The continued adventures of the four adolescent mutated turtles gifted in the art of the ninja, as they attempt to stop a mysterious evil that threatens to end the world. Ahhh yeah...the long awaited return of my generations childhood mutant heroes.
I don't really even know where to even start. I guess with the actors to get me rollin. Lets see... We got Patrick Stewart, Lawrence Fishburne, Kevin Smith, Chris Evans, and even Sarah Michelle Gellar as April O'Neil.
The plot was my biggest concern. The trailer looked a little too out of this world for me but in fact I fell into place rather quickly in order to enjoy the movie. The best parts and the parts we all came to see were those that involved the turtles as the turtles(does that make sense). Their struggles and laughs as a band of ninja night watchers and their issues of staying as a team of brothers.
Leo the troubled leader, Mike the partier, Don the genius, Raphael the rebel, Casey Jones the human sidekick, Splinter the wise old rat, and of course April in sexy yellow . I won't lie...it was exciting to see.
The animation was fine. I know we all know and love the live action but I think the filmmakers did a fine job in recreating the cartoon we saw on TV so long ago. Some of the scenes were definitely better than others of course. The animated rain was awesome!
None of the best scenes of the movie involved stars aligning or new found enemies which is probably where the movies week spots are. But the best scenes of the movie involved Mike on his skateboard, Ralph as the Nightwatcher, Ralph and Leo's fight in the rain, or Don as a 24 hour technical assistant. If the movie would've had a little more pepperoni on the pizza it might have been better I'll be the first to admit. But just plain cheese will do the trick for now.
You might be saying..."Shea, why settle for second best?"
I reply, "I'll just settle for turtles for now and when it's my turn me and Adam will make the darndest TMNT movie you ever did see."
When I called Adam after the movie to see what he thought his response was, "I smiled the whole time."
Thats what it's all about folks.