TMNT (2007 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.2|5.0 Starsììì

TMNT—CGI animated—portrays the Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles as disbanded and deactivated when the usual, trite circumstance of a threat from another realm to earth’s security reunites them into a cohesive team. The film, supposed to push the Ninja Turtle envelope, becomes a poor, unofficial continuation of the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action theater series. It fails partially due to corny and hackneyed script dialogue, but mostly due to its lack of imagination and innovative story line.

Storyline

The four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have separated and are in pursuit of their own separate lifestyles when they find they need to band together again to fight 13 monsters, 4 immortal generals, and 1 dangerous immortal leader.

Additional Thanks

Good Work for Director Kevin Munroe. Thank you to Executive Producers Frederick U. Fierst, Francis Kao, Peter Laird, and Gary Richardson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Casey (voice of Chris Evans), April O’Neil (voice of Sarah Michelle Gellar), Splinter (voice of Mako), Diner Cook (voice of Kevin Smith), Winters (voice of Patrick Stewart), Karai (voice of Zivi Zhang), Narrator (voice of Laurence Fishburne), Donatello (voice of Mitchell Whitfield), Leonardo (voice of James Arnold Taylor), Michelangelo (voice of Mikey Kelley), Raphael/Nightwatcher (voice of Nolan North), and Colonel Santino (voice of John DiMaggio).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The new movie does not compliment or enhance anything of the original 1987 series and comes off as bland and uninspired.

Ben Meyers

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