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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Directed By: Jonathan Liebesman




The Story
In my opinion this movie was like another entry into The Transformers series, but instead of Giant Robots we have giant turtles, and giant Rats instead. Don't get me wrong i enjoyed it. The movie was very fun, it was action packed, and it was pretty funny. But it does suffer with the same problems as The Transformers movies. You know the problens right?. Weak story, bad acting, and messy action thats a little hard to follow. Oh wait..... and Megan Fox.



The Cast
I'll try and stay positive here. The CGI turtles are awesome. They look great, they sound great, and they are pretty funny. So thumbs up to whoever recorded there voices. William Fichtner is another positive. He's pretty cool and i've liked him in quite alot of things so it was good to see him star in this. Errrmmm, another positive is Megan Fox.... Wait. Turn your tv onto mute, grab some tissue paper, throw your feet up, and its parttttyyyy time... I love her.

Movie Trivia: Originally, the mutant thugs Bebop and Rocksteady were to appear in the film to fight the Turtles; they were to be martial arts soldiers that were given mutagen and turned into monstrous super-soldier mutants for the Turtles to fight. They were written out with the intent of appearing in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016).

An early screenplay had the Turtles be aliens from Dimension X, the Shredder be an alien who grows spikes, and a breakout and escape at a mountainside Foot base. This screenplay received a huge backlash from fans and was discarded; however, the mountainside action sequence was retained. April's line "Aliens? No, that's stupid!" references the early screenplay.

Whoopi Goldberg stated that this movie has been a lifelong goal of hers: "My daughter was a huge fan of the original TMNT cartoon so when the original movie was announced she wanted me to be in it and so I asked around but it never happened, same with the other films they made, so when I heard this new project get announced I asked around again and to my surprise I got the part!"
Movie Highlight
My movie highlight would have to be the action. At times it is hard to follow as i mentioned above, but it is still very cool, and very exciting watching the Ninja Turtles kicking ass, which is something i haven't seen since i was a little boy. That reminds me, i really need to rewatch the old Ninja Turtles movie aswell.



Verdict
Overall i was pleasantly suprised with this movie. I liked it alot more than i thought i would, and although i compared it with the Transformers movies, it is atleast better than four of those.