Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Season 2 Episode 4

Mutagen Man Unleashed

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Aired Sunday 11:00 AM Nov 09, 2013 on Nickelodeon
8.7
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Mutagen Man (the mutant version of the Pulverizer) escapes Donatello's lab and has his eyes set on April.

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  • Bad Chemestry

    9.0
    This was another really good episode, there not a whole lot I can say about this one. It's a bit of a typical mutant of the week episode. However this one had some genuine character drama going on for it.



    The humor part was soild though the only thing I didn't like was the part where Mikey eats a disgusting pizza, that wasn't funny. But what was funny was the fact that all the turtles were getting into this "Go-LIon/Voltron" like anime show which is the worst version of it. I really like how it parodies on anime distrubued back when there was only VHS's and syndicated TV. From the terrible voice dubbing, dialog rewrites, down to even the editing; you can easily tell from the anime they watch that it jump cuts quickly which is an indicator that something more in that scene happened but we weren't aloud to see it because of censorship, back when animation didn't have enough diverse rating system or was deemed only for kids.



    The new opponent Mutagen Man is a soild opponent, what I like is that he sort of sympathetic as he is constantly trying to be friends with April and doesn't want to hurt anyone. This character in a way represents Donny's anxieties of not having April in his life anymore and his internal need for her to come back into it. But as a saying goes, "there is a time and place for everything", I understand Donny's pain but social matter like this can never resolve immediately.



    However the highlight was seeing Casey Jones for the first time whom doesn't disappoint. I like the design of him, he's not a pretty boy he kinda looks like someone you could pass by everyday. Even like his clothing which is sort of a grunge style, he is a bit of a rebel, likes to do his own thing, tough takes crap from no one, not as smart as April but has a strong heart. I really like the back and forth between them which at first is a bit bumpy mainly due to a misunderstanding or two; but then you see both of them warm up to one another which I thought was sweet.



    I even like the action sequence they both have, like seeing April fighting hopefully she'll get to do that more this season. However Casey really steels the show in that sequence as we see him beat the crap out of Mutagen Man with his trademark weapon The Hockey Stick, Pucks, and a Pipe. They way both work together in that fight has to be a sign.



    I really like that sequence on the Turtles using stealth tactics to beat Mutagen Man. Really love the use of shadow animation, which I though was beautiful. And of course Donny is able to freeze him and it a bit sad because Donny has lost his friend from the mutagen effects and has another burden to bear to find the cure not just for Kirby but Tim (Mutagen Man).



    Hang in there Donny your time will come.moreless

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