Sound Off: Jonathan Liebesman's 'Ninja Turtles' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
August 8, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Cowabunga! They're back on the big screen! Originally created in 1987 by Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were first turned into a movie trilogy in 1990, as well as multiple animated TV shows, toy lines and much more, including another animated movie in 2007. Now Platinum Dunes takes a shot at bringing back the Ninja Turtles in live-action form with director Jonathan Liebesman at the helm, Megan Fox as April O'Neil, and an eclectic cast including four actors in suits playing the Turtles. But is it any good? At least the action? Or is it another disaster? Once you've seen it, post a comment with thoughts on Jonathan Liebesman's new TMNT.
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Editor's Note: I haven't seen the film yet as I wasn't able to catch a screening before leaving on a trip. Until I get the chance to see it myself, we'll fuel the fire with this excerpt from Ethan's review: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles doesn't make any sense, and is nothing more than a half-shell attempt to cash in on the reputation of the iconic crimefighters. Slick action, striking special effects and lead characters who stay true to the source material aren't enough to save this film from ultimately being an unfortunate waste of time and resources." That sounds much worse than I was expecting, but then again this seems like a tough one to get right even in this modern era of CGI and performance capture. Do you agree with Ethan or not?
What did you think of Liebesman's Ninja Turtles? Turtles are back! Or is it bargain bin trash?
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