Sunday, July 27, 2014
Review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Release Highlights Importance of Teamwork
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In the late 80s and into the 1990s Ninja Turtles were all the rage and could be found everywhere in comic books, on TV, in a movie, as action figure toys and even on backpacks, lunch boxes and lots of other licensed merchandise. I know I can still picture my four kids, who are now teens, wearing their Teenage Ninja Turtle t-shirts and pajamas, glued to the TV watched the series.
Thirty years after those iconic fighting turtles first arrived on the scene they're coming back to the big screen! That's right, the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #TMNT movie, which is rated PG-13, will be released in theaters and RealD 3D on August 8th.
This reboot classic which has endeared generations of audiences for three decades, is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters that Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman created with the screenplay written by Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Evan Daughter. It is produced by Michael Bay, who is well-known for the Transformers franchise, and is directed by Jonathan Lieberman of Wrath of Titans fame.
As fans will recall, the story centers around four loveable teenage turtles named after four great Renaissance artists: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael. Brotherly love is central to who these fellows are and how they work together as a team. Four heads really are better than one and they support and need each other in everything they do. That's such an important lesson that the newest generation of viewers, especially, will be learning from this fun summer film who will be watching with their parents who grew up with the original characters.
When the movie opens New York is under threat by the big bad guy Shredder and his Foot Clan crew. Things look rather hopeless until this motley foursome of skateboarding turtle brothers stumble onto the scene. Actually, when they pop their heads out of the manholes covering the sewers where they having been living.
Here's a sneak peek...
Before the heroic turtles from the sewer and the audience knows it the city is saved thanks to these unsuspecting heroes who have joined forces with gutsy reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and her always funny cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett). The cast also includes William Fichtner, K. Todd Freeman, Danny Woodburn, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Minae Noji.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8, in theaters and RealD 3D. To learn more, visit the official movie site. You can also stay up to date on everything about the #TMNT movie on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler.
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