Everyone’s favourite childhood turtles are back and the man guiding their return is none other than Michael Bay so expect a lot of razzle dazzle and fireworks display to coat things. The good thing however is that despite the overall juvenility of the movie, it still retains a lot of what made the turtles so popular the first time around.
The plot is not an origins tale but it introduces the viewers to much of the elements that can be counted as one. There’s the intrepid reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox), there’s the Foot Clan and Shredder, there’s master Splinter and ofcourse the turtles. There’s also a character called Eric Sachs (William Finchter) who shares a history with April’s dad which involves the mutagen that helped spawn the turtles. Essentially the turtles take on the clan and Sachs along with some help from April and her incompetent sidekick Vernon (Will Arnett).
The animation is flawless though it would help if the camera were more steady but the turtles have been realised amazingly. Even the voice actors for most work brilliantly. However the other human characters are less than interesting along with the generic plot. Finchter is decent as the main bad guy but Shredder and the foot clan are nothing more than cannon fodder for the turtles. Megan Fox is well Megan Fox while Will Arnett is irritating to the core.
There are some decent action sequences such the one in the subway or the final one but the one’s on the snow mountains are a mess. The background score is filled with recognisable tunes but a bit of the turtles having fun in the elevator creating their own music is a hoot.
Fans should definitely check this out on the big screen at least once and you won’t be disappointed however avoid the horrible 3D if you can.view less