Saturday, August 9, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles great for old fans and families...but that's about it

The Hit
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Runtime: 101 minutes

Those who have seen the classic Ninja Turtles and have been fans since childhood will probably have a love/hate relationship with this movie. To clear things up, the CGI of the new TMNT was better and more realistic than that of the 2007 movie but still just too freaky. This movie was geared towards lifetime fans who grew up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so cheesy lines were filled throughout the adaptation. If you have kids, I highly recommend taking them to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It will be a good family treat.

I'm not saying its not worth seeing for adults either. It was good to get my kid side out and brought a couple of smirks and laughs which usually only come from crude comedies, not clean ones. The action was great. The ninja turtles lived up to their names and kicked butt with each of their different styles of martial arts and weapons which made it fun to watch.

The story line was good and I felt that it didn't falter in any way. Megan Fox plays April O'Neil, a dedicated reporter searching for a big story but never lucky enough to get the scoop. Everything changes when she meets up with the turtles after an attack. Later she finds out she has a bigger role in the creation of the turtles that only Master Splinter  the mutated rat/sensei/ father to Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo  knew about.

 Each of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are true to their original personalities: a nerd, a serious and responsible leader, a practical joker/class clown and a steadfast and strong-minded loner. They face the iconic villain Shredder and his followers and, with April at their side, must battle it out for their city.

The Verdict

  • See it
  • Don't see it

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