dir. by Kevin Munroe
Genre: Action, sff
Script: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird
Cast: Chris Evans, James Arnold Taylor, Laurence Fishburne, Mako, Mikey Kelley, Mitchell Whitfield, Nolan North, Patrick Stewart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ziyi Zhang
Rated : 6 Stars
Come on now, who doesn’t love the “heroes in a half-shell”? The main reason I went to see this was that is was on at the right time, and of course the nostalgia reason. Plus I haven’t been to see an animated film in a while. And this looks fantastic. Visually it is really great.
The plot, characters, and dialogue are less impressive, but still make for a fun trip to the cinema. We don’t get any origin story, just a voice over to bring us up to date on what is going on with the turtles. Leonardo is off in the jungles of South America, supposedly learning to be a leader, or at least that was the reason Splinter sent him off. Luckily enough April is poking around, looking for some statue, when she finds him and tells him that things aren’t going to well without him.
Don’t worry, he eventually makes a return to the sewers, and then discovers that the statue April brought back has come to life. Or back to life. See, 3,000 years ago there was this… ah, you don’t really want to know the plot do you? It’s the turtles, how involved could it possibly be?
Everything that fans remember is there; Splinter being all wise and kick-ass, Michelangelo stuffing his face with pizza, Donatello working with techy-type things and the constant conflict between Leo and Raphael So there is plenty to keep your attention, and it is exactly what it should be. A fun, entertaining film.