Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Review
Mention the term ‘reboot’ in some quieter circles of the internet and you’re liable for a pasting. The slightest hint that an older story is being retold causes people to lose their freaking minds. Mild mannered 30-somethings start proclaiming that their childhoods are being violated as if under an attack from a Viking horde, which of course is utter nonsense. So … Director Jonathan Liebesman has remade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and guess what?! It’s actually a fun action film, possibly even better than the 1990 version and, judging by the screaming nine year olds who were in my cinema, the only audience that matters seem to agree. This may not be the definitive Ninja Turtles experience, but it’s far from the worst thing that has had the Turtles name slapped on it over the years.
This film may not be every fan’s cup of tea, but it does at least capture the spirit of adventure that makes the Ninja Turtles such an endearing franchise. Whilst I wish that studios could make films which both capture the hearts of fresh young audiences as well as gratify the cynical peter-pan fanboys, the reality is it’s difficult to satisfy both camps. Give this film a chance and you may be surprised how much you actually enjoy yourself, and if not … just wait til the next reboot comes around the bend.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens in cinemas Thursday the 11th of September.
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