Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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#101 Posted by betogonza (15 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate how the turtles look.

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#103 Posted by k4tzm4n (41766 posts) - - Show Bio

All in all, not as bad as everyone thought it would be. (And the 2007 movie didn't have depth. Mikey and Donnie were friggin' extras.)

But I still think Sarah Michelle Gellar would've made a better April.

LOVE how they brought back Shredder's "turtle soup" line.

I agree 100% that Michelangelo/Donatello were cast aside in the '07 movie, but I think it had an infinitely more compelling "villain" and did a way better job handling the dynamic between Leonardo and Raphael.

And I couldn't help but cringe at that line when it was used in that context, but hey, glad you enjoyed it.

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#104 Posted by amazing_webhead (9930 posts) - - Show Bio
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#105 Posted by The_Martian (37399 posts) - - Show Bio

Did no one else notice the similarities in plot to Amazing Spider-Man or was it just me?

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#106 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8418 posts) - - Show Bio

Haven't liked the design from the outset, and the thought of sitting thought a Megan Fox movie isn't all that appealing either. I'll stick to the 80's one.

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#107 Edited by aspenation_366 (136 posts) - - Show Bio

I watch TMNT last night, but to my opinion it's a damn good movie. Splinter and Shredder are both badasses, the turtles are awesome and Megan Fox did a fine job as April. I don't think the turtles aren't that creepy and the looks of them are intense. People can criticize, moan and complain about Megan Fox all they want, but to me she earns a bonus check for a great role. The past is past, people. The TMNT future gets better, deal with it!

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#108 Edited by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

Only 3 stars?

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#109 Posted by chaos911 (4166 posts) - - Show Bio

I just saw it and it was exactly what I said earlier. It was fun movie that I wouldn't mind watching again. I particularly enjoyed the adrenaline scene and flashbacks of them as kids. Cowabunga

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#111 Edited by w0nd (6803 posts) - - Show Bio
@the_martian said:

Did no one else notice the similarities in plot to Amazing Spider-Man or was it just me?

no i noticed it right down to the tower falling over lol.


obviously this will have spoilers.

It was watchable, I like the on screen chemistry of the turtles, could have done with them not wearing their accessories 24/7 those sun glasses would fall off at some power I'm sorry. And there was no connection to Splinter and japan or ninjitsu at all, other than reading it in a book. I know "watching" and learning was ridiculous in the first movie, or turning from human to rat in the cartoons bugged some people , but him either being the master or learning from a master was there some how, now he is just a rat with an accent (some how) who taught himself how to fight from reading a book.

I am not going to say this movie robbed me of my childhood or anything silly like that. Each series of ninja turtle has been different. NONE have been the same aside from the character, so pretending this is in any way different would just be silly.

there were some cringe worthy moments like him telling the turtles the plan or a certain character being the only one in the room with a gun, fully wanting to kill, but hiding away from them as if they had guns too. And splinter telling them it was their destiny to protect humanity, even though they have no connection to it what so ever.

April had the same amount of screen time as she did in the older movies, that focused on humans just as much as this one did people are going to act like it didn't.

This movie is not amazing by any means, the mixed reviews are fair, 3 stars are fair, but i think people are being a little unforgiving when it comes to the changes, I mean in the 80's 90's version Raph wasn't a "hot head" he was sarcastic, and the bad guys were bumbling idiots, shredder ran away more often then fight.... and in the 2003 one shredder was an alien...in the 2007 movie shredder wasn't in it and April is now a ninja, they all have their flaws. If you go in hating the movie you will hate it.

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#112 Posted by Nightwingfoo3 (52 posts) - - Show Bio

I watched it in Imax 3D , it was an okay movie, the action scenes where cool

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#113 Posted by deactivated-097092725 (10555 posts) - - Show Bio

Getting to read a review from someone known for their enjoyment of these characters is appreciated by me. I am hearing a lot of criticism about this film from a lot of people, but it's mostly centred around Bay and Fox so I've decided to tune that biased static out.

I'll probably catch this sometime this upcoming week or next, and I'll go in there with this write up in mind. Thanks for the guidance.

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#114 Posted by amazing_webhead (9930 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

A fair enough review Gregg and I guess it turned out how you thought it would. A fun popcorn flick, nothing more, nothing less. That's not enough to make me waste money on a Michael Bay related film that doesn't do justice to yet another famous and well loved 80s franchise but it is a balanced critique nonetheless on your part.

I agree. It has plenty of action and humor, but once the initial adrenaline rush wears off, it still has many of the same flaws as every Ninja Turtles movie before it.

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#115 Posted by The_Martian (37399 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd: Oh good, it just wasn't me. I was sitting there thinking, "I've seen this movie before."

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#116 Posted by w0nd (6803 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd: Oh good, it just wasn't me. I was sitting there thinking, "I've seen this movie before."

