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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (BluRay): Review

The Film

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back. Once again telling the story of their origin, and how the four turtles and their master came to be. They soon meet up with reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox), saving her as she tracks a new story.

With the turtles’ secret existence now known to April, they adventure begins as they help her take down a notorious criminal gang, who are stealing Mutagen, to be weaponised for evil purposes.

They story comes full circle, as the plot twists unfold. The plot may be slightly complex for the age level the film is aimed at, as it feels like there are two stories running in parallel here; a story of taking down an evil criminal gang, which older audiences would enjoy, and then a younger story, one showing the Ninja Turtles. This younger story does have it’s silly, immature moments, and feels almost like they Turtles are forcing a gangster persona, which soon becomes a bit old and annoying.

Overall, it’s an enjoyable film, if you can get past the obvious childish antics, aimed at a younger audience, with the hope of selling merchandise at a later stage.

Disc And Bonus Features

The disc is encoded at a high bitrate, and so looks good on larger screens. Sound is encoded in Dolby Atmos, and so makes great use of any theatre system, from 5.1 to a full Atmos setup.

There are sadly no bonus features on this disc, which is a pity, due to the long life of the Ninja Turtles story. Many fans would have loved some further information in to how their heroes have changed over the years.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is available now, for purchase on disc, in South Africa.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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