A Movie ReelTMNT: 3.5 out of 10.

In sports, you're often asked to take one for the team. Lean in to that inside pitch to get the base, dive in front of that cannonading slap shot from the point, sacrifice yourself for the benefit of the team.

Parenthood isn't much different. Today, I took one for the team. I fulfilled a promise I made to my five year old son and took him to see TMNT.

It was only 87 minutes, which is good, but it still managed to drag in parts and although it looked cool, the funny bits weren't funny enough and the action bits weren't exciting enough. My TMNT was definitely funnier and had better action sequences but I don't want to become one of those "things were better in my day" dads.

If you enjoyed the 1990 movie, I'll save you some coin and spell out the differences.

  • It's all CGI now
  • Splinter's accent is different and he looks like the Cheetos dude
  • April is a totally different character, no longer working as a reporter but looking and acting like Lara Croft
  • Michaelangelo's been dumbed down, Rafael's been angered up, Donatello is smarter than he was and Leonardo has morphed into the definite leader of the pack

Oh yeah, before I forget, you hear some Billy Talent early on when Michaelangelo performs at a birthday party. James, when you're old enough to read this, you owe your old man... big time.

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Jason Meltzer Patterson

I'm pretty sure Leo was always the leader at least in the original cartoon show it might have ben Raph in the movies.. and how could they possibly have made Mike dumber than he already was?

Meh who cares!

CGI bites

April 10, 2007 @ 9:46 PM

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