I know several other people who mentioned it before as well haha

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#117 Posted by SpitfirePanda (2573 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a movie that I'll probably have to skip due to time constraints. Still, I'm not that surprised at the bad critics scores.

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#118 Edited by Sammo21 (733 posts) - - Show Bio

As stuck up as as it might sound, I don't have time for a 3 star film. With how much movie prices are and how little free time I have I can only go see movies I am super hype on or that have amazing word of mouth. Ninja Turtles...is not that film.

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#119 Posted by w0nd (6803 posts) - - Show Bio

@sammo21 said:

As stuck as as it sounds, I don't have time for a 3 star film. With how much movie prices are and how little free time I have I can only go see I am super hype on or that have amazing word of mouth. Ninja Turtles...is not that film.

yeah tickets are pretty darn expensive, that's a fair reason not so see one.

they movie could have been really good with minor tweaks that's the sad part

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#120 Posted by DcNoobReviews (46 posts) - - Show Bio

you said that thankfully this movie is based in a universe that allowed them to make referances to other heroes? who do they mention???

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#121 Posted by Fenderxx (441 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_martian: I noticed it too dude, I wrote about it in my user review, but I was expecting andrew Garfield to swing by during that last scene!

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#122 Edited by w0nd (6803 posts) - - Show Bio

@dcnoobreviews said:

you said that thankfully this movie is based in a universe that allowed them to make referances to other heroes? who do they mention???

they mention fortress of solitude, the bat man voice and just...things like that. They are aware of comic book heroes, and media, but I don't think it means these heroes exist. Or did I miss something

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#123 Posted by MatthewParker (4562 posts) - - Show Bio

@mars8254 said:

Im excited for this. Im just going to tune out when Megan Fox get on the screen and give my attention to the turtles.

you will have to tune out a lot then, the whole beginning part is about her.

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#124 Posted by MatthewParker (4562 posts) - - Show Bio

Did no one else notice the similarities in plot to Amazing Spider-Man or was it just me?

it wasn't just you, i saw the similarities too!

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#125 Posted by The_Martian (37399 posts) - - Show Bio
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#126 Posted by Astro_Zombie78 (114 posts) - - Show Bio

Should not have even gotten 3 stars.

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#127 Posted by w0nd (6803 posts) - - Show Bio

@mars8254 said:

Im excited for this. Im just going to tune out when Megan Fox get on the screen and give my attention to the turtles.

you will have to tune out a lot then, the whole beginning part is about her.

i think the human/turtle ratio is about the same as the old one, between april danny and casey.... the only difference is Megan never feels like a hot shot reporter, she feels like she should be hosting the teen choice awards...and everything she does is stupid, she has no actual proof but whines that no one believes in her stories....I hate when characters are written stupid, who should by all means be smart.

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#128 Posted by phocracker (229 posts) - - Show Bio

Solution - stop watching trailers. I thought the movie was a blast. This isn't some lore movie, it's nickelodean. Great movie. 8.9/10 - 1.1 docked for basic story. Still a great show but seriously, stop watching trailers. They spoil movies.

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#129 Posted by mogo1 (262 posts) - - Show Bio

Just watched it the other day and I really liked it. I went in knowing that there was a lot of changes I wasn't the most excited for and came out completely entertained

Wasn't to pleased with the size and characteristics of all the turtles. Didn't like shredder Size from commercials. Always hated Megan Fox. Didn't like splinter

Came out thinking Splinter was super BA. Shredder ended up being cool. Fight scenes were all really good. Loved the silliness of the turtles. I also didn't hate Megan Fox at the end.

And I'm not ashamed at all to say I was all teared up from Raphs speech at the end. I love him

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#130 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if IDW is mad at how Transformers, TMNT, and G.I. Joe turned out. I started to catch up in both Transformers MTMTE and RID, but then after I saw Transformers 4 I lost interest, and now I've been getting into the Ninja Turtles book but I haven't been able to get into he mood to read it since seeing the movie =_=

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#131 Posted by vandinejd_1991 (508 posts) - - Show Bio

I have yet to see this movie, but even though it might be bad it has made me interested in these characters which I didn't really care about before. So far I've seen the first four movies of which I liked the first, second, and fourth ones are my favorite; and I've seen the first 6 episodes of the newest animated series which is really good.

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#132 Posted by KingStandup (110 posts) - - Show Bio

After everything I read and heard about this movie, I had little to no expectations when I finally went see it last night. But I am pleased to report that I thoroughly enjoyed it! Great visuals and plenty of laughs! Nice to see our favorite turtles back on the big screen. There's a ton of potential for a sequel and I sure hope it happens.

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#133 Posted by mightypug78 (375 posts) - - Show Bio

Its on Netflix. not the best movie but its fun to watch like they said. The fights scenes are especially fun to watch. Too bad they went with Meghan fox. doesn't match her role. Maybe they should have used the girl who play Emelia Pond in Doctor Who.

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