Movie Review #1: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Release date: August 7, 2014

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

Star cast:

Live Actors:

                    Megan Fox (as April O’ Neil)

                     Will Arnett (as Vernon Fenwick)

                    William Fichtner (as Eric Sacks)

                    Tohoru Masamune (as Shredder)

                    Paul Fitzgerald (as Dr. O’Neil)

Voice Actors:

                     Noel Fisher (as Michelangelo)

                     Alan Ritchson (as Raphael)

                     Johnny Knoxville (as Leonardo)

                     Jeremy Howard (as Donatello)

                     Tony Shalhoub (as Splinter)

Distributed by: Praramount Pictures

IMDB Rating: 5.9 out of 10

Running Time: 101 minutes

Language: English

Adapted from: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s franchise, published by Mirage studios

A popular franchise ruined is always going to be a hard pill for me to swallow. Especially, when a girl who loves action films, and has grown up on superhero cartoon series, takes the time out of a busy schedule to sit and watch the movie on a Sunday afternoon (yesterday only actually)

The story mainly revolves around 4 turtles and one rat, named after painters from the Renaissance era, who were mutated in a lab experiment under Dr. O’ Neil and Eric Sacks as a part over-ambitious plan to discover a drug that can cure all ailments. Obviously, the Eric Sacks character turns out to be in cohorts with his evil Japanese master with plans of world domination and earning money. And to achieve that they need 6 feet tall teenage turtles, who incidentally talk a lot (more than me) and flirt and eat (like me :P). Don’t worry I am far from a turtle 😀

The movie failed to generate the level of excitement that actually accompanied me when I watched the trailer for the first time and excitedly announced it all over my Facebook timeline. Megan Fox as April O’Neil played a lack luster character who just screamed a lot and looked hot while being absolutely and utterly confused. The Vernon character was basically trying to be a knight in shining car, trying to rescue the damsel here who was literally always in distress. The turtles were actually cute and did the job of making me snort a couple of times (not that funny, that I could actually laugh) The villain shredder stomped around in a costume that was shining like an aluminium tin box, and grunted words now and then.

Overall Rating: 3 out of 10.

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