Saturday, August 9, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014 film)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014 film)
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We love these turtles mutated into fun-loving crimefighters when we were young and it spawned hundreds or thousands of merchandising rights from toys, video games, and so own. It has several TV shows, several movies, and you name the rest for these mutated chelonian dudes keeping the streets safe from the menacing monsters, and the evil wrath of Shredder and his Foot Soldiers. Wow, who doesn't forget about turtles throwing away the Foot Soldiers in front of your screens eh?

With the TMNT been with us for several, countless years now that they had their own revised version currently airing on Nickelodeon, looks like the TMNT are getting the Michael Bay treatment like what he did to the Transformers and what can I say, the results can be somewhat a bit mixed and when I said mixed, you can expect some mixed comments.

At first glance, you can see that your favorite turtles; Don, Leo, Mikey, and Ralph (that's Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael) looked so gross for a Michael Bay-interpreted version and let's just say that while their looks are a bit too "childhood ruined" for us, the children watching this flick would think they look so scary rather than the blocky looks from their hit Nick TV series. To compensate for the Turtles' horrid looks, you can expect the casting call of Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Danny Woodburn, Abby Elliott, and many others. Of course, Megan plays the role of the feisty reporter April O'Neil...except now she's not in her trademark jumpsuit like you saw her in the cartoons a few years ago.

So, while the casting call is a bit too messy apart from the turtles' messy looks, does the movie act like a Michael Bay-directed film should?

The answer..."Boom! Panes!" Very much. BOOM! You can really forget how gross these turtles are in the film, they still know how to kick butts like what they do in their cartoon heydays and keeping true to their "cowabunga" attitudes, the movie really knows how to blow moviegoers away with its hardcore storyline and the intensity that really turning up to eleven, not to mention their killer poses from the turtles. These turtles sure now how to strike a pose for a summer blockbuster and I think this is going to be a potent blow on the blockbuster hits.

So, the 2014 film version of TMNT may be featuring the worst-looking turtle heroes but when it comes to getting the action blowing up, this is a movie that will surely "shell shocked" to the very end. Looks like our faith to Michael Bay has been restored...just.

My rating: 4.2 out of 5.

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