Almost 25 years after their last cinema outing the Turtles are back. Produced by Michael Bay (Transformers) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an action fest that will keep all but the most demanding teenagers happy.

Megan Fox stars as April O'Neil an enthusiastic reporter who is looking for her first big story. It's whilst out looking for that elusive scoop that she stumbles across the dreaded Foot Clan staging a robbery. It's when filming the events that she gets more that she bargains for and she sees the Ninja Turtles taking on the Foot Clan members. Surprise to say that her bosses think she's crazy when she try's to tell them that she's seen four six foot Ninja turtles. O'Neil then sets out on her own and comes across a conspiracy that involves the origin of the Turtles, her dead father and a plot to poison New York.

Turtles is pretty short on story, and if you've seen any of Bay's Transformers movies then you won't be surprised, but heavy on the action. Once the story is set up in the first forty or so minutes it's action all the way. There are a number of spectacular set pieces, the stand out scene where the turtles hurtle down a snow covered mounting in a runaway truck is jaw dropping, especially in 3D.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is never going to win any awards for its story telling or character development but if you're in the mood for a leave your brain at the door popcorn flick then you could do worse than spend some time with the heroes in a half shell. Cowabunga indeed.




Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (3D) (12a)

Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, K. Todd Freeman, Danny Woodburn, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Minae Noji

UK Release: Friday 17th October 2014  (Scotland 11th October)

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