Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 5

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THE latest installment of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) colourfully busts out of the darkened sewers as the ninja’s are drawn out into the big wide world with a racy action packed flow that will hold the attention of diehard fans of this franchise for an unoriginal battle with their arch nemesis Shredder and his minions. Thanks to CGI tech when the present pumped up martial art weapon wielding versions of the favorite reptiles and humans interact on screen there is a little difference that gives way that you are actually not watching real turtles.

We gawked down this flick and our minds could not help it but sway towards Ang Lee’s Hulk as far as the visual details of the Turtles are concerned. While we were at it the plot gently swung us further in the direction of Ang Lee’s Hulk for reasons of plot as well; in another respects we could not help it but also see, peering right back at us in the horizon of super hero universes, Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Surely plot wise the film could have done better. It seems these days to explain away the origins of superhero superpowers there is a fallacy to link that phenomenon to the hero’s genetics (any way how else could it be explained away?). But in any case as far as action and visual effects spectacles goes the film is watchable, however nestle with fan loyalty this is its only draw card. Perhaps the 2016 outing will introduce a new nemesis and a new storyline if we were to wish away the floppy plot on the grounds of this feature being a reboot. Cowa Bunga …DUDE!

TMNT scores a 2 dEF’Point out of 5 {**\\\}.


4 March
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