Critics and fans alike have bashed the new 'Ninja Turtles' franchise. In an effort to not say how TMNT didn't live up to it's potential, a blatant apophasis, I will say that I the movie pulled off a number of praise-worthy things. Here's my top 10 list of the reasons fans should love the new 'Ninja Turtles' movie.
5. Motion capture turtles looked terrific
The new motion capture turtles look terrific. The turtles look so real you can touch them. The scaly rough skin and the softness of their shell are all works that make the turtles feel real. If I didn't know about motion capture or CGI I would've believed they existed. There were a couple of pinch-me moments in the final act when we saw a wide shot of the turtles running towards shredder. The turtles looked completely realistic, as if someone was wearing 6 foot tall turtle costumes. This is CGI at it's finest. I consider this a bigger feat than Avatar.
4. Ugly turtles were not a factor
Despite the shock that audiences received when they saw the ugly turtles for the first time in the trailers, watching them on the big screen in full context was a different story. The turtles actually looked adorable, fun and massively cool when put with characterization and context into the story.
3. William Fichtner is no Shred-head
While rumors of roles circulate the internet, the idea of Fichtner being Shredder was not a rumor. He actually said it himself,
“I play Shredder. It’s cool. It’s one of those things that came along where I thought, ‘Really? Let me think about this for a minute.’ [Laughs] Then I was like, ‘Yeah, OK, this sounds like a journey.’ I’m very glad that it worked out, I’m really glad that I’m doing it.”
Said Fichtner. Check out my original article below for the full review of this breaking information. The truth is that Shredder is Japanese and actually speaks Japanese, remaining true to the turtles spirit.
While it is uncertain why Fichtner made such a misleading statement, fans were livid until the movie released. The blame fell on Michael Bay's shoulders.
2. No alien turtles
Another rumor was that the turtles would be aliens from outer space. This made the fans even more angry as they imagine turtles being transported on a space ship. The reality, the ooze came from outer space. This was not shown but mentioned which was even better.
Are they aliens? "No", says April O'neil in the movie.
1. Better than 'Transformers 4'
While fans hated Michael Bay for getting involved and for the movie not living up to it's predecessors. Rotten Tomatoes has Transfomers 4 at 18% while Ninja Turtles slightly better at 20%. There is one thing people can't deny, is that it is better than Michael Bay's 'Transformers 4'.
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