Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by PETER LAIRD and KEVIN EASTMAN with a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In one way, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a triumph for producer Michael Bay in that it is equally as godawful as his Transformers: Age of Extinction and a hit nonetheless."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"It's pretty much business as usual: one personality trait per turtle (with the most screen time for party-dude Michelangelo), lots of wisecracks, plenty of thin-crust product placement (Pizza Hut this time around), and even a last-minute cowabunga."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"Apparently designed as a Michael Bayhem gateway drug to hook the few kids considered too young for 'Transformers' movies, this grim and charmless update is about the last thing the culture needs: The 'Dark Knight' of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movies."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"The tone is light, the visual effects are outstanding and the unfairly maligned Megan Fox does a perfectly swell job at the centre of all the action in this heavy-hitting reboot of the cheesy 1980s mock-superhero phenomenon."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Something about a reptile in a ninja mask makes my heart sink."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"It's essentially a Transformers movie - a Michael Bay production complete with mass destruction, urban panic, white-hot lighting, inane quips, product placement, explosions and, well, Megan Fox."
‑ Christy Lemire, ChristyLemire.com
"Turtles fans might have been looking for their own Avengers. They get Alvin and the Chipmunks on performance enhancers and mass-market pizza instead. In Hollywood, history repeats first as farce, then as marketing."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Kinda fun and enjoyable despite its dubious pedigree, not because of it. I got the distinct feeling this movie deserved a better treatment than it got from its makers."
‑ Tim Martain, The Mercury
"IT'S hard to figure out what's the most annoying thing about this TMNT reboot."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
"A movie like this doesn't have to be serious to be good (or even just fun), but the people who make it have to take it seriously."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"I had to draw on my own ninja training and reflect intensively on the transitory nature of all phenomena, just to fend off the profound yearning for death."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles doesn't so much provide brainless enjoyment as it pummels the viewer into submission. "Shell-shocked" is a reasonable description of the experience."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"This is frankly disposable entertainment, but to some degree it's a welcome parody of earnest superhero movies like those directed by Christopher Nolan, which for all their self-importance are fundamentally just as silly."
‑ Jake Wilson, Sydney Morning Herald
"Michelangelo - or 'DJ Mikey' as he frustratingly demands to be known - harasses Fox's character, mentioning how she makes his shell harden (while she's unconscious, natch). He even wears a puka shell necklace, because he is the absolute worst."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"I've seen Real Housewives with greater range, and making Fox the film's emotional center is, in the words of another Arnett character -- a huge mistake."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Houston Press
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