes bc of Gen Z jokes like nobody realising Aprils classmates have been hypnotised bc they're always on their phones anyway, and sometimes bc of specific character jokes like Donnie unintentionally handicapping his brothers in trying to improve their weaknesses with tech

  • the KĪCK AЯSE AussĪe 3.0

    Shittest show ever

  • Chance Barker
    Chance Barker Month ago +1

    I like the theme song

  • Filip Teow
    Filip Teow Month ago +1

    Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! Tmnt have turned into trash (just like Teen Titans)

  • Kevin S.
    Kevin S. Month ago

    Looked it up, given what I saw on the numbers. It was doing well rising up but its numbers have been dropping fast.

  • Cyber Knight
    Cyber Knight Month ago +1

    My two favirote's are 2003 and 2012

  • Gabriel P
    Gabriel P Month ago

    Personally, I don´t agree. Ive already watched all of season 1, and I think the 2012 series also has the best action scenes.

  • Adam Coker
    Adam Coker Month ago

    The designs are fucking awful.

  • Сергий Тихомиров

    Problem with this version is that, for example, Gravity Falls, Star vs. Evil, Adventure Times are silly in a CLEVER way. To the point, that you suddenly realise that they are not silly at all and they only seemed to be that way. This one - well, for now, it looks like it just acknowledges that it's silly and flashy. I liked only three incarnations of TNMT: Original, 2003 version, and CGI version. Have serious doubts about this one. But, who knows?

  • Michael Mello
    Michael Mello Month ago +2

    The 2012 series made an excellent job of making the turtles and April totally different characters. Even down to their physical designs with Donnie being taller and scrawnier than the others with a tooth-gap, Mikey having freckles and Rafael with that little crack in his shell.

  • Fernando Yanmar
    Fernando Yanmar Month ago

    Raph is the leader now only because of power rangers. I mean, who would take a blue ranger seriously as the leader of the group?

  • Frozen Lizard
    Frozen Lizard Month ago

    NC your can’t kill batman you know why?
    Because he’s the goddam Batman!

  • Simon Marshall
    Simon Marshall Month ago

    That animation looks AMAZING, but the fact that the writing is more TTGo than Adv.Time is a little disheartening.

  • E.O.W.
    E.O.W. Month ago

    why does every single goddamn show in existance has a comedy focused reboot?

  • vance astrovik
    vance astrovik Month ago

    I refuse to watch a TMNT show with a blackwashed April O Neil. fuck that

  • Aztecelotl
    Aztecelotl Month ago

    Remember kids, washing characters is bad

  • Eon Karitori-ki
    Eon Karitori-ki Month ago

    I like this version actually. I mean yeah the first episode threw me off but I got over it. Plus Draxum show up again.

  • Ronnie Sanders
    Ronnie Sanders Month ago

    This Cartoon is garbage. It panders to Political Correctness. Making April O Neil black to bend to Identity Politics. This is SJW TMNT. Nuff said. Fucking The Left.

  • Icalasari
    Icalasari Month ago

    "Leonardo or Donatello"
    "Raphael because I doubt the critic is about to fake us out"
    Well, still did a good job guessing

  • Bonnalina Fuzbunny
    Bonnalina Fuzbunny Month ago +1

    Leo: One-Liner dude, narcissist, strangely right about a lot of things (his pride can make him blind though) want's to impress Raph so that he can be next in line for the lead role, and dabs. "Sooo, you guys from Jersy?" ~Mystic Mayhem
    Donnie: Monotone, nerd, also has pride but for his machines, doesn't smile a lot, has an emotional attachment to Mikey. "No one needs to be that close to their family!!" ~Stuck on you
    Raph: tough guy, yells a lot, loves animals, has an emotional attachment to Leo. "In big-time moments, leaders, make big-time shots!" ~Down with the Sickness
    Mikey: innocent, doesn't like Leo's one-liners, gets scared easily, skilled in fighting, has an emotional attachment to Donnie. "AAAAHH!" ~High pitched scream from The Gumbus

  • Anthony Bahizi
    Anthony Bahizi Month ago

    Total Drama Daycare takes a more Teen Titans Go turn than this ever will

  • TaoScribble
    TaoScribble Month ago

    With this and Teen Titans, it irritates me that they didn't just make a new IP for it. You could keep the shows exactly as they are except change the characters' names and physical appearances and lose nothing. They're entertaining, but it's obvious they're abusing known names for the sake of boosting interest/success. It's the second-worst kind of fanfiction.

  • Turtle Tank
    Turtle Tank Month ago

    raph is a snapping turtle Donnie is a soft shell turtle mikey is a box turtle and leo is a red ear slider

  • raportagen aka nordmanns anwalt

    The "old" from 2012 is way much better




    This show is a bit stupid but the action scenes look fucking badass,much better than Teen Titans Go

  • RoyalZarak
    RoyalZarak Month ago

    Is this the Wakanda version of Ninja Turtles? Diversity is strength right?

  • Logical Overdrive
    Logical Overdrive Month ago

    4:12 they pulled a knuckles on him, making the guy associated with strength buff as a roided out terminator.

  • Zachary Foster
    Zachary Foster Month ago

    Worst Ninja Turtles series ever

  • Alexander Family
    Alexander Family Month ago

    The biggest problem I have with this is Leonardo. Donatello with a fun side? I can deal with that. African-American April with a fun side? No problems here. Raphael as the leader and more of a cool big brother...with a fun side? Um, OK, it's original at least. But when you take away everything Leo is as a character (his responsibility, his leadership, his want to save everyone) and then replace it with discount Michelangelo+the sarcasm that Donnie already has, you just ruin him. The worst part it, I was so happy with his development/expansion as a character in the last show, (I know, I know, I'm being _that_ person, but this comparison needs to be done.) You finally got a great character and then you threw him away for nothing. And the turtles' different personalities were so great in every adaptation, I just.....sigh. I love the animation though.

