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TMNT (2007)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  23 March 2007 (USA)
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When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent turtles must reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it.

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After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles are needed more than ever, but Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo have become lost and direction less. Leonardo has gone to Central America, on the orders of the martial arts master and father figure Master Splinter, for training. Donatello and Michelangelo have started small businesses in Leonardo's absence. Meanwhile, strange things are happening in New York City. An army of ancient creatures threatens to take over the world and the Turtles must unite again to save it. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for animated action violence, some scary cartoon images and mild language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£948,791 (UK) (23 March 2007)

Gross:

$54,132,596 (USA) (15 June 2007)
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TMNT 2 would have loosely adapted the Turtles' 13-part comic book saga City At War: Michelangelo feels like the "odd man out" among his brothers, not being taken seriously. With the best of intentions, the character runs away and joins the Foot Clan, donning a black bandanna. Meanwhile, the Turtles travel to Japan and cross paths with Karai in an adventure resulting in the return of their arch nemesis, Shredder. TMNT 3 would have featured the Triceratons as well as the Technodrome's arrival from Dimension X, with Donatello being a catalyst for these events. Munroe wanted Michael Clarke Duncan to voice the Triceraton's leader, Commander Mozar. He even had poster designs already in mind for TMNT 2 ("a wet city street, by a manhole cover, Mikey's orange bandanna lying on the ground") and its sequel ("the Technodrome with the Turtles very small in the foreground"). See more »

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While April is going through the jungle in the beginning, she sticks her sword between her backpack and her back. However, the sword keeps disappearing and reappearing, and/or keeps changing sides. See more »

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Narrator: Four turtles. Four brothers. Genetically reborn in the sewers of New York. Named after the Renaissance masters and trained as ninjas.
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Lights Out (Chris Vrenna Remix)
Written by Sonny Sandoval (as Paul Sandoval), Noah Bernardo Jr., Mark Daniels and Jason Truby
Performed by P.O.D.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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An Excellent Return For The Half Shelled Heroes
19 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It appears that 2007 is going to be '80's Revival Year' with both The Turtles and The Transformers making their return to the big screen. I was very sceptical of a CGI redux of the Turtles especially as a child the live action movie was a Friday night staple but I can happily say that TMNT is the best Turtles film yet and one of the most entertaining films I've seen so far this year.

Writer/Director Kevin Munroe clearly respects what has gone before in regards to Turtles canon and has crafted an original tale that can happily satisfy both newcomers and die-hard fans who's childhood was crafted around the 4 reptilian martial artists (me!).

The film is a semi sequel to the first Turtles film with Shredder defeated, but things have not gone well for the brothers. The Turtles are divided - Leonado has gone to S.America to hone his leadership skills at Splinter's behest, Donatello is stuck in a tech support phone in job, Michaelangelo has taken to performing at children's parties and Raphael..................well always the hot head, Raph has taken to being a solo vigilante, The Night Watcher, trying to recapture past glories but without his family's knowledge.

However an ancient curse featuring monsters, a resurgence in the Foot Clan and a mysterious millionaire is going to be the brother's biggest challenge....if they can get past their problems with each other.

CGI cartoons have become a staple these days with every studio and their dog producing them. TMNT however stands head and shoulders above them by being a film that both adults and kids will love. It's not a happy-go-lucky film with cute furry talking animals - there is fraternal angst as Raphael is finally fed up with following rather than leading and Leonado is forced to reasses his role as leader of the group. The scenes between the two are as dramatic as anything you'd find in a adult drama and when the two comes to blows there are serious reprecussions.

Munroe has made certain changes though. April O'Neil is no longer a reporter but a Lara Croftesque antique dealer aided by former vigilantee and now 'live in' boyfriend Casey Jones. I expected this to be a shocking mistake but it worked mainly due to the fact that these are the characters you know and love. Casey, like Raphael is also keeping up the crime fighting despite April wanting him to grow up.

This unique family need each other to survive and love each other no matter and have to realise that if they're not there for each other, then they are nothing.

The voice cast is amazing with the Turtles voiced by unknowns but famous voices such as Patrick Stewart, Mako, Chris Evans and Zhang Ziyi give the film an A-list film. Even without them though, the animation is first class and at no point do you think is nothing more than a film made by people who love the Turtle brothers.

You may find it crazy, but this in my eyes was a 5 star film. A wonderful animated film, a gripping brotherly drama and an entertaining martial arts epic. Even the Turtles new lean look worked well, something that had previously worried me, as they flip and jump through New York and battle The Foot and the ancient monsters.

Hopefully this film will do well at the box office, as like Batman Begins the ending hints at an old nemesis returning in the sequel............and that's something I can't wait to see.


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