Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is no Lego Movie. This adaptation of the classic kid’s cartoon doesn’t even try to come up with anything new; the reveal of the villain is half-hearted at best and, frankly, when he later divulges his evil plan, he may as well not have bothered.

However, it’s as solid as it is unoriginal: the jokes work and the plot moves along swiftly. Happily, it’s Will Arnett that gets shoved to the side, not Megan Fox, and the turtles are fully-evolved characters, delivering some truly touching moments alongside their pizza.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is uncomplicated fun, offering nothing new save for the sad novelty of seeing Megan Fox be treated like an actual human being.

RATING: 3/5


INFORMATION

CAST: Megan Fox, Will Arnett

DIRECTOR: Jonathan Liebesman

WRITER: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Evan Daugherty

SYNOPSIS: As Megan Fox’s plucky April races around New York City, she fights to thwart the evil Foot Gang, find out the truth behind her father’s death and uncover just what those shell-shaped vigilantes are…


We greatly appreciate that a free screening to this film was provided by Paramount Pictures and Substance PR.

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I'm a television trainee whose favourite film is either Speed or Before Midnight. My love of film has been carefully cultivated by my unending pretence that I’m in one and an accidental five year subscription to Empire magazine. Other than 'working in TV’ and writing for ORWAV, I spend my time guiltily watching noughties rom-coms on Netflix, moping over how bad Batman v. Superman was and playing acoustic covers of Lady Gaga on my guitar. Follow me on twitter if you like @olivialuder – my retweets are pretty cracking.