23 March 2007

TMNT Has Arrived

Feel free to share your thoughts on this new film here.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Movie


Anonymous said...

Going tomorrow to see it......should be, no wait, it better be good.

j said...

Just saw it. I went in with pretty low expectations and I thought it was actually pretty good. I thought the animation was pretty good and there were some cool fight scenes.

Chip Chief said...

so, better than the live action? who exactly was the bad guy?

j said...

Well I really enjoyed the live action at the time, but having seen the first live action again recently, I would say that the fighting in this one was much better. More actually fighting and less hitting people with frying pans. Defintely having Patrick Stewart and Sarah Michelle Gellar lend their voices is a step up from the original films in term of established stars.

As to the bad guy...there's a rich guy who brings some stone generals to life to capture some alien monsters with the help of the Foot clan. So the turtles fight with most of the above.

Shiro said...

Ok, I have a very different take. I didn't start my interest in the turtles with the 80's cartoon, I was already too old for it. I started with the original comic. Black and white, the occasional drink, and a few swear words thrown in for good measure. I thought the live action movies, (especially the first) were a good hybrid of the cartoon and original comic, but there was still a whole lot more there for the kiddies than those of us from the old days.

While this movie may still be a hybrid, the heart and soul of the original comics carried through much, much better this time around. The bread and butter of this movie is the story of a broken family. Screw the fighting, screw the lame sci-fi/fantasy conflict storyline. The inter-familial dynamics of the core group is spot-on, especially between Raph and Leo. The fight they go through with each other was very intense, not the moves so much, but the emotion. Fantastic.

This movie was MUCH better than I expected, and I can't wait to see it again.