Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rock the big screen [Review]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rock the big screen [Review]

The latest comic book to be adapted for the big screen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ( TMNT), offers a different kind of superhero.

Shredder (Tohoru Masamune) and his Foot Clan have been terrorising the city. The future looks pretty grim - until masked strangers come to the rescue. Reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox) discovers that the mysterious vigilantes are four turtles she saved from her father's lab when she was small. What's more, they've grown 6 feet tall, speak perfect English, and are ninjas trained by a mutated rat called Splinter (Tony Shalhoub).

April and her cameraman Vern (Will Arnett) must work with the turtle brothers to save the world from destruction.

TMNT has a decent if somewhat predictable storyline. Compared to the actors in turtle costumes of the 90s TMNT films, the CGI-animated turtles look awesome - although too heavy-set to pass for teenagers.

Although they look older than they should, these distinctive underground characters are still kids at heart: they're always up for some fun and music, even seconds before a deadly battle.

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This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Average plot, awesome turtles


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