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Flat, generic, CGI-filled. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ bored me, unfortunately.
I have a slight memory of seeing bits of TMNT when I was younger but never intentionally watched it, though have always been interested in viewing a film with them in. So in that sense, this disappointed. It just has nothing about it, no character or charm whatsoever. No reason to care for any of the onscreen bunch. Very plain.
None of the cast stick out, particularly the voices. Megan Fox is probably the best this has to offer, though I didn’t mind William Fichtner either… Whoopi Goldberg shows up in an alright minor role too, I guess?
I found little to zero of the action scenes entertaining, not helped by some questionable editing and music. Another issue I did also notice is the humour, which falls flat at almost every opportunity – especially with the grating Michelangelo (Noel Fisher).
I’ll check out the sequel, because I always going to, but I ain’t expecting much! This 2014 film isn’t worth seeing.
I have to say that this was a rather “meh” experience. It certainly was not an improvement over the original. Why try to rewrite a story that was actually not bad when you cannot be bothered to spend some effort on it? The new story is sloppy and it is rather clear that whoever wrote it got only two directives: Make sure that Megan Fox gets a lot of focus and if you do not know what to write then cram in some special effects. There are a lot of special effects in this movie!
It is obvious that Megan Fox’s ego have had a lot of influence on the movie. To the extent that you might wonder if this movie is about the turtles or about Megan Fox. She might be the wet dream of some less discerning teenagers but her acting skills leaves somewhat to be desired. Okay, okay she was actually not too bad in this movie but then it was not to difficult to shine in this movie either.
There are a few moments when it looks like it is going to turn interesting. For instance when the shredder is first introduced and punishes some of his underlings but rather quickly he is reduced to just another “special effect” when they slap this robotic shredder suit onto him. Come on, he is supposed to be a skilled martial arts combatant, not some freak in a robotic suit.
Splinter was just sad. Some lab rat that picked up martial arts from a book he found in the sewers! What the f…? That ruined a lot of the movie.
The turtles themselves, being already pushed back somewhat into the background by Megan Fox desire to be in front of the cameras most of the time, are bland to say the least. They are immature, even for a movie like this, and the jokes are simply unintelligent and mostly not very funny.
I was about to write that, if you like special effects and do not care for much of the rest, then you will probably like this movie but when I think back even the special effects where often only mildly interesting. They were perhaps not really bad but not very impressive either. The truck ride down a snowy slope was just silly and some of the scenes where actually rather underwhelming for instance.
On the whole, to me, this was a mildly entertaining movie that could have been much better if someone with basic intelligence had been asked to write the script in the first place. There are actually five (!) people credited with writing this movie and maybe that is the problem. Too many cooks!
TMNT 2014 Review
There’s hardly a kid born from the 80s who has never heard of this totally bodacious group of walking, talking, pizza-eating, street-fighting reptiles. It has always been a goofy saga, but it was also hip, action-packed, and colorful. Can the same be said about the latest adaptation?
On the surface level, 2014’s TMNT at least looks the part. It’s a fairly breezy film that never takes itself seriously, packing on generous heapings of goofy comedy, stylish action scenes, and loads of special effects. The first half of the film takes its time to follow April O’Neil around, who inevitably uncovers the secret of the turtles’ existence, and the outlandish Foot Clan plot to take over New York City. The last half of the film is pretty much all-out fighting and action, which includes a fight in the sewers, a lengthy chase scene down the slopes of a mountain, and a final showdown on top of a skyscraper. Thus, I found the last half of the film the most engaging.
It’s still not without its problems though. Despite the light-hearted tone and all the jokes, very little of it made me laugh outright. The humor is quite low-brow and doofy. Action scenes will be a hit and a miss; fight scenes in the film’s first half are horribly shot and edited (on purpose nonetheless). Later scenes are still hectic, but are at least watchable and fairly fun. Scenes in between try their best to keep things rolling fast and without becoming droll, but without any major emotional investment, these scenes tend to drag a bit.
Beyond the surface-level comedy and action, there’s not much else to this film. The plot is pretty much a mash-up of typical TMNT fare and 2007’s Transformers (also an adaptation of an 80s cartoon where human characters discover some weird life form and gets caught in the middle of a war nobody knew existed; both starring Megan Fox nonetheless). What plot the movie has is riddled with plot holes, and scenes that are simply way too unbelievable (maybe not a valid complaint for TMNT, but with the way the film tries to look believable, the film shoots its own creditability in the foot). The turtle characters are fun to watch, usually, and Splinter is one cool rat. They aren’t terribly deep characters, but they are colorful, and there is just enough background to them to keep them from being total caricatures. Other characters aren’t as good: April O’Neil is almost annoying as she obsesses over the turtles and shouts her findings at everybody she runs across. Her sidekick is a dork. Shredder is extremely flat, lifeless, and lacking in presence, serving little more than an excuse to have a boss fight at the end of the movie. The film draws some connections between all the characters to give their interactions more backing, but it only strains the creditability of the plot even further.
The film’s photography looks good sometimes and terrible at other times. Editing is choppy. Acting is pretty lackluster from the whole crowd; Megan Fox is far from endearing despite her looks, the voice acting can be a hit or a miss, and other actors don’t really take their roles seriously, for better or for worse. Writing is pretty daft. This production uses okay-looking sets, props, and costumes. Locales are pretty small-scale most of the time. Special effects vary from good to bad. Music is okay (I got to admit that I found the end credits song catchy).
This incarnation of the Turtles definitely has its flaws, but it tries to be a fun picture, and it is at least partway successful. Not everybody will be quite as easily charmed as I am, so I’m compelled to recommend approaching this movie with caution.
3/5 (Entertainment: Pretty Good | Story: Marginal | Film: Marginal)
Bouncy Family Friendly Fun
A Whole Bunch of a Good Time is This Reboot. A Family Friendly Action Movie that Retains Most of the Characters Charm and has Mainstream Appeal. The Original Comic by Eastman and Laird was a Dark, Independent, Comic-Book Spoof in Black and White.
But Since that Indie-Comic Book Hit the Turtles have Gone Through a Lot. A Tamer Comic Book Series, Three Initial Movies (the first one is quite good) and an Animated Series that Lasted Ten Years Containing 190 Episodes.
The Turtles, while being Relatively Kiddie Fare with an Edge, have also Maintained and Adult Audience Through Pop-Culture References and a Mostly Non-Serious, Absurd Approach to it All.
This One is an Entertaining Romp with a Middle Action Ride that is Exciting and Bridges the Films Opening Origins and the Chemical Warfare Ending. Most of the Jokes Work Well with an Elevator Ride that is Hokey but Fun and Bouncy.
That About Sums it Up. The Movie is Fun and Bouncy. It has been Eviscerated by Critics and Fans are Mixed. But it Did Make Money and a Sequel is On the Way. Could be Even Better or a Redemption for Those that Thought This One Wasn’t Much or Downright Awful.
Michael Bay (Produced) Bashers are Out in Full Force and the Venom is Viral. Megan Fox Also Got a Lot of Flack. This is Smaller than Most of Bay’s Movies and Fox is as Forgettable as Ever.
But Overall, it is a Fantastic Family Fantasy Film for the Popcorn Crowd and is Inoffensive and Infinitely More Entertaining than Most of the Fluff Films and Cringe Comedies that Populate the Multiplexes and Video Screens.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director Jonathan Liebesman
Writer Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Evan Daugherty
Actors Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 11 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, Auro 11.1, SDDS, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Plus 4:3, Panavision C-, E-, G-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length 2,775 m (5 reels)
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)