The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are bigger and better than ever in this blockbuster hit loaded with nonstop action and laughs! W
hen New York City is in trouble, it’s up to these four ninja-fighting, pizza-loving brothers to save it. Aided by determined reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and their wise master Splinter, these unlikely heroes must face their ultimate nemesis – the evil Shredder.
What We Thought:
There are so many things to dislike about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I don’t even know where to begin.
I guess I should start by saying that I’ve been a fan of the franchise since the original black-and-white comics in the ’80s, and this clearly is NOT a movie made for fans. It’s made for eight-year-old boys who aren’t particularly familiar with the franchise, but even on that level, it’s pretty bad.
Poor writing, terrible characterizations, and those hideous Turtle designs (seriously, who thought they were a good idea?)… it’s all just a mess.
And when your bad guy’s big, nefarious plot is to poison the entire city of New York — the very city WHERE YOUR ENTIRE ORGANIZATION AND ALL OF YOUR EMPLOYEES LIVE — you have to wonder if anybody’s even paying attention.
If you’re a TMNT fan like I am, a little part of you will die when you watch this movie. I highly recommend watching the current (and quite terrific) Nickelodeon cartoon instead, which gets everything right.