While fans of the series might love the film, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an overlong episode that transcends its welcome.
There are no spoilers in this review of the Netflix film Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie.
We’ve brought with us the latest installment of our favorite ninja turtles in the form of the upcoming animated film Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie hits Netflix on Friday. Is it worth watching the film? Let’s dive in.
The film begins with a massive chain of events in which Casey Jones rescues Leonardo from battle. Leonardo tells Casey that they need to send him back in time to find the key to stop The Krang. We then see Leonardo fend off some villains, which takes Casey back in time.
One thing we can count on in a Turtles movie is that Raphael talks about how he’s the boss and everyone else gets mad and he fights with them. If we had a TMNT movie that didn’t have that, it wouldn’t be normal, I swear. When we switch to Casey Jones he is chasing April O’Neil who takes him to the Turtles who don’t believe he was sent back in time. However, Splinter says he remembers who The Krang is and believes him. The Krang kidnapped Raphael, forcing the Turtles to team up with Casey to hunt and rescue him.
I’m not sure where to start. I loved the story because we know the mission, what the turtles had to do and how they would try to complete it. However, I’m unfamiliar with the Nickelodeon show and didn’t realize they made the TMNT an absolute JOKE. Yes, the Turtles are supposed to be fun, wacky, and over the top, but THAT, that’s a complete embarrassment to what I grew up with. Besides, what on earth did they do to Splinter? Is he a complete prankster now? Why?
Another thing I didn’t love was the animation. While it does have some highlights of the turtles we all loved growing up, the changes are just plain bad. I didn’t like the animated film as it looked incredibly cheap and cheesy. I was just so disappointed with the presentation.
The only redeeming good character change for April was O’Neil. I loved what they did with her character and that she’s not just a reporter. She kicks butt and takes names, just like the Turtles. I was also a huge fan of the people who voiced the Turtles, but I wish they would have given them better dialogue when they weren’t in the middle of a fight.
All in all, the film isn’t bad at all. It’s only completely rough around the edges. I’m sure fans of the Nickelodeon series will enjoy watching, and good for them. But I was disappointed in so many things about the film that I couldn’t enjoy it.
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