Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film holds a place near and dear to my heart. I was one of THOSE kids, that was obsessed with the Ninja Turtles. The Saturday morning cartoon, the toys, the video games, I loved it all. I vividly remember my brother and I waited in line to see the first live-action take on the turtles, and how much we absolutely loved it. There was a charm to that film, that may not hold up after rewatching it today, but the magic was there 20 some odd years ago. Now, 2014, we get a reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with all the digital upgrades you would expect. Jonathan Liebesman directs a Michael Bay produced reboot of the heroes in a half shell. Let's go!
What I liked about the film:
The Choreography / Action Set Pieces
What I liked and didn't like about the film:
The Special Effects / Design
What I didn't like about the film:
Megan Fox, Will Arnett and William Fichtner, are not intriguing at all. I'll start with Megan Fox; I didn't hate her in the film, I just thought there was very little material for her to work with. And another gripe with the film, also without spoiling everything is, like I mentioned earlier... it has a serious case of The Amazing Spider-Man syndrome. Why does the parent of the main character need to be a part of this much bigger conspiracy that lead to the hero's existence? April O'Neil (Fox), didn't need to be at the center point of the origin story. She could have simply met the turtles, after they became the heroes we know.
I wish I Didn't See it