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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Opens Today August 8: Review & Photos

 

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie opens today August, 8th but I had the opportunity to see it earlier this week!  Truth be told, I did not have high expectations of the film.  Sure, the Turtles have been around awhile and they are beloved by all generations.  However, after seeing the preview and learning that Megan Fox was playing April; I was a bit worried.

My worries were eased a bit when I heard Michael Bay (Transformers producer) was producing this film.  I mean Transformers is a huge franchise and have put out some nice action flicks.  So, I figured if anything the action in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should be pretty amazing.  And I was right, the action was pretty awesome but the biggest surprise was I really enjoyed the movie!
I took my daughter (age 6) and son (age 9) with me to see the film.  The movie began a bit slow, maybe it was because it focused on the life of April and Megan Fox’s acting totally bores me.  But once the Turtles were introduced into the scene, I was hooked!  And they were even cooler than I expected!
The Turtles themselves were truly the main attraction!  They were more than heroes in a half shell; they were 7 foot, mutant, bullet proof, Ninja mastering, Turtles that saved the day!  And their distinct personalities really drew you in.  From the get go, Raphael was the “serious” one that wanted to look tough but really showed his soft side by the end.
 
Leonardo’s character shined through as the level-headed leader of the group.
How cool does Donatello look?  He was always my favorite of the Turtles because of his nerdy side but they made him nerd times ten in the film!  He sported glasses and “techy” equipment the entire time and was always the go-to guy when they needed some brain-power.  Which April always could use.  OK, so I still have a stigma against Megan Fox playing April.
 
The Turtle that stole the movie?  Mikey!!  This “cool-dude” Turtle not only played his part perfectly but was ALWAYS there with the jokes.  I also loved how he tried swooning April throughout the film.  He really brought plenty of laughs!!
 
The movie also explains more behind Shredder and his powerful suit and the close relationship Splinter had with his “sons.”  All in all, this movie was worth the watch and I give it 4 out of 5 Pizzas!
 
Synopsis:

 

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians.  The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.  Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by PETER LAIRD and KEVIN EASTMAN with a Screenplay by JOSH APPELBAUM & ANDRÉ NEMEC and EVAN DAUGHERTY, Producer MICHAEL BAY (the blockbuster Transformers franchise) and director JONATHAN LIEBESMAN (Wrath of the Titans) bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, into the 21st century. 
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