Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Corrected entry: When Donatello and Raphael are approached by the Japanese soldiers Don tries to talk in Japanese, saying "Ohayo wasabi". Raph translates it as "hello mustard". Ohayo means "good morning", but it is night, and Don should have said "konbanwa", for "good evening". Even, though Don admits his Japanese is rusty, Raph's is as well, because "ohayo" does not mean "hello", and wasabi is not "mustard". (00:30:04)

Correction: Raphael thinks "ohayo" sounds like "hello," and he knows wasabi is a spice, much like mustard. He's doing a sarcastic translation.

Corrected entry: When the turtles are holding the scepter and it starts lighting up, you'll notice that Michaelangelo isn't even touching the cepter; he's just holding his hand up, so he shouldn't have been sent through time.

Correction: Michelangelo was close enough to the scepter and that's why he traveled through time.

Corrected entry: When the turtles travel through time they switch clothes with the other people they are switching with. But, if they are totally switching clothes. Why do they still have head bands on?

Correction: The same reason Kenshen kept his sword, April kept her Walkman, and three of the Honor Guard kept their 'underwear'. It's not explained in the film how or why, but it's shown to have been done repeatedly and deliberately. Not having an explanation does not make it a mistake.

Phixius Premium member

Not having an explanation, it does not make sense. Like with the absurdity of English being widely known is explained with reasons that don't hold up to scrutiny, the movie goes out of its way to 'explain' magic with 'rules' that then are violated whenever it's convenient. It would be deliberate if the contradictions made some sort of sense, not when it sneaks in constant arbitrary contradictions.

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Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when the villain falls into the water, you will see that the splash appears before he hits the water.

Correction: The splash appears before he disappears under the water's surface, yes. But that's how splashes work: as soon as you touch the water at speed a splash forms, even though you're not fully submerged yet.

Phixius Premium member

Correction: I wonder if we watched a different version of the scene, because the mistake - which exists, and it's probably the most well known and ridiculed of the movie, I remember it still from The Angry Videogame Nerd's review from way back - is that there is in fact no splash. It's like the ocean eats him.

Sammo Premium member

Corrected entry: When the time traveling first beings, it is explained that the dynamo and the high ranking people in the palace speak English because of the trade and western influence of their partnerships with the westerners in the movie. But later in the movie, all the common towns folk speak english with the turtles and rarely use japanese.

Correction: Those aren't 'common townsfolk', those are members of a rebellion. It stands to reason they'd 1)learn a language used by their enemies to better understand what they're plotting, and 2)refrain from using a language their guests can't understand.

Phixius Premium member

I doubt that the little Japanese kid in the burning house who shouts "Help! Grandfather, heeeeelp!" in English is doing it because he saw that there are non-Japanese guests and wanted to be inclusive for the minorities.

Sammo Premium member

Continuity mistake: When the turtles go sliding down the ramp down into the sewer, watch the inside of the ramp before Raph comes out and you can tell where they stooped recording and restarted it. The shadows seem to change places. This also happens right before Leo comes out too. (00:34:00)

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Question: Why does Mickey want to stay behind with Yoshi, at the end, when Raph has had the connection with him throughout the film?

Answer: Michelangelo wants to stay behind for the same reasons as Raphael: because in that time and place, they are well respected, even revered as heroes. They can live openly and not be banished to sewers or subway stations.


Mikey didn't want to stay behind because of Yoshi but because of Mitsu. Raphael even points out that she's the reason he doesn't want to return. When Mikey says they should stay, Raph responds, "Now, forget about Mitsu and give me the scepter."

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