Turtles Origin story as they save NYC In a modern setting. (by actorlife1)
Seriously so much fun! Screw what the critics say, it was a fun ride all the way. The critics have forgotten what it's like to truly have fun in a movie. You will laugh, cry, and cheer! What an enhancement to my childhood memories. Slightly more grown up, but not TOO grown up. Loved the action and fighting. Shredder was terrifyingly bad-ass and although he was superhuman in his armor, I still believed that a mortal man could be inside. I loved that they each got to use their weapons in unique ways. Raph used his weapons the correct way, as a disarming blunt force weapon. They really <more>
focused on their love for one another and I really enjoyed that part. Brotherhood is such a positive, impactful topic for a movie! Nicely done :
This is one of the funniest, light-hearted action films I've ever seen! Any person who screams this movie is screwing up their childhood or doesn't get the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is completely wrong. Kevin Eastman co-creator of TMNT has worked on this project since the very beginning and he along with Director Jonathan Liebesman delivered their best work yet.The cast and crew embraced the ridiculous nuance in the source material and made a better movie for it. Every joke works and the interaction between the 4 brothers is spectacular, you can tell these actors have wonderful <more>
chemistry! Megan Fox is fine as April O'Neil and that's the best compliment I can give her. Splinter is the wise mentor archetype but they have fun with him as well, including a hilarious pizza scene much in line with the Turtles past incarnations. In fact, there are a ton of nods to previous incarnations! Everything from the visual style of the Mirage Comics to the goofy antics of the original cartoon series. Even the 2003 Series and IDW Comics get their due!The action scenes were amazing, there is a nice balance between the fun 'video game' brawls and the more seriously bad-ass Ninjutsu duels! All the spectacle you'd expect from a big-budget Ninja Turtles story is there and better than ever. The CGI is up there with some of the very best. These Turtles were fully realized and crazy! I can't wait for the sequel and return of Turtle Power. Cowabunga! 10/10
Great film...fun for the family (by patstaciemcgue)
I thoroughly enjoyed this film from start to finish. It was a fun summer movie that did a great job of staying in the spirit of the original turtles with a modern twist. Megan Fox's character was played very well and the film is generally very family friendly. The turtles were funny and the movie is action packed. The final hour of the film is every bit as action packed as any of Bay's films. The middle of the film slows a little as they explain the history of the turtles, etc... but its all necessary to explain the story to a new generation.I recommend this movie for people who <more>
enjoyed the original turtles films. Bring your kids, they will enjoy it. My daughter who likes action movies laughed multiple times at the turtles as they make a lot of silly comments and the scene where they rapped in the elevator was especially funny.Go see the film and take it for what its worth...its silly fun with a bigger budget than the previous films.
I thought this movie was great. There has been so much negativity around it for the past while; with people complaining about Bay or noses or cgi or whatever. It all worked out! When people see this movie try not to forget you're watching Ninja Turtles!!! Not Citizen Kane. And go in with an open mind, don't already hate it because Bay is involved. Now about the film, the turtles look great! Best ever in my opinion, and their fight scenes are also the best ever. More flipping and weapons and stealth than ever before. They even have the turtle van!!I thought Knoxville as Leo was kinda <more>
weird when I first saw the cast but I barely noticed and got over it quickly. Megan Fox was fine too. I didn't go to the theater to see April O'Neil so I don't really care who plays her. It just gave whiny fan boys something the complain about. I actually wish the film was longer, seemed too short. But during that hour and a half I had a grin on my face the whole time. I don't really understand the view of critics because they will bash this and say turtles that are ninjas is stupid, but at the same time praise Guardians OTG on how brilliant a raccoon is?... They are irrelevant though. See this movie! Even the biggest Turtle fans will not be disappointed, unless you're stupid. Bay actually came through in the end. Overall I would give the film a 7, but for the turtles I would give a 10, so we'll call it 9. Bossanova!
