Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Neither entertaining enough to recommend nor remarkably awful, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may bear the distinction of being the dullest movie ever made about talking bipedal reptiles.



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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, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is produced by MICHAEL BAY (director and executive producer of the blockbuster Transformers franchise), Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Galen Walker, Scott Mednick and Ian Bryce, and directed by JONATHAN LIEBESMAN (Wrath of the Titans).(c) Paramount


Megan Fox
as April O'Neil
Pete Ploszek
as Leonardo
Johnny Knoxville
as Leonardo (voice only)
Jeremy Howard
as Donatello
Noel Fisher
as Michaelangelo
Will Arnett
as Vern Fenwick
Tony Shalhoub
as Splinter (voice only)
William Fichtner
as Eric Sacks
Whoopi Goldberg
as Bernadette Thompson
Madison Mason
as Councilman
Taran Killam
as McNaughton
K. Todd Freeman
as Dr. Baxter Stockman
Paul Fitzgerald
as Dr. O'Neil
Malina Weissman
as Young April O'Neil
Venida Evans
as Subway Hostage
Mikal A. Vega
as Sacks Bodyguard
Chris Wylde
as Reporter
Chance Kelly
as Mr. Rivetti
Rick Chambers
as News Anchor
Leyna Nguyen
as News Anchor
Derek Mears
as Dojo Ninja
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  • May 29, 2016
    What this movie shows is that if you try to combine the dark and gritty feel of the original comicbooks and the funny humor of the television series, you get something that just shouldn't exist. This is a movie that I think I would have enjoyed so much more if I was still a child and I really love these turtles, so that really shouldn't be the case. And let's all be honest: this is not a ninja turtles movie; this is an April O'Neil movie featuring the ninja turtles and that REALLY SHOULD NEVER EXIST!! Megan Fox is really not good in the movie and that's not good when she is the leading character in the film. Much of her story really didn't fit with me at all. When the turtles come in, however, is where the movie really shines, because they really manage to bring the humor to the screen which is something that Fox was never able to do. This is a really bad movie that has some good points, but in the end, it's a failure on so many different levels.
    Lasse G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 18, 2015
    The basic old fart jokes and then the explosions hidden in the movie called the turtles to stay in their home unless a good movie of theirs come out..
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Feb 28, 2015
    Jonathan Liebesman dishes out the plain old cheese pizza in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sliding in at a mere 90 minutes, it is a quick viewing. Aside from a mediocre 15 minute opening, the pace picks up and moves at a quick stride the rest of the way. The problem is that the back-story is poor, the characters aren't built up, and the plot details are too simple for its own good. A ton of action explodes its way onto the screen. Highly stylized and heavy reliance on CG is both its shining moment and downfall. The CG allows for some adrenaline packed material, but at the same time, there isn't enough down-to-earth martial arts choreography. The mixture of CG and real life characters don't work all that well. Megan Fox and Will Arnett have terrible characters and too much screen time in comparison to the real stars of the show, the 4 turtles. Thanks to the lack of time focused on the turtles, the voice-work takes getting used to; however, it is much better than watching any of the human characters. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has its ups and downs leaving a picture that just slides on by.
    JY S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2015
    An enjoyable and entertaining action-fantasy flick, but Megan Fox was again a case of bad casting.
    Chrisanne C Super Reviewer

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