Monday, August 11, 2014

Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

IMDB Storyline: Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.

My Thoughts: Let me first say that this movie is not a bad movie. It is just not a movie that you should spend money on. I have always been a Turtles fan. I had the posters, action figures, played the video games, and quoted the movies. I was at first sad to hear that Michael Bay got his hands on another one of my childhood memories but I was willing to have an open mind. Then I realized that I was being foolish for getting my hopes up and after seeing this movie, I know that I was right in thinking that nothing good was going to come of this remake. 

Spoiler Filled Rant: 

My Gripes: Here is a list of problems I had with the movie. Megan Fox did not sell it as April O'Neil. She just was not believable. Plus they had her riding a bike through New York City which I did not believe. The writers wanted us to believe that as a child April ran into her father's lab to save the turtles and Splinter but left her father to die in the fire. What little girl will not be freaking out about her father dying? C'mon! This brings me into my next gripe. If the turtles and Splinter were raised in a lab then we miss out on all the background story of Splinter and Shredder. Now Splinter learned Ninjitsu from a book, are you serious! Ugh! Why does Splinter looked like a hairless rat. His whole look is wrong and down right creepy. 

How can they make us believe that the turtles are teenagers. They are freakishly big. They are not believable. Also they apparently have super strength which allows them to throw shipping containers like they are soda cans. Plus they are able to tumble down a mountain and fly into Hummers and walk away from it. Oh and they can hold onto humans during this without the humans having a scratch on them. Really!!!

Spoiler Rant Done 

The movie is rated PG13 but there was a violent fight that had a UFC feel to it without the blood. I would not recommend bringing the kids as it pushes the envelope with the violence. Overall I say do not pay for this movie. Check it out when it is on Netflix.

If you checked out the movie, what were your thoughts?

Post by Vikki
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