Sunday, August 24, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Review Trailer : Cowabunga

Nostalgia was on the high when I sat in front of the silver screen ready to watch the revamped version of the Teenage Mutants Ninja Turtles. I remembered the time when I used to draw, poorly though, the four heroes in a half shell, master splinter and shredder in my scrap book.
The movie was refreshing with a lot of effort being put to characterization. I loved Michaelangelo and Leonardo to some extent but found Splinter, Raphael and Donatello to be quite different from what I recall them to be. April O'Neal however was never as hot as Megan Fox's version, so I was really pleased with that part of the movie. Overall the characters were given a lot of thought and the humor was utterly enjoyable.
The story, being different from the one that most of us have been brought up with, was a little disappointing as it took away the logic of why splinter could compete with master shredder. The thought of a self taught splinter and hence not very certified ninja turtles was also not very convincing. There could've been a lot more mystery and grandeur incorporated into the story if the original story was kept.
The acting was good overall. The production value was very impressive with great 3D effects and good special effects. The camera work was swift and captured the action perfectly. The direction and the costumes were commendable and really brought the four heroes alive.
I urge the general audience to give it a watch and especially take the kids to see it. To all the turtles fans.. "You will definitely remember your early years and the way the turtles brought you joy and excitement". COWABUNGA!!