Thursday, 5 March 2015

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Now, THAT’S Fun … !

5th March, 2015.

You know, it’s not often I do this.

No, really.

I don’t: not often.

Which has possibly got you wondering what the HELL I’m talking about, hasn’t it?

Well, if you hadn’t guessed, it’s not that often I watch two films in the space of the one week.

This week?

This week, I have, though.

What’s more … ?   The two films in question are both very good: and very different.

Monday … ?   Well, on Monday, I managed to catch the murky — and really, very good — Australian horror film, The Babadook.

Tonight, on the other hand … ?

Tonight, though, I caught something else I’d been meaning to watch.

The 2014 release that is … Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

It’s as different from The Babadook as a film can be.

Just as good: but very different … and a lot of fun.


Set in an alternative modern day New York, the film opens with a voice — one we identify, later — given a lecture to four unseen listeners: listeners living, it seems, in the sewers and tunnels under the city of New York.

Above ground … ?

Above ground, the city is being plagued by a crime wave: seemingly inflicted on it by an organised group, calling itself the Foot clan.

Various Foot actives … ?   Are obviously being heavily followed by the media: including April O’Neill, a junior reporter fro Channel Six.

One who’s been given only minimal information from one interview subject, at the start of the film.

Later that day … ?   April goes back to the dock: to witness a Foot raid on the place, when she gets there.

AND what looks like a vigilante: managing to foil the raid.

It’s only later, when April is caught in a Foot raid — to capture hostages — on a New York Underground station she sees what she misses, in that first encounter.

There’s not one vigilante.

There’s four.

And the vigilante’s aren’t exactly … human … 


Now … ?

Fun … ?

Abso — bloody — lately!!!!!!

OK, granted, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got quite a few Razzies.

And bad reviews.

Which I think is looking at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in very much the wrong way.

Speaking personally, that is!


Do NOT watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, expecting a great film: if you want murky psychology, rent The Babadook

Instead, watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles if you want to see great fight scenes, unbelievable action sequences, and hear some of the funniest one liners going.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles won’t disappoint.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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