I’ve always had a complicated relationship towards Ebert. He gave the original TMNT film 2 ½ stars, the second he gave one star, and though I can’t find it, I’m pretty sure I remember seeing him give TMNT III a better rating than either of the previous movies. I guess I just never figured out how to come to terms with that. I mean, he’s a genius, right? A master of words and analysis. A titan among journalists, standing tall among his peers in my own hometown.
But I think we all know that Turtles III was awful.