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[Movie Review] - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
   Director: Jonathan Liebesman
   Release Date: August 8th, 2014
   Rating: 4.0 Out of 10

     A group of mutated warriors face off against an evil kingpin who wants to take over New York.


     Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a rather insult the franchise. Micheal Bay should be shook and beaten for this movie in general. Frankly taking the liberties with the lore and changing some of the sacred childhood story that everyone was used to just wasn't necessary. The action scenes were more than a joke, and frankly all of the original movies beat this movie by a long shot.

     First off lets talk about the turtles in general, first off there was two that stood out amongst all the others. Michelangelo and Raphael just took the spotlight while Donatello and Leonardo just seemed to sit around in the background not adding much to the story. Donatello had all these odd gadgets attached to him that didn't do anything and while they are all for show, it just wasn't needed to be there. Leonardo was by far one of the worst leaders and while he was trying to, it was just so forced and just deplorable.

      While Leonardo and Donatello were merely useless and frankly I found them two horrid, the other two Raphael and Michelangelo weren't that much better. Raphael was serious and frankly the one that was by far too serious for the movie. This was mainly geared for younger audiences and for how serious and mature for the audience. Michelangelo wasn't funny at all. I found him to be more annoying and while he was supposed to be this bouncy musical goof-off, it was too forced.

     Splinter on the other hand was badass when he fought. However he wasn't all that wise, like in previous movies. I was hoping from more lifelong lessons from him. Splinter didn't play a major roll or impact in the movie at all, he did plot wise, but you don't feel any attachment to what happens to him. It made me angry that he has no role that makes the viewer feel bad or emotionally invested in the movie.

     Shredder was the only good part of the movie. He was modern and very well drawn out, he's sinister and downright evil. However at the same time the lore behind Shredder makes no sense; there is none. In the previous movies there is a bunch of background to him and his history with Splinter, and frankly it's just not there.

     My biggest complain out of everything was how bad the lore change was. Okay it's better than the first alternative we got in which they were all aliens. No, in this one they are all products of a successful research program with April's father. So she knew who they all were and named them all when she was little. Now some would say that is all fine and dandy, but it's ridiculous. April wasn't shocked with who they were, and in the end they weren't viewed as freaks in the opening minutes. That's what the whole point was in the first movie and them struggling to accept the outside world and their place in it.

     Further if we want to go, the fight scenes were atrocious. When you want to design a scent, look at this movie for what not to do. Yea they looked goo, but when you reflect back on them, it's nothing but a one side brawl with a single cheeky move. I don't like how there was no back and forth, no hope building up as the fight goes on. There's no life/death fear or emotion in the fights, and that is what just drove the whole move down the drain for me.
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