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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles– What Do The Reviews Say?

Submitted by on August 8, 2014 – 12:54 pmNo Comment

The reviews for the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started rolling in last night, and they are predictably the opposite of “Cowabunga!” But the biggest complaint across many reviews seems to be that if the movie isn’t good, neither does it have the courtesy to be an unmitigated train wreck. It’s just kind of boring.

The Boston Globe’s Tom Russo writes that there are some laughs and some action, but  ”[o]therwise, the viewing ranges from competent to lifeless.” LA Weekly’s Amy Nicholson similarly observes, “in a film this generic,” it would have barely been noticed if the turtle’s had been a different species.

“Not out-and-out terrible enough to be completely dismissed, while also not particularly memorable either, perhaps the truest summation of the film is to say simply that the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is a movie that exists,” writes the LA Times’ Mark Olsen.

Several of the reviewers also note that the turtles themselves are pushed to the side to focus on Megan Fox’s April O’Neil, and her better assets. Perhaps as a result, the turtles individual personalities (the leader, rebel, clown, brains) are present, but not pronounced; several critics say the characters become difficult to distinguish.

Did you see TMNT? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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