I was watching game play of a game I used to play as a kid. It was called Tai Fu Wrath of the tiger, it was a beat em up. I remember the tiger (main character) often said “Kick ass!”. I never got to beat it, it was too hard for me.
I’ve always wanted to animate kung fu - so I might use the character as a model for a SB Workshop demo. I did some pose studies while watching some video of a guy doing tiger stance kung fu.
Okay, so one of my favourite scenes from the 2012 TMNT is the one from ‘
The Wrath of Tiger Claw’
where Karai finds out that Splinter is her biological father then they discover that she’s led Tiger Claw back to their lair.
You just get her look of shocked realization, it’s a huge gut punch but what I really love is Splinter’s reaction.
Then this happens:
What I love about this part is it shows how much Splinter cared about her discovering the truth for herself. It was dangerous but it also demonstrates how much he trusts his sons and knows what they’re capable of.
This is a fantastic contrast to Shredder who hid the truth from her which prevented her from being able to make an informed decision. Splinter could have easily just told her that Shredder’s evil and she should stay away (and I don’t think anyone would have blamed him for saying that) but he respected her enough to let her decide.
This scene demonstrates what a wonderful parent Splinter is. Sure, he makes mistakes but at the end of the day he not only cares for his children, he respects them enough to let them make their own choices.