Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Film Review
If you've got a soft spot for the Turtles from childhood you'll be thinking, "Cowabunga!"
The heroes in the half shell return to the big screen in a violent reboot produced by Michael Transformers Bay. Megan Fox plays intrepid TV reporter April O’Neill investigating the mysterious Foot Clan who are holding New York to ransom with a clandestine crime wave. She’s helped by Will Arnett’s leering cameraman (the Arrested Development star was the voice of Batman in The Lego Movie). When April discovers that four reptilian, pizza-eating vigilantes – mutated from lab specimens who were once her childhood pets – are on the case to save the day, no one believes her. Now there’s a surprise. She joins forces with Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo and Leonardo (voiced by Johnny Knoxville doing some nifty human beat-boxing) who together with the Turtles’ sensi (the giant rat Splinter) uncover what every FX laden hero quest needs: a dastardly plot for world domination. As they face off against Japanese warlord Shredder and evil scientist Sacks (William Fichtner), Battle LA director Jonathan Liebesman applies Bay’s whizz bang vision in 3D. It’s by the number stuff. You’ll need to leave your brain in neutral but if you’ve got a soft spot for the Turtles from childhood you’ll be thinking, “Cowabunga!”
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Release date: 17 Oct, 2014