I went with my niece and wife to watch this movie expecting the worse. My wife 27 was a die hard teenage mutant ninja turtles fan when she was a kid and I felt sorry for her. Turns out the movie was pretty good action/entertaining. All of the previous turtle elements where there packed with new jokes and fun. It was nice reminiscing of youth with Pizza Hut and the storyline a bit different but OK . Michelangelo always so much fun, and Donatello the genius with a GoPro on the forehead. Rafael seems to be the main character in this one in the sense that he pretends being the strongest yet he <more>
is emotionally/physically weak. My wife actually really enjoyed it and didn't regret watching it. It wasn't the best but Michael Bay did a good job on this one!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the movie. As A lifelong fan of TMNT I have been very excited for this movie for a long time. I was very happy with what I saw. This is a TMNT movie have been waiting for, for years. I enjoyed my Self through the whole movie and AM excited to see where this movie Franchise Goes after this it deserves to have a long and Action packed life as a movie series.Direction. I feel the Direction Was Very well done. My one Gripe is that the movie does feel as though there was a lot "left out" IM sure the studio had and ideal length so part where cut. This is not a <more>
bad thing. I feel like he conveyed all the information in a way that keeps the audience engaged and on the edge of their seats.Cinematography. I feel the Cinematography was great. The wide shots of the City Were Epic in scale and were reminiscent of Batman Begins, The action was Very well done. Though there were some time when the Action was a little too focused using closer shots making it hard to Focus, but there were few and far between Writing. The Script was well done. All the Characters were very well written, some were a bit corny but that really fits their characters. One important thing about turtles is that they feel like the turtles we know and love, and they were definitely written this way.Editing. The Edit was well Done Scene flowed from one to the Next nothing was Jarring. The scenes that took place at night transitioned into day well and smoothly.Effects. The Special Effects were very well done. One Thing We as fans have been Worried About if the look of the Turtles and While Opinions are mixed about the designs, They are very well done Very realistic During the whole movie the turtle feel very Physically present they have weight to them. And look fantastic. All the special effects were done.Costume design. I personally Love the Designs of the turtle some feel the turtle look too different. I really enjoy them they help to bring out the personalities of each character. You can tell each turtle was very well thought out and developed Down to the littlest details. Some aspects seem stereo typical but in the context of the movie it works.Actors. Each Turtle where Cast perfectly. Noel as Mikey is perfect his comedic timing is perfect he's funny and a stand out in the movie. Though this does not mean the other do not shine. Alan as Raph Is great as the hot headed Turtle. Thought HE does have several Emotional scenes I don't want to spoil anyone. Jeremy IS very good As Donnie, though some may think he is overly stereo typical but he really does kick some butt and his staff skills are amazing. Pete as Leo IS great as well. Though the voice for Leo is Knoxville Who actually does a very good job as the Mutant Leader. One Aspect Of the turtle is that you really see the performance of all the turtles when they are on screen you can see each actor in these mutant turtles and is very well done. Megan As April was actually Very good. She get a lot of flak, but she really proves herself in this movie. She really does a great job in this movie. William Fichtner's Character is very good as well he's does a good job at being dynamic. Shredder is a little Light on the story But there is enough there to Elude him and His personality is Perfect and His very Intimidating. Will as Vern is funny but kind of a through away but he gets the job done.Set design. The shot of New York Are amazing when you see the turtle out as night in the City it looks absolutely fantastic. Their Lair Is very well thought out. There are tiny little thing all over the lair showing this is a very detailed Sett I can't wait to see Special Features about the designing process.Score or soundtrack. The Score and Soundtrack are amazing. Brian Tyler Does an Amazing job with his Score he has and underlying theme throughout the whole movie. His score feel epic and Very reminiscent of older action movies like Indiana Jones and similar movies. The sound track is Very good as well. Shell-shocked is very similar to the. T.u.r.t.l.e. power and Ninja rap, from the Original movies and it works in this day and age.Plot. The Plot was streamlined Cutting out much of the fluff other movie add to Keep the Action moving. Though as said before there are many aspect that seem to have been cut. Even some scenes from the trailers. But in the context of the movie is flowed well. And Worked. Sure I would love to see more of the turtles but that's a good thing. Action. Many people were worried that there would be No Action. But this movie has just the right amount. There IS a lot of Action, the foot keep coming and the turtle keep cleaning up house Till Shredder Comes Shredder in the movie is very well done He is a force to be reckoned with. Tone. This Movie is an Action Comedy threw and threw. It's very funny to watching and there is plenty of action. These are Staples of TMNT and have always been. And this movie worked and that is all there is to say.Cons. More time in the lair. Turtles relaxing. More development, There are Certain Character that While for this story did not need to be drawn out, there is a sense of wanting to know more about the character. Which I feel has been done to leave Option available for the sequel.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a series that holds a special place in my heart, as well as the hearts of many people. Ever since the heroes and the half shells entered our homes decades ago, fans have enjoyed outrageous jokes, comical fights, and colorful creatures to face up against our noble four. So when Michael Bay announced his plans to produce a new film to modernize the Turtles, mixed reviews poured in about what was in store. The evening has dawned, and once again I've gone back to the hallowed halls of the movie theater to bring you a review. Was Bay's latest project another <more>
prolonged mess, or did we get a turtle adventure worth seeing? Read on to find out. I'm going to come out and say it, if you go in here comparing the movie to the turtles series we grew up with, then you will hate this movie. Of course this movie is not going to break the nostalgic love many hold this series with. Instead, one should go in looking for a new spin on the series, and trying to admire the adventure set forth. TMNT has brought something back to the series that was lacking for some time action. Under Jonathan Liebesman's direction, this installment grabs the audience by the back, or shells in some cases, and takes you for a fast paced ride. From the get go we get awesome CGI battles, where extras are flung against walls by computer created turtles, whose design was not as terrible as many make it out to be. The animation is smooth, as the four turtles smoothly perform their martial arts, wielding their weapons to defeat the very lame foot soldiers. Most of the movie is adrenaline infused, seldom stopping to explain the point of fighting as they move from one battle to another. Fast paced moviegoers like me will be bobbing in their seats with excitement, wondering what stunt the turtles will pull off next. Yet for so much action in such a short time period the story is sacrificed. In this reboot the story has taken some interesting twists. The classic tale of the turtles origins is turned into one that brings April O' Neil Megan Fox more into the story. Again, die-hard purists might be screaming in outrage at the blasphemy, yet the story is not half bad despite how simple it is. Even the change in characters is not as grandiose as we expected. Vernon Will Arnett the egotistical cameraman has become a love struck puppy that is out to get a date with April. While not looking the part, Fox brings April's stubbornness to life, though she is not quite the damsel in distress as back in the cartoon days. Fox does not do a bad job with acting, nothing that is award winning, but not as awful as we thought. Splinter even takes a bit of a change, a lot more aggressive than the sensei we know, with one of the best fight scenes of the movie. Yet the wise rat isn't as key a player as you might have expected from the trailers. As for the Turtles, their diversity and characteristics continue to withstand the tests of time, though with a little more edge to each of them. In both design and attitude, the turtles bounce a lot of the classic humor off of one another, and mix it into the flow of the movie without much disturbing to the action. Michelangelo doesn't get to pull out as many punches as the rest of the gang, but brings his surfer bum humor into the fray to make it fun. Donatello 's geeky side comes out in full force, most of his participation technologically oriented to go with the inventor side. Raphael gets the most time of the turtles and brings more of the aggressive muscle; while Leo stays the same honorable leader he always is though again doesn't get much time on the big screen. The team works great together though, and the voice acting for each of them is well suited for the design of the turtles. The writing for the movie is very much like the show, filled with cheesy jokes and simplistic laughs though a lot less puns. Regardless, the results are it is funny and silly, though perhaps a bit too different for those looking to relive the glory days. The new turtles movie is not the disaster that it had the potential to be. Having Bay as the producer instead of the director was a better decision for this reviewer, because it put the explosions to a minimum and the action I expected to the max. Stable camera-work and animation keeps you in line with the action, allowing you to actually keep track of what is going on. While there is indeed a major divergence in the classic story and humor, it is still a fun adventure. Again I love action movies, but I think many will find this movie a fun flick to watch. Would I bring kids? It is true that there is a PG-13 rating due to the violence and terrorism themes, but I think most will be able to handle it, just exercise some caution. Was it worth a trip to the movie? For action lovers and non-purist TMNT fans, I think it is worth a trip. As for the casual fans, I think this one can wait for home, because it doesn't have all of the aspects that most audiences seem to enjoy. Overall my scores for this film are:Action/Adventure/Comedy: 8.0 Movie overall: 6.5-7.0
Don't care what critics say about new TMNT (by croxbone-71-717179)
Took My kids to watch this film. I had read all the top critic reviews and thought to myself as I watched it, Megan Fox didn't over shadow the Turtles, or didn't find it to be to predictable. I remember a week or so ago when Megan Fox slammed the haters of the new TMNT movie and I think we heard from every critic out there and they are the haters and I agree with her, if you don't like it, who gives a flip cause I did and my 4 kids loved it. Great action, comedy and a lot better story than the old movies had to them, plus the new Turtles look amazing there are times when They are <more>
fighting Shredder that you can tell that its all cgi but other than that it looked great. 8 out of 10 easily! Fun for the whole family.
I have absolutely no idea why this movie gets so much hate. It was an awesome, entertaining and cursive movie. I even liked it more then Guardians of the Galaxy, which was all about jokes. Megan Fox is HOT, and there's nothing wrong with her acting neither. There were about 2-3 explosion in the entire movie, so you can't complain about that neither. I don't see anything wrong with this movie. The back story may have been changed but it was really good, nothing to complain about. The acting was good, the CGI was perfect, the turtles are not grotesque like some said, they look a bit <more>
more serious, still friendly but if they were more cartoony, than you would be complaining about that. The story was fine, of course it's about saving the city, but isn't every comic based on that? You cant turn a children's comic book into "Dark Knight" seriousness !!! I was a big fan of the turtles when i was a kid, and i still am, fantastic movie!