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CEX Review: TMNT

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Did your know that CEX Gateshead has a fab range of DVD’s at unbeatable prices?  They have the best movies from the last 12 months (plus classic retro flicks too!) so you can catch-up on anything you’ve missed without breaking the bank.  Store manager, Alex, kindly loaned me Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) to review…

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Based upon the famous comic book franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles clashes humour with ninjas providing a film that is a pleasure to watch. Sure, this film was full of cringe moments, but it’s of the type that has our inner child laughing while our adult selves marvel at the special effects provided by the same team that animated the Transformers movies. It follows journalist April O’Neill (Megan Fox) as she witnesses a gang robbery and the first sighting of the turtles. From then on, O’Neill is inadvertently pulled into a swirl of events by the turtle’s mentor rat, Splinter (Danny Woodburn, Tony Shalhoub) revealing a serious threat to New York City and leaves her holding on for her life (literally). While the plot-line is fairly generic, the turtles are the reason you watch this film. Throughout, the turtles are consistently identifiable by their characteristic attitudes (and mask colours) while points are given for their casting choices. Hilarious one-liners light up the already bright, explosive-filled action scenes, attributable to Michael Bay’s (The Amityville Horror, Pain & Gain) involvement in the film’s production. If you’re looking for a film to while away a few hours during the holidays, this film has something for everyone.

photo 1[1] Review by Student Blogger, Carrie Brogden