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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)


Megan Fox
Alan Ritchson
Jeremy Howard
Pete Ploszek
Noel Fisher
Will Arnett

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman

I wasn’t expecting myself to like anything on this reboot, mostly because of the costume (actually the CGI look of the costumes) change, and from my experience of reboots, I felt “here goes another crapper.” But that wasn’t totally it, the story was changed, but some regular info were left the same and the movie was fun to watch and captivating, but to be honest they could have done better with a story of large talking reptiles.

The story change didn’t really matter to me as I have come to realize none of the movies nor cartoon series kept true to the original storyline, what do you expect from a movie about overgrown talking turtles who happen to be heroes, there will be bad guys who will get their asses kicked, which is what happened. Another thing I enjoyed was Will Arnett’s part in the movie, it seemed I was having more fun seeing him than I did Megan Fox, who plays the new April O’Neil.

The best part for me in the movie is the return of “COWABUNGA.” Nikelodeon killed the word in their cartoon reboot, but returned it here.
TMNT 2014 lacked the genius of the previous 1990 version, it may have been funnier, but it seemed more like everyone just wanted to make a TMNT movie, instead of really working on making a good TMNT movie.

The movie is about a city being turned upside down by a clan known as the foot. April O’Neil happened to witness the clan at work, but to her surprise an unknown vigilante took them down. She started to follow up on this unknown vigilante and ended up running into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As you will expect the intro ended up with her fainting and being revived in their layer in the sewers.

There she discovers that the turtles were genetic mutations that her father was working on. She tells the story to her father’s colleague Sacks, who actually was an adopted son of The Shredder.

Sacks and his adopted father needs the mutagen in the turtles for their grand plan in, take a guess!

World domination.

In the end, the movie is forgettable, which is the sad part for me. The first two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of The OOZE (1991) were remarkably memorable. If you happened to have watched it during their time of release you will either recall, the massive fighting in the first or the Vanilla Ice rap in the second. Here all I can recall is that, COWABUNGA is back.
The movie did make three times its production cost, but will that warrant a part two or three, I guess we will have to wait and see.


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