Welcome to one of the last big movie reviews this summer – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014).
The 2014 TMNT movie is a reboot of a long running franchise. The world was first acquainted with 4 turtles –Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello – as a comic book characters. As time went by, beloved character transferred from paper to small screen and eventually to big screen.
I have never been a huge TMNT fan, I mean, I watched a couple of episodes of animation series when I was a kid but I never really followed their whole story. So, because of that, I wasn’t upset with the changes because everything was kind of unknown to me.
I wasn’t expecting this movie to be as good as it was. The film was really funny (elevator scene!), the story was interesting but easy to follow and on top of that we got some really cool action scenes.
Megan Fox was also surprisingly good. She has a lot more experience now, so I am interested to see what she will be able to do in the future. However, the villain of the movie was blank; I wished they would have worked more on him.
The motion capture was great although the voice work – not so much. To my mind, the movement of the lips and the sounds these lips were making seemed a little bit fake in some scenes.
I loved that the movie portrayed a nice family relationship between Splinter and the turtles as well as encouraged team work.
Between all four turtles, Donatello is my favorite because he is super smart, intelligent techno-genius.
One last point: I loved that the movie was only around one and a half hour long because I am getting really tired of these 2 hours+ blockbusters.
Trailer: TMNT 2014 trailer