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TMNT

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Warner Bros.

TMNT

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
86 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/23/07
performer:
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ziyi Zhang
director:
Kevin Munroe
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Kevin Munroe
genre:
Animation, ActionAdventure

We gave it a C+

Long ago, I knew the theme song to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series by heart; I lined up for the 1990 live-action epic on opening night. So it burns to report that this all-CG reboot is missing the goofy excitement of the old TMNT. By way of meager update, our green crime-busters now fight a messy panoply of villains and monsters instead of the fearsome Shredder, and sidekick April O’Neil (the voice of Sarah Michelle Gellar) trades in her yellow pantsuit for 21st-century Lara Croft gear. Also: not enough pizza. C+