Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Plot hole: When April O'Neil calls Vernon Fenwick (drives the channel 6 van), he answers his phone and immediately says "O'Neil". When the scene cuts back to O'Neil, we see she called from a payphone. Fenwick would have no way to know it was her calling.

ScRiZ

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: That isn't a plot hole. Vernon assumed April was the person calling him and was correct. People do this all the time in real life.

BaconIsMyBFF

Plot hole: On the night after April meets the turtles for the first time, she has her boss come to her apartment and tries desperately to try and convince her that the turtles are real, unfortunately her boss wasn't convinced and she ends up getting fired. However, April had already taken two pictures of the turtles on her phone the night previously (before meeting the turtles and after they had left the roof and began jumping over other roof tops). She could have easily just shown the pictures to her boss and she would have been convinced the turtles were real. Even if Donatello deleted the picture she had taken before meeting the turtles, April had still taken a picture of the turtles after they left the roof and jumped from other roof tops, so she still could have easily been able to prove they exist.

Casual Person

Factual error: In 1999 when April is filming inside the research facility, you can see her video camera displaying Bluetooth, which wasn't available in cameras until 2002.

More mistakes in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Trivia: Alan Ritchson, who portrays Rafael in this film and the sequel "Out of the Shadows," has stated that the actors portraying the four turtles were mistreated on-set and by the studio. As they were technically portraying animated characters through motion capture, their contracts were reportedly "full of loopholes" that didn't afford them equal treatment with the rest of the live-action cast, despite them being on-set full-time doing grueling work in motion-capture suits. One particular instant included the four turtle actors being kicked off set at the end of a 14-hour day without transportation home, while the rest of the cast and crew were given rides. They also weren't paid overtime like the rest of the crew, were barred from giving interviews despite portraying the titular characters, weren't invited to the premier, and were subsequently denied back-end profit shares from the sequel that they had been promised.

TedStixon

Trivia: During the movie, The Shredder says "Tonight I dine on Turtle Soup", a reference to the TMNT Arcade game and the original 1980s cartoon series.

THGhost

Trivia: When Splinter reveals that he knows April and she speaks his name, the camera pans over Mikey as he asks if she is a Jedi and he can be seen holding a can of Orange Crush. As promotion for the movie, Mikey was featured on the boxes of Orange Crush soda once the movie came out. Similarly with Donnie on Grape Crush and Raph on Strawberry Crush.

Quantom X Premium member

More trivia for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Michelangelo: What's up, brah? Oh, you think you can handle this, Huh? I'm a snapping turtle fool!

Donatello: Allow me to be the badass for once.

April: You're ninja...mutant...turtle...teenagers?
Donatello: When you put it like that it sounds ridiculous.

More quotes from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Question: How does Splinter know who shredder is? It's established that his first memories are from the lab so that's how he knows Eric Sacks is a bad guy and April saved them, but how does Splinter know Sacks is working for the foot and is connected to shredder? He even knows shredder trained Sacks as a boy, but this was in Japan, 20 to 30 years before Splinter was around.

Answer: Sacks told April that he was raised in Japan by a local sensei, and that he shared the lessons he learnt with her father. Splinter would have overheard Sacks mention his master at the lab, as well as when O'Neil discovered what he was up to with Project Renaissance and his connection to Shredder and the Foot Clan.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: Why would April abandon Splinter and the turtles to the sewers? If they were her pets why abandon them? Why not take them home?

Rob245

Answer: She was trying to send them away to save them from the experiments. The first place to search if some experimental animals get lost are the houses of the people that are involved.

Anastasios Anastasatos

Question: Where did Splinter get the turtles their weapons since they live in a sewer?

Rob245

Answer: While never really adressed, the most popular fan theories suggest that either: 1. Splinter manufactured the weapons with materials he found in the sewers or 2. Splinter scavenged for the weapons at a local dump or 3. They were ordered online (only applies to the 2014 version). Fans admit these explanations are kind of a stretch but certain scenes across movies and/or series lend credibility to one explanation or the other. 1. They seem to know how to improve or even craft their weapons meaning that someone taught them (Splinter). 2. They seem to be troubled when a weapon goes missing or breaks meaning they have limited access to spares. 3. Money doesn't seem to be an issue considering all the pizza that is consumed (in some cases the Turtles have been seen holding down jobs like tech support or birthday party mascot). The original purchase could've been made with money scavanged in the sewers and delivered to a P.O. box Source: https://tinyurl.com/y6kbxhlq.

More questions & answers from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Trailer not working?

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.