This is going to sound odd, but I think that TMNT is the most enjoyable movie I’ve watched in 2007. It’s just that good. For everyone who was bashing me about not really liking 300 all that much, I present to you the case for a good action comedy flick. It’s got the right amount of humor, drama, action, and just a tinge of romance thrown into the mix.
What really draws you in about the movie is how fleshed out the characters are. Donatello’s the genius doing tech support to earn a living, Michaalangelo’s earning money being a clown, Raphael’s the hotheaded borther doing vigilante work at night, and Leonardo…well, Leo’s off doing training in south america or something, becoming the “ghost of so and so forest” and pulling a batman on April O’Neil. The sense of family is as real as a CGI movie can make it, and I totally buy the fact that Raphael would have issues when Leonardo comes back to lead team. Oh and a sort of spoiler alert, things get really exciting once tempers start flaring and we finally find out who’s the better fighter.
The plot was semi ludicrous, I didn’t buy that the Turtles would all go to pieces just because Leo left, but it’s ok. I LOVED this movie. The Turtles have become relevant again in a way the revamped cartoon series never achieved, and towards the end there were hints of a sequel. As long as it’s done by the same group who put this together, I’m on the TMNT bandwagon.
WATCH IT NOW NOW NOW!