Casey Jones Short Film. Polaris Banks‘ Casey Jones (2011) short film stars Hilarion Banks, Brian Villalobos, Cruz Thomas, Michael Schnick, and Chris Frasier. Casey Jones‘ plot synopsis: “Arnold Bernid “Casey” Jones is a character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Like the turtles, Casey Jones is a vigilante, and was created as a parody of vigilante characters that were in comics. Casey wears a hockey mask and cut-off biking gloves and carries his weapons in a golf bag over his shoulder. His weapons include baseball bats, golf clubs, cricket bats, and hockey sticks. He is a master of stealth, as he has never been caught by the NYPD despite his bizarre appearance.
As a boy growing up in New York, Casey Jones’ neighborhood was overrun by criminals. Casey, tired of the “hoods running his ‘hood'”, started an intense weight training regimen and purchased a few books on martial arts to help combat the “bad guys.”
This short film is very cool, specifically seeing how anti-social and bellicose Casey…excuse Arnold (I had no idea that was his real name. I only have the first few Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics involving The Shredder) was before he started his crime fighting career. It really gives you a look at his personality, much more so than any feature film about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would ever represent.
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