A new reboot for a new generation to see, and this time happens to be the Turtles time to shine. This new imagined Turtles film is, if you can believe it, the first live-action film for the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ for 21 years, and the first feature film since the CGI produced ‘TMNT’ that debuted in theatres back in 2007. With Michael Bay producing it, not directing it, could this reboot be great, just what the franchise needs?
Kind of? It is not notoriously bad like ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’. Nope, far from it as the film does have some really good and enjoyable moments.
First thing, the set-up of the turtles’ origins is really good, and I think one of the film’s shining achievements. From the writing, they do an amazing job setting this film up. So kudos to them. After the set-up, the film, surprisingly is enjoyable and entertaining, as we find out that the Foot Clan is roaming the streets of New York, as the film’s protagonist April O’Neil (Megan Fox) wants to find the big news, and so happens to stumble across one of the Foot Clan’s plans, which makes her end up finding a mysterious vigilante in the process. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is the film, in my opinion, a family fun type of movie. With fast-paced action, some very few laughs and a not too convoluted plot, the kids will like this.
The problems I find with this film is that most jokes a little flat for me, the dialogue comes across as cheesy sometimes and the direction of some of the action sequences are too shaky, which makes the audience a little confused on what’s happening on screen. I call this camera technique, the ‘Transformers’ direction. Oh, and there is a nice little tribute to ‘The Matrix’ thrown into one of the action sequences, oddly enough.
Overall, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ does have some shining moments of greatness, but sometimes ends up mixed with mediocrity writing and shaky camera work that ruins some of the fun, but it is still an enjoyable time at the cinema for anyone who are massive fans of these likeable Ninja Turtles.
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