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Plot: When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home.
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Flat, generic, CGI-filled. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ bored me, unfortunately.
I have a slight memory of seeing bits of TMNT when I was younger but never intentionally watched it, though have always been interested in viewing a film with them in. So in that sense, this disappointed. It just has nothing about it, no character or charm whatsoever. No reason to care for any of the onscreen bunch. Very plain.
None of the cast stick out, particularly the voices. Megan Fox is probably the best this has to offer, though I didn’t mind William Fichtner either… Whoopi Goldberg shows up in an alright minor role too, I guess?
I found little to zero of the action scenes entertaining, not helped by some questionable editing and music. Another issue I did also notice is the humour, which falls flat at almost every opportunity – especially with the grating Michelangelo (Noel Fisher).
I’ll check out the sequel, because I always going to, but I ain’t expecting much! This 2014 film isn’t worth seeing.
I have to say that this was a rather “meh” experience. It certainly was not an improvement over the original. Why try to rewrite a story that was actually not bad when you cannot be bothered to spend some effort on it? The new story is sloppy and it is rather clear that whoever wrote it got only two directives: Make sure that Megan Fox gets a lot of focus and if you do not know what to write then cram in some special effects. There are a lot of special effects in this movie!
It is obvious that Megan Fox’s ego have had a lot of influence on the movie. To the extent that you might wonder if this movie is about the turtles or about Megan Fox. She might be the wet dream of some less discerning teenagers but her acting skills leaves somewhat to be desired. Okay, okay she was actually not too bad in this movie but then it was not to difficult to shine in this movie either.
There are a few moments when it looks like it is going to turn interesting. For instance when the shredder is first introduced and punishes some of his underlings but rather quickly he is reduced to just another “special effect” when they slap this robotic shredder suit onto him. Come on, he is supposed to be a skilled martial arts combatant, not some freak in a robotic suit.
Splinter was just sad. Some lab rat that picked up martial arts from a book he found in the sewers! What the f…? That ruined a lot of the movie.
The turtles themselves, being already pushed back somewhat into the background by Megan Fox desire to be in front of the cameras most of the time, are bland to say the least. They are immature, even for a movie like this, and the jokes are simply unintelligent and mostly not very funny.
I was about to write that, if you like special effects and do not care for much of the rest, then you will probably like this movie but when I think back even the special effects where often only mildly interesting. They were perhaps not really bad but not very impressive either. The truck ride down a snowy slope was just silly and some of the scenes where actually rather underwhelming for instance.
On the whole, to me, this was a mildly entertaining movie that could have been much better if someone with basic intelligence had been asked to write the script in the first place. There are actually five (!) people credited with writing this movie and maybe that is the problem. Too many cooks!
A Bad Movie, Not Just a Bad Turtles Movie
Folks, it’s no exaggeration when I say this one is bad. And I’m not just reviewing it as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. The Ninja Turtles are a lore. Every telling of the story deserves its own version, like Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, or Batman. Adam West, Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck all play different versions of Batman in different universes. Though I have a version of the Turtles I like best, I can set aside that prejudice for this review. It’s just a very awful film. It’s so bad, I don’t understand how the current rating stands at 6 stars.
The movie has no real sense of identity, like the filmmakers really had no idea what to do with it. Where are the Turtles going to go? What are they going to do when they get there? Is it going to be spring time or winter? Should it be in the city or in the mountains? Low to the ground in dark settings or high up on roof tops in broad daylight? Are the Turtles stealthy ninjas or mini-Hulks that just needlessly destroy stuff? And are they main characters or secondary plot pieces? Is April O’Neil tech savvy, or does she still conduct interviews with pen and paper? (Through the first half-hour, perhaps even by the end of the film, you’ll have a tough time convincing yourself the title shouldn’t have been “April O’Neil: The Movie.”)
