My mother-in-law wants to take my kids to see the new TMNT movie. Can I refuse to allow it on the grounds that it will corrupt their view of the TMNT (who are NOT ALIENS), or should I let them go with her to keep the peace?
Maybe you should give them a lesson on the real TMNT, and only once they pass a test, and you feel confident they know that Ninja Turtles do not have pug snouts, then they can have your blessing in going to see the movie.
Also, in the film they aren't presented as aliens anymore, they are a result of mutation in the film, but in a lab. So at least that's something.
Take heart, Geek Mom, the current Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon is actually pretty good, and holds up to the wistful nostalgia of our childhoods, while reaching out to a new, modern audience.
And for goodness sakes, if your mother-in-law does take the kiddos to see the movie - she had better take them for pizza afterwards! Cowabunga, dudes!
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