Sunday, April 15, 2007

Movie of the Week - TMNT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles - TMNT
Staring: Chris Evans, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mako, Patrick Stewart, Mitchell Whitfield, Ziyi Zhang, James Arnold Taylor, Mikey Kelley, Nolan North

Premise: The ninja turtles are back! Leonardo has been gone a year on some solitary training to become a better leader. Meanwhile, the other three brothers have been trying to cope as best they can, taking up part time jobs. All this changes, when a planetary alignment which occurred over three thousand years ago, comes upon the world once more. Working through some internal issues, the turtles are once more thrown into having to save the world.

Review: This movie is a must for any fans of TMNT. The CGI work is utterly AWESOME! The one scene where the rain falls on the back of Rafael's armor was amazing. Comedy and angst, action and combat, way too much fun. Shredder is even mentioned and a couple of hints of possible things to come. This, unfortunately is also Mako's last film. He died during the making. He will be mised. Also, the same CGI company that did the film, has possible future plans to do a production on the Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman (Aka Battle of the Planets - no 7-Zark-7)! After seeing their faithfulness to the TMNT, I am definitely hoping they get to do KNG as well! ***1/2!

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