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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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Meet the new face of justice. See more »


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

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Trivia

During the movie, the Shredder says "Tonight I dine on turtle soup", his trademark line from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredded & Splintered (1987). See more »

Goofs

The time-stamp on the footage of the un-mutated turtles in the lab says 1999, which matches the chronology of the film. When we are shown the young April taking this footage in a flashback, she is taking the footage on a bluetooth-enabled digital camcorder, which would not have been available then. The camcorder is also a MicroMV camcorder. MicroMV was not invented until 2001. A MiniDV, Digital8, or even an analog camcorder would have been more period-accurate. 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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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: Michelangelo and Raphael hide from people by blending into a Victoria's Secret billboard. See more »

Connections

References Bloodsport (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Together
Written by Gary Bonner (as Garry Bonner) and Alan Gordon
Performed by The Turtles
Courtesy of Flo & Eddie, Inc.
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A Movie Aimed for the New Generation
17 August 2014 | by SpoodermanDerpSee all my reviews

Now before I begin this review let me clear the fact that this MOVIE is aiming for the new younger audience. This movie is not focusing on aiming for the fans of the past generation. So lets look at it this way.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is directed by Jonathan Liebsman and Produced by Michael Bay. It stars Megan Fox as April O'Neil, and 4 turtles who don't look that good with the CGI. With this kind of set up, its already predictable that this would be a disaster.

As I watched this movie in a theater packed with a tremendous amount of children. I guess I could say, this movie was entertaining for me. The stars of the movie are, hands down the Turtles especially Mikey. They stole the movie in every scene they were in, and I would watch a 1 hour movie with just all of them goofing around and making jokes. However, in fact the movie often negates the fact that the turtles are the main subject in this movie, it circles it's story mostly around April O'Neil. As for her character, I found her annoying at many times. And because Michael Bay has something to do with this movie, Megan Fox had to do scenes for the "benefit' of Bay as usual. Going back to the turtles, I think that they had nailed them and captured everything that we loved about them, the movie is worth watching because of them. The Villains are one of the weak points of this film. Shredder is a very dull, boring and predictable villain. He is only there for what I believe is fan service. Other than that, his motives are unclear and the reason he is in this movie is for the battle scenes.

As for the story, it is filled with unbelievable amounts of cliché. Because of this, I had no choice but to be irritated at times or sometimes these scenes gave no effect to me whatsoever even if the main intention of the scene was entirely different. The evil plot of the villain, was downright cringe worthy, plot holes were circling from there and there. . Clichés and plot holes aside, the story is what I would imagine for children and all of us were to look it that way, then I guess I could say the plot was alright I guess. The action sequences were just OK, there were some that were interesting and some that was incredibly DIFFICULT to watch. I know Michael Bay didn't direct this, but My God. Every Michael Bay action-cliché is in this movie. The Slow Motion, Explosions, Attractive Women and the incredibly shaky camera. I almost felt dizzy watching some of the action sequences.

At the end of the day, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a great movie to watch if you want bonding times with your kids or if you're totally high or craving for some pizza. In my opinion, it won't ruin your childhood, in fact it might even remind and bring back old memories of your childhood, with the many references being made in this movie. The kids will love this movie and I recommend everyone to bring pizza while watching it.

A dull and boring villain, a mediocre plot filled with a massive amount of clichés and Michael Bay style action sequences. without the Turtles, this movie would be pure trash.

Verdict: 6.5/10


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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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