Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Review

First, let me say, after all the fuss that was made over the re-design of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for their big-screen franchise reboot, it wasn’t such a big deal as you sit there captivated by the character’s personalities instead. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) and produced by Michael Bay (Director of the Transformers franchise) and my HERO!  The film aims to reintroduce us to Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael.  Unlike the animatronic costumes from the ’90s films, these turtles are entirely computer-generated, yet surprisingly convincing to what a real turtle would look like if it were mutated. In fact, their personalities, which are spot-on for the characters we’ve come to know and love, help you just accept the new them.

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In this origin story reflecting current day, TV news reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) is tired of doing “froth” pieces for her station so she goes out to investigate the Foot Clan and that’s when the drama begins. I have to say, I am a bit biased when it comes to reboots since I am a die-hard fan of originals, though Megan Fox is easy on the eyes, I felt her acting was not up to par.

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So, let’s get to what I want you to know; I really enjoyed Master Splinter’s fighting scene and I really liked that they kept the story true to its “brotherhood” theme. The movie has its jokes (but that’s expected with Mikey!) which are actually funny, it has its drama (just enough), fighting and explosions (NOT ENOUGH). I’m thinking that maybe due to movie ratings the fighting and explosions were limited, who knows maybe it was the budget on the turtle appearance.

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