--MIGHT BE SOME SPOILERS BELOW--
just got back from watching TMNT.
The turtles themselves, i actually enjoyed. a little heavy on the michelangelo tom-foolery, but overall, the turtles were a good time.
as for the rest of the movie... pretty terrible. the sound effects and visual effects were just a total rip-off of transformers. Shredder was quite literally, a transformer. i knew the movie was going to look a lot like a michael bay film, i get that, but i was really surprised at how heavy this film borrowed from transformers.
the story. how far out of left field did they have to go? pretty far. come to find out, april o'neil essentially had the turtles and splinter for pets in a lab before she rescued them from a fire and set them loose next to a sewer drain. she then, by chance became a reporter and, again, by chance, mistakenly uncovered the secrets of the ninja turtles. oh my effing god. seriously.
and look, i understand things that can never happen in real life can happen in movies. that's the beauty of movies. but a tractor/trailer and 4 hummers in pursuit of one another, blowing **** up, all the while GOING DOWN A SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAIN for about 15 minutes of the movie, dodging all trees, all rock ledges and out-running an avalanche has got to be one of the most ridiculous things i've ever seen in cinema. ever.
if there's one thing megan fox can do, it's be beautiful and sexy at all times, no matter what's happening. and that includes looking like she just got out of a make-up chair after she's been chased in a sewer, thrown around in a sewer and practically blown up in a sewer.
so yeah, there's some of the things worth mentioning. again, i'm really surprised i enjoyed the turtles as much as i did. but the rest of the movie is awful.