This sweet movie made me feel extremely nostalgic, as my 30 year old daughter was just a kid when the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie was released. In fact she grew up with the lovable pizza eating grand master turtles. Three decades on, I can unashamedly say that even without having a kid to use as an excuse to go and see the sequel, I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful 3D movie.
The movie begins with Channel 6 reporter, April O’Neil, (played by Megan Fox) hot on the heels of a big news story involving a gang calked the Foot Clan, who have been terrorising the people of New York. Believing that something big is going down at the docks, the intrepid April, goes down to the docks one night and witnesses the Foot Clan unloading cargo. She attempts to film the goings on, but it’s too dark. Suddenly, she sees someone, or something, emerge from the shadows, and she sees the gang members being stealthily taken out, one by one, by the silhouette.
Sadly none of her colleagues believe her!
April witnesses another attack at a subway station and encounters the same vigilante, accompanied by 3 others this time. When she attempts to photograph them, they see her and warn her not to tell anyone of their existence. She discovers they are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello and Leonard!
April realises that this is not the first time she has crossed paths with the turtles and her chance encounter sends her off on a wild adventure, which sees her and the turtles thwarting an attempt to infect the city with a deadly virus and hold the people to ransom by selling the antidote which the bad guys intend to harvest from the Turtles.
Prepare for lots of laughs, some sad moments, some tense moments and some heart-warming moments, when good eventually triumphs over evil and the story ends happily ever after!
The movie was based on the franchise of the same name and was directed by Jonathan Liebesman, produced by Nikelodean Movies and Platinum Dunes, and Distributed by Paramount Pictures.
The film releases on 17 October, at cinemas countrywide, and is classified 7-9 PG.
This is family entertainment at its best, so grab the kids, get your popcorn and prepare for a couple of hours of fun!