It’s very evident that the writers did not know how to work with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Again, this has nothing to do with a faithfulness to any kind of version of TMNT. Just, really, they had no clue how to make those four elements work. They’re not so much teenagers as they are just dumb. The movie lets the Turtles aspect be self-implied. The Mutants part as well, though it does play loosely into the plot (heh, just kidding, there is no plot). The idea of ninjutsu, though, is a complete afterthought. Seriously, it’s just sandwiched in there somewhere and plays no relevance to the story whatsoever, nor has an identifying presence for any character, even Splinter or Shredder.
Yeah, Shredder. That’s a whole other useless incorporation. The guy is somewhere between a clunky Power Ranger villain (the ones in great big suits that don’t move very well) and Bane from “Batman and Robin.” He doesn’t even fill the main villain role. That “honor” would go to William Fichtner’s character, Eric sounds-like-sex Sacks. Shredder’s just a tool. His appearance, fighting-style, and overall awkwardness are all loud, awful reminders of how the filmmakers knew nothing about ninjutsu or how to use it. “You know what? Just make ’em fight with ninja weapons, put lots and lots of blades around, and be sure the word ‘Japan’ gets into someone’s origin story somewhere. Close enough.”
Yes, the Turtles are kind of funny, but it’s completely incidental. There were times when the movie tried to force something humorous, but in the theater I was in, no one laughed. And I was in a packed house. Their personalities are nothing but typecasting: Leo is the serious control-freak, Raphael the brooding B.A., Michelangelo is a goof-ball, and Donatello is the inventive… nerd! Yeah, nerds are inventive, right? Let’s make him a snorting, glasses-wearing dork! You know what, just make him Simon from Alvin and the Chipmunks. You never feel like you get to be a part of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They’re just kind of there. The viewer is more watching from April or Vern’s vantage point, never fully involved in the brotherhood.
There’s a whole lot more stupid that goes on for the sake of convenience: like Donatello’s bo able to flip over an SUV, or the fact that an iron construction beam can’t support the weight of Leo and Donnie, but Raph who comes to their rescue can (what, are they as heavy as semi-trucks?). Watch out for the abundance of product-placement. This is a Michael Bay produced film, remember. At one point, Splinter pretty much monologues a Pizza Hut ad.
In closing, I want to leave you with this, because until we get this, these horrible, ridiculous movies will continue to get made. In an interview with an MTV whoever, TMNT producer Michael Bay said that he doesn’t care if people think his movies are bad. Speaking specifically about the latest Transformers installation, “They love to hate, and I don’t care. Let them hate. They’re still going to see the movie!”
This movie is a poo-pile of a film. I’m intentionally avoiding the usual puns like “it was a shell-acking” or “I left the theater shell-shocked” because, again, my affinity for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has nothing to do with how bad this movie is. As long as we keep paying to see what we know is going to be a bad movie, they’ll keep getting made. And it doesn’t matter that they’re bad, because we’ll pay for it no matter how bad it is.
Or maybe these movies keep getting manufactured because there is actually a niche of people who like them. After all, it has a rating of 6 out of 10 stars…
They just killed my childhood!
I’ve been a fan of the ninja turtles since i was a kid in the late 80’s. I used to draw them everywhere and even re-create my own stories with them. I loved the cartoon series of the 90’s and the early movies.
…they just destroyed the turtles, they were cool, funny, with some humor but here they are a mess, unfunny, pathetic, a gimmick of some kids who wants to act “black” and look cool, hip, swag…
My favorite character Donatello looks like a damn geek/nerd with huge binoculars (glasses) and is basically Egon from Ghostbuster. I’m a fan of Ghostbuster but not a fan of a strange mix of the 2 franchise into a single ridiculous character.
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Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director Jonathan Liebesman
Writer Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Evan Daugherty, Peter Laird (based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by), Kevin Eastman (based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by)
Actors Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson
Awards 1 win & 11 nominations.
Production Company Heavy Metal, Platinum Dunes, Mednick Productions, Gama Entertainment
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, Auro 11.1, SDDS, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Plus 4:3, Panavision C-, E-, G-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length 2,775 m (5 reels)
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)