I will watch this, but sure as hell not in theatres. Just to properly give it fair judgement, though going by trailers, I expect nothing but disappointment. I do agree that they seem have the characterization of the turtles right. And the designs of them aren't bad (I don't like they're like 6 feet, however). Everything else is the problem.
Yes, exactly.Agreed. This is a definite torrent or DVD watch. My biggest problems with it are the ridiculously overdone Shredder costume, and Megan Fox as April. Megan Fox is a horrible, one-note actress (that note is "look hot"). I also don't see the sense in the William Sachs character, nor the validity of the "villain releasing a pathogen" plot that's so clichéd I can't even fathom why they're resorting to it instead of something more in line with the TMNT comics.
This is exactly true. April is an orphan because her father was a scientist who realized the experiments he was working on were going to be used for evil, so he destroyed them and was killed by his employer/partner. Years later, April helps the employer get back the results of the experiment and they use it to spread a chemical agent from the top of their corporate tower. The heroes then fight the villain on top of the tower.I heard it reuses the plot of The Amazing Spider-Man.
This came on netflix the other day so I watched it. It wasn't good. Not as bad as it could have been, but certainly not good. (And just the fact that I felt the need to concede that it wasn't as bad as it could have been is sort of sad). They honestly got the worst possible actors to play the main (human characters). Why does Megan Fox keep getting cast for these kinds of movies? Will Arnett is terribly irritating (in everything I've ever seen him in). All of the character designs for everyone else were terrible. Why were the foot clan not ninjas? The turtles and Splinter looked... gross. (I liked how hulking the turtles were though). How do you make Shredder more over the top than he already is? He's a ninja in a metal suit covered in razors and his name is completely on the nose: "Shredder." How do you get MORE ridiculous than that?
The plot was super cliche. So much so that... This is exactly true. April is an orphan because her father was a scientist who realized the experiments he was working on were going to be used for evil, so he destroyed them and was killed by his employer/partner. Years later, April helps the employer get back the results of the experiment and they use it to spread a chemical agent from the top of their corporate tower. The heroes then fight the villain on top of the tower.
Also the motivation of the bad guys with the mutagen was always a little fuzzy and contrived (even though the villain monologued about his plan). It's like they just ran out of time and didn't bother thinking through what was going on.
It gets a little bit of a pass on some of the stupidness because it was clearly aimed at being a kids movie (aside from Will Arnett's creepy character hitting on Megan Fox, but that was very minor). There were also a couple of legitimately funny parts (the elevator scene made me laugh out loud). The action was also pretty cool.
I know Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a rather ridiculous concept, but try a little harder.
Thanks.Well said, perfectly sums up my opinion of it.
Yeah, I want to see that too. And Casey Jones. I'll probably wait until it comes out on Netflix again, but I'm sure I'll watch it at some point!Still, I'll probably check out the sequel once it hits DVD just to see how they handle Bebop, Rocksteady, and Krang.
This should probably go in a new thread for TMNT 2, but I don't think anyone cares that much.
I just saw this online and thought I would share it. Bebop and Rocksteady pre-mutation: