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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

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When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home.

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Jonathan Liebesman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Megan Fox ... April O'Neil
Will Arnett ... Vern Fenwick
William Fichtner ... Eric Sacks
Alan Ritchson ... Raphael
Noel Fisher ... Michelangelo
Pete Ploszek ... Leonardo
Johnny Knoxville ... Leonardo (voice)
Jeremy Howard ... Donatello
Danny Woodburn ... Splinter
Tony Shalhoub ... Splinter (voice)
Tohoru Masamune ... Shredder
Whoopi Goldberg ... Bernadette Thompson
Minae Noji ... Karai
Abby Elliott ... Taylor
Madison Mason ... Councilman
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Storyline

Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan. Written by Paramount Pictures

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The leader. The brains. The attitude. And Mikey. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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Platinum Dunes' first non-horror film. See more »

Goofs

April is Skyping a detective and he asked how she got his number. When you use Skype to call numbers you don't get a video chat. The only she could video chat like that was to call him on Skype and he would have to be on her skype contacts to do that. See more »

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[first lines]
Splinter: You are extraordinary, my sons. Unlike anything the world has ever seen. Bowed in greatness, destined to protect the people of New York! A dark force is growing: a criminal organization known as the Foot Clan, so named because they step over the good people of this city with no regard. Their leader, Shredder, will come at you with ferocity. His Foot Clan will outnumber you! The people of New York will look upon you as their only hope. Eyes focused! Elbows locked! Stance lowered! Be...
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The film opens with an animated montage, reminiscent of the original TMNT comics. The film title appears at the end, with Leo's katana slicing through that. See more »


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Hollaback Girl
Written by Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams
Performed by Gwen Stefani
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A movie potential that got wasted
8 August 2014 | by unimatrix972See all my reviews

I was never a big fan of TMNT, but the concept was always a unique one. Instead of the far east style of mutual cold looks and "Yaaa!" yells, while the tough good guy fights a cruel enemy, you get these "karate kids" who are in fact mutants and they fight the almost super-human villain.

You get the tension of they having to hide in the sewers as they are still being feared by us - regular people - and the realization that as much as we admire them we also want them on the research table. Add to that the character of April - a journalist who finds herself in triangle of conflict (up yours Louise Lane!): a journalist who uncovers secrets, the confident of the turtles and (in a way) the role of the mother, who would rush to danger to help them and protect them.

This could be a great platform for a good deep movie heavily spiced with great ninja action. But instead what did we get...

1) An absurdly idiotic storyline which kinda gives you the feeling that the story writing was revolving around the already shot action scenes.

2) Action sequences which appear to be copy paste from transformers and only replaced by turtles (I don't count shredder as he always looked like a robot).

3) The role of April is basically something I would put in "Little Pony", which is reduced to nothing more then a brain dead, incoherent (she's a goddamn reporter for crying out loud!) and basically doesn't contribute anything to the good cause.

On the plus side:

1) It was nice that they emphasized the uniqueness of each turtle beyond the color of the head band. Their entire gear is crafted to their different personalities.

2) In the past movies or TV series they were always turtles fighting in human style, in here for the first time they make use of their physical turtle attributes.

Bottomline, this movie could have been so much better, and it feels like it was a wasted opportunity. a reboot I might watch, but if there is a number 2 on the way, then yeah...I'm not giving it another 2 hours of my life.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja Turtles See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,575,105, 10 August 2014

Gross USA:

$191,204,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$485,004,754
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2.35 : 1
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