#TMNT2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg and a handful of nobodies.
I put this off for about a week, then when I found myself with a Friday all to myself and plenty of time to kill, I went for it. I actually had a brutal job interview that day and shortly after, wound up in a movie theatre.
Knock knock you about to get shell shocked.
The #TMNT2014 movie came out in theatres on Aug. 8. In about 19 days I have seen it three times. You should see it too. This is not some lame-ass, ridiculous portrayal of that Saturday morning cartoon from (whenever it started). I recall hearing about an original TMNT movie going back about 15 years or more. The only thing I now remember is that former rap icon Vanilla Ice was in it. For some people at the time, that was actually plenty of reason to want to see that movie.
#TMNT2014 blows that one to hell and back again.
According to http://www.fandango.com, this movie got 51/2 out of 6 rating:
There is a version of #TMNT2014 in 3D. You will want to see this one.
This movie brings back memories of the Fall of the Foot Clan GameBoy video game from the early-mid 90s. There are a ton of references to the Foot Clan in this.
This movie was well worth the $10 admission price. I went into it not having a clue about anything about this movie, didn’t know the cast, didn’t know the storyline, did not even know how long it was. Now I want to go and see it over and over and over again.
Thank you very much Nickelodeon Films!
The masterpiece starts off with Megan Fox, playing a reporter with Channel 6 in New York City. She is an ambitious reporter. She starts to question someone who doesn’t reveal too much to her. Fox of course plays April O’Neill.
Fox stands out in this movie for a whole ton of reasons.
Megan Fox is beautiful, everybody knows that, that isn’t news. What is news is that in this movie she can actually act. That same cannot be said in other works she has done, such as Transformers and Jennifer’s body.
I don’t even really like her, but in #TMNT2014, she is beautiful. I have never been able to say that before. Not just her looks, she adds a whole lot to the film. There are several scenes where she is really really good (the chamber scene when she arrives to help, she is awesome). I have never seen her as an asset or strength in most of her previous movie roles, however in #TMNT2014, she is probably by far, the best character in the movie. In this movie, she is dating Will Arnett. Even in the movies, this should not happen.
Fox is also the most high-profile cast member. Goldberg, Arnett and William Fichtner come close but neither are anywhere near as impressive as she is. Johnny Knoxville’s name is in the credits for doing the voice of Leonardo (it is really hard to tell that it’s him). Fox is almost smoking hot in the final sequence of the movie, when she screams at The Shredder…wow!
Other notable cast inclusions are:
Whoopi Goldberg as Fox’s box at Channel 6 and Knoxville supposedly provides the voice for Leonardo.
This movie would have been easy to fuck up, really fuck up, but they didn’t. The first time I saw this was last Friday and during the scene of the wild goose change down snowy mountain, I remember thinking to myself that the only human being on the planet that could come up with this stuff is Michael Bay. There are some real Michael Bay-like action scenes in this movie. It is phenomenal. I didn’t know that #TMNT2014 was one of his projects but I sure as hell do now! It’s like he turns this whole thing from a little kid’s masterpiece into something pretty much suitable for the entire family. Even Shredder from the right angle looks a lot like Bumblebee from the Transformers. There is something in here for everyone. Megan Fox (for the boys and men lol), the turtles themselves (for the little kids and the guys who live like little kids lol), the action scenes which for the most part involve heavily-armed combat (for those of us that love it), it’s got a wicked storyline, most of it is pretty realistic (for those who enjoy trying to piece everything they just saw together, on the way home from the theatre , it also has an amazing soundtrack. I have been meaning to tweet how much I love the piece put together by Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa. It’s called Shell Shocked and it’s awesome…..AND as if all of that beautiful stuff that I listed above is somehow not enough for you….you need to get your heads checked!! JK. You need to go and see this movie in 3D. You may feel like a dork wearing those 3D glasses that they give you at the door, but man that movie is awesome in 3D.
Here is a YouTube.com link to Shell Shocked:
The only part I thought was a bit off was in the chamber when 3 of the 4 turtles were losing blood and Donatello told April to activate the adrenaline, not sure why there would be an option for adrenaline on these machines, should have had a big red ‘power off’ button or something…one second the turtles are losing conscienceness, the next they are fully functioning again….didn’t really make sense to me.
The only other than that is unbelievable is that Will Arnett’s character is dating Megan Fox’s character…even in the movies that shouldn’t happen!
Even for a giant rat, Splinter was freaky looking.
The fight down the snowy mountain scene was a great action sequence.
Overall it is 2 thumbs up to the producers and the directors for turning this story into something worth watching.
After seeing this movie, you will be in the mood for pepperoni pizza, I sure was.
Also after seeing this movie, I realized one thing: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are lying about their age!
Michaelangelo-wears the orange headband, and is the pizza-loving party animal
Leonardo-wears the purple headband, and is the leader of the group
Raphael-wears the red headband and is the asshole of the group
Donatello-wears the blue headband, is the nerd (genius) of the herd.