Featuring Michael Bay’s typical fast-paced style and extravagant use of special effects, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a fun movie for all ages. With myriad fight scenes and Megan Fox as a main role, the audience remains entertained from the very beginning.
When April O’Neil, a struggling journalist, stumbles upon a group of teenage mutant ninja turtles, she sees an opportunity for a breakout story. The only problem is nobody will believe her. As she tries to investigate these mysterious creatures, the audience is exposed to the underground life of four incredibly successful lab experiments: Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo.
The Turtle’s return to the big screen is bound to evoke feelings of nostalgia for any ‘90’s child. Their appearances have been digitally enhanced to perfection, and their one-of-a-kind charisma is portrayed flawlessly. Overall, the acting in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is exceptional. The movie’s incorporation of both animated and real actors, a somewhat difficult tactic, rivals that of Space Jam. Megan Fox and Will Arnett are a great team supported by the charming teenage mutant ninja turtles.
Viewers looking for a film with hard-hitting morals and themes should be wary. The fun, light nature of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is kept throughout the movie. Although Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo’s qualities may be representative of the characteristics humanity finds most desirable, further themes are not as noticeable.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is certainly worthy of three stars on a five star scale. Its playful acting and action-packed scenes offer quality entertainment fit for all ages.