  • Jacob B
    Jacob B Month ago

    We finally learn the origins in the latest episode

  • JackassJunior627
    JackassJunior627 Month ago

    This is the worst TMNT incarnation I have ever seen. I grew up with the 2003 Ninja Turtles but this, this is worst than the 87 and 2012 turtles combined! Sorry to those who liked those series but me personally I didn't. Jesus I mean even the Michael Bay Turtles were better than this sack of shit, and the 2007 movie AND TMNT 3 Turtles in Time.
    2003 Turtles all the way for me.

  • Jamiro Blues
    Jamiro Blues 2 months ago

    April is a Party Dudette

  • Programming Carrot
    Programming Carrot 2 months ago +1

    Was it intentional that when he said "time for commercials" i got an add?

  • HufflePuffler
    HufflePuffler 2 months ago +1

    Sooooooooooooo, a classic DND battle

  • Acer McCduck
    Acer McCduck 2 months ago

    You use to be good I mean really good now your boring
    re-retire Dipshit !

  • smilen lashez
    smilen lashez 2 months ago

    If you're watching this video you're too damn old to be watching this show and they're not concerned with your opinions on it. Just like teen titans

    SUPER MARIO DC 2 months ago

    I nominate this for WORST show of 2018

  • Melissa Bowling
    Melissa Bowling 2 months ago

    9:46 I actually got an ad

  • Sleipnir Odin
    Sleipnir Odin 2 months ago

    Animation "a la" *kill la kill* , please... It's good, from what i saw... But not *That* good, far from it.

  • Kapilthev kingston
    Kapilthev kingston 2 months ago

    What's up with everyone turning everything into gravity falls and Adventure time like shows. Those shows are that type of show the TMNT is not like that. 2003 and the 2012 shows gave out learning points about Brotherhood, friendship father son relationship and Goofy PIZZA HUMOR. When you watch the show you feel like you live with four brothers and go out on MEANINGFUL ADVENTURES even some of it our silly. This show is itched like "we are going to take everything that everyone knows about the turtles and make them stupid as TEEN TITANS even the dad stupid BUB"
    "Great idea our youth our like these dumb teenagers this is so relatable, we are not gonna pair them up with responsible adult or friend who will teach them or guide them to become better.
    The turtles is a kid teen show the turtles are teenagers but they are not your stereo type teenagers who do stupid stuff all the time. The turtles we're like normal teens who have anger issue problems, trying to fit in problems etc each issue fits with one character who struggle to deal with it and they learn to deal wit those problems and grow with help of their father who constantly guide them. As a watcher you drink up some of it when MASTER SPLINTER spill things out - You must hone your intuitions and focus MICHELANGELO, Do not over think things Donatello you must learn to react with the moment or you'll lose yourself in battle or in rushed situations.
    Do you believe you can get those learning points in this NEW SHOW NO FUCKING WAY so good luck kids and teenagers Hope you don't turn out dumb like these cartoon turtles.

  • baldi's basics
    baldi's basics 2 months ago

    He's the Angry Video Game Nerd

  • kumagawa i have to change my name because sam flatman thinks my name is stupid misogi

    I fucking hate how everyone is comparing this to teen titans go when the first tmnt cartoon did the same things teen titans go did, the series became popular because it said fuck it to its previous versions

  • Dead Af
    Dead Af 2 months ago +1

    I havent watch the vid but the comments are judgemental af. I actually quite enjoy it?? Its such a breath of fresh air now that raph is the leader and leo can act like a dumbass. The animation like really awesome,yall just dont like the new designs but i assure u its really unique.
    We're all just sooo used to seeing the same thing all over again,with leo being the leader,raph the rebel,donnie the nerd bla bla that we arent willing to accept the change.
    "they act goofy" well duh,theyre teens?? If yall really hate it just go watch the previous cartoons,it didnt go anywhere jfc.

  • Dylan Lewis
    Dylan Lewis 2 months ago

    I don’t like this show. Something’s just off about it.

  • Bobby Arteaga
    Bobby Arteaga 2 months ago

    Critic: *says something about Nickelodeon taking a Teen Titans Go approach with this*
    Me: (insert the NO from the beginning of the review of The Avengers)

  • Dar'vani Plays
    Dar'vani Plays 2 months ago +3

    I prefer the 2012 to 2017 show over any of the other ones, and I also love the movies from 2014 and 2016 (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and TMNT Out Of the Shadows)

  • Sarvesh Sundaram
    Sarvesh Sundaram 2 months ago

    14:15 yaaaaaSsssss!!!

  • little c
    little c 2 months ago

    raph is the big softie whos scared of everything
    leo is the confident jokey clever guy who has self esteem issues
    mikey is the goofball artist who loves pizza a little to much
    donnie is the confident scientist who has parental problems
    and april is the badass friend
    also in the original comics april was black
    they are probably leading up too leo becoming more mature why can't people just like what they have done i think it really shows off what teens are like now compared to back then

  • Gregory Grice
    Gregory Grice 2 months ago

    Nah. Enjoyably frustrating is what you would describe a better videogame, but you still prove a point, Nostalgia Critic. To be honest, Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles definitely isn't the right show for someone who wants to experience all good effort in one. That's why I think I'm better off watching anime instead. You can't just make one thing good and get away with it. No one's gonna let that slide.

  • Glazier Blue
    Glazier Blue 2 months ago

    I hate this new version. Nope. Nope nope.