Finally watched this one. I have wanted to see it for a while, since the second movie came out. I only got around to it now, though. I was never a huge TMNT fan. I knew them, of course, and saw the old cartoons and movies. But I would look forward to other old properties than the ninja turtles.
Being an older movie, I’ll probably just have spoiler thoughts right in the main part of the post. So be aware!
I did enjoy the film. April was really the main character. I don’t know if its a budget thing or a Michael Bay thing or some other thing that makes studios prefer to put human characters in front. The main characters should be the turtles, but everything about them is related through April.
Megan Fox as April was fine. I did like the way she was involved. For the kind of enemies the ninja turtles fight, she could concievably help out. I also liked Will Arnett’s character. He was part of the movie just enough.
The film itself feels pretty simple, though. And the turtles are not given enough chances to show them grow. They do have character development, but it happens near the end of the movie and feels like it comes out of nowhere. I guess that’s the problem when we’re following April all the time.
I do like how each turtle has more individuality beyond just their weapons and mask colors. The turtles even have different body types, which is great. I did see one image that modified the turtles a bit to remove their nose. I think that would make them look much better.
The fight scenes in this movie are pretty fun, actually. They really take advantage of being mutant turtles to do things that normal people wouldn’t even try. I could also follow what was going on. The camera didn’t shake too much. It was good.
Talking about the bad guys of the movie, their plan seems ill thought out. Shredder looked pretty awesome and menacing. And I really liked his arm blades. Still, Shredder was barely a character. He was more of some evil wall that the main characters needed to get over to reach their goal.
I had fun with the movie. Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo, and Donatello was fun to watch. They had some nice interactions with April and Will Arnett’s character. And they had some great fight scenes. The movie is let down by the bad guys and the lack of development for the turtles.