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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Movie Review

By on October 30, 2014

So finally the Teenage Mutant Ninja avrupa yakası eskort Turtles hit the big screen in South Africa, I guess the studio didn’t think this deserved a worldwide release. I wonder why.

A few elements of the origin story where obviously tweaked to accommodated the mainstream audiences, it’s not a train smash just pointing it out because fans tend to be clingy.

I grew up watching the cartoons, I kinda liked the animated movie but the now the Turtles feel generic for some reason. Give them a C level bad guy and that makes for an epic adventure for them. I guess the world was bigger as a kid.

This movie comes in the heels of some of the best comic book blockbusters this year (Captain America The Winter Soldier, X-Men Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy). Identity is everything in this game and this movie lacks that big time. Granted there are formulas to getting certain things done, but to paint by numbers is the laziest way to go about it. Yet as much as the story was lazy and predictable, I wasn’t bored. Yes guys, this movie is bad but not boring. The Turtles look cool, the fight scenes good in a cartoony kinda way. Let not discuss Megan Fox. Splinter looks horrible and then there’s the Shredder.

I haven’t touched on the plot because…

April’s dad was a scientist who was experimenting on 4 Turtles and one rat. A fire broke out in the lab, young April saved the Turtles and the rat and years later the Turtles become vigilantes who fight against an organization called The Foot Clan that’s terrorizing New York. This is where the Shredder comes in, I kid you not this guy is as C level a villain as they get but entertaining never the less.

The Turtles themselves…well… Leonardo, Donatello, and Raphael are one note characters and Michelangelo gets the most dialogue. I guess this means he’s the favourite MacDonald’s toy.

After this trilogy wraps up I’m sure a good version of the Turtles will emerge, but for now this is what we have to work with. Thank you Michael Bay.

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Final Thoughts

Is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles good? Meh • Is it better than TMNT the animated movie? That's for you to decide • Do we rate things on this site? Yes and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gets

2.7
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