Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

TMNT

Main Plot Points:

  • 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.

Special Features:

  • Digital Reality
  • In Your Face! The Turtles in 3D
  • It Ain’t Easy Being Green
  • Evolutionary Mash-Up
  • Turtle Rock
  • Extended Ending
  • “Shell Shocked” Music Video
  • Making of “Shell Shocked”

Notable Cast & Crew:

  • Megan Fox
  • Will Arnett
  • William Fichtner

Recommended if You Like:

  • Bastardizations of things you love
  • Jar Jar Binks
  • Ugly characters