Friday, August 29, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hollywood Film Movie review, Johnson Thomas, Rating: * * *

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hollywood Film Movie review, Johnson Thomas, Rating: * * *



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 #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles(Imax/3D/2D) Rating: * * * Super-hero turtles make a telling impact with super fast Ninjitsu moves and splendid action. The story though could have been better! #Viacom18 #AartuJadhav #MeganFox #WilliamFichtner #AlanRitchson #PetePloszek #JeremyHoward #NoelFisher #WillArnett #DannyWoodburn
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English Film review
Johnson Thomas       
Quick-fire action Reboot
Film:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
                                  
Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Rating: * * *

Running Time: 101 min.


Synopsis:Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay present this reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise with Wrath of the Titans' helmer Jonathan Liebesman directing. Megan Fox stars as ace reporter, April O'Neil, who encounters heroes in a half shell Raphael, Leonardo , Donatello, and Michaelangelo as they prepare to do battle with their arch-nemesis Shredder


Review:
This reboot from Paramount after acquiring the rights, makes a point of going into a full recap of the Ninja Turtles origin story and their epic conflict with deadly Foot Clan crime syndicate. The exposition plays on for a long time with Channel Six News anchor April(Megan Fox) investigating a city-wide crime wave in an attempt to be taken seriously by her bosses. After witnessing a mysterious vigilante stop a Foot Clan engineered robbery, she digs deeper and finds herself remembering a shadowy past involving her father and she, with ties to the shadowy superheroes Ninja Turtles – Leonardo(Johnny Knoxville) Raphael(Alan Ritchson) , Michelangelo(Noel Fisher) and Donatello(Jeremy Howard). And it takes a long time thereafter for the conflict to begin.
Never mind that though. Screenwriters Josh Appelbaum, Andre
Nemec and Evan Daugherty devote a large portion of the plot to April’s investigation and by the time the Turtles actually appear on screen you are restive. Flashbacks and dialogues reminiscing about the past make a strong pitch for future sequels but it doesn’t do much to ratchet up the enjoyment for this one. Once the action gets on board, it’s a thrill-a-minute slugfest. And it doesn’t take much to empathise with the warrior turtles. So when they are in trouble you feel for them.
The turtles have mutagens in their blood and that makes them fodder for Shredder’s  and Eric Sach’s plans to conquer the city/world. That gives enough room for some all-out shock and awe barrage of action.

The Turtles are bullet-proof, six-foot tall and equally strong, Foot leader Shredder (Tohoru Masamune) looks like a metal laden samurai and Turtles leader Splinter (Tony Shalhoub) the mouse looks a little freakish. The post-converted 3D projection is a bummer because this film really did not need it. Megan Fox looks great as usual too. The CGI is solid, the action is replete with instant payoffs.  So the real deal here is surely the pulverizing action that gets underway after the overly long exposition is done. It’s nostalgia driven no doubt but the thrills are strong enough to keep you engaged!

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