Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
  • Time: 101 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy
  • Director: Jonathan Liebesman
  • Cast: Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Johnny Knoxville, Whoopi Goldberg


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.


  • Given the pathetically low advertising done for this movie, I had pretty low expectations going in last night. My 14 year old daughter came with me. (I think she went out of pity so I wouldn’t be going alone!) What a surprise! The jokes were funny and well timed. The action was well carried out and not done just for the sake of having a fight scene. Nothing seemed forced or trying too hard. They really did a nice job.

    Megan Fox’s April is a tough girl looking to make it as a New York City reporter. Fox’s acting is spot on and the pace at which she learns about the Turtles makes the whole thing as believable as it can be for someone meeting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 🙂 Here’s something that made this movie terrific. The Turtles themselves were the most differentiated and developed characters that I’ve seen in any of the movies. The acting, script, and great costumes all contribute to letting you see their personalities and quirks in ways that I felt the previous films felt short on. I love the original movie but in this, their voices, height, mannerisms, etc., were all paid attention to and the movie took the time to let each of them become their own character. It is a great re-introduction to their individual personalities.

    To her great surprise, my daughter loved it too. I am not sure why the studio doesn’t seem to be marketing this film to the next generation.

    It’s a winner in my opinion! Go and enjoy!

  • Bright, shiny and thoroughly nonsensical, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is a nonetheless surprisingly enjoyable piece of escapist claptrap. For those unfamiliar with either the comic books, the animated television series or the 1990 live action film, the crimefighting turtles were a result of a lab experiment and raised in New York’s sewer systems by Splinter (Danny Woodburn, voiced by Tony Shalhoub), a wise rat serving as their father figure.

    Trained in the art of ninjutsu, the six-foot-tall quartet comprised of de facto leader Leonardo (Pete Ploszek, voiced by Johnny Knoxville), bad boy Raphael (Alan Ritchson), brainiac Donatello (Jeremy Howard), and fun-loving Michelangelo (Noel Fisher) battle the evil Foot Clan soldiers whose fearsome leader Shredder (Tohoru Masamune) is hellbent on taking over the world. Or at least New York City for a start.

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