So I saw the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie this past weekend and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Whether you're a fan boy like me or someone who knows nothing about the Turtles, you will like this movie. Even my 2yr old loved it! (no spoilers. keep reading)
It is a very fun and entertaining movie. It is everything a TMNT movie should be given the way movies are written and produced these days. Once it picks up, and it picks up rather quickly, it keeps going. It's fast-paced and action packed! They don't spend a great deal of time on the back-story but just enough for those unfamiliar with the Turtles will know what's going on. I think the movie was well written and stayed true to the Turtles' personality. There were some dark and serious moments but they were balanced with the humor we expect from the Turtles.
Even though the movie had plenty of action, I would have liked to see more hand-to-hand fighting (ie. The Matrix 2, any Jet Li movie) but I do understand that the Turtles don't have any enemies that can actually give them a fight, other than the Shredder. Speaking of the Shredder, that suit was probably the only thing I didn't like about the movie. He literally looked like had swiss army knives strapped to his suit. I know they had to go big with the suit but the design was awful.
Great movie overall. I will own it on BluRay! LOL.
I hope there will be more back-and-forth in the fight scenes in the next TMNT movie. Oh yeah. There will be a sequel in 2016!!!!
Maybe I should draw a picture or something.....