TMNT (2007) - Animation, Action, Adventure

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When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent turtles must reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Kevin Munroe
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Mako
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 26 out of 211 found boring (12.32%)

One-line Reviews (146)

The action is intense and what worse can happen?

Some parts were mildly entertaining but in general it was pretty dull.

This was also sadly the last film for the magnificent Mako and his gruff voice is always a welcome addition to any film but here he sounds rather bored and not sure of how to deliver the lines.

It's definitely more polished that its predecessors, but what it comes down to is being a simply more action packed, visually appealing sequel to nearly ancient movies.

Also very predictable and could have been done better.

Every single turtles' adaptation has had one major setback: they have been unable to truly convey the stunning art of the ninja.

Epic clashes between characters, long-awaited action, stunning CGI, and true-to-the-source material all combine to make TMNT a truly satisfying action-adventure.

The story was a pleasant surprise in that it played well from beginning to end, included the more endearing characters of the live action series, and gave you an intriguing plot with competently engaging sub-plots.

On the plus side, the inner turmoil between Leonardo and Raphael is intriguing and interesting while it lasts.

It’s still basically a kiddie film – with an underlying moral about loyalty and integrity – but, at least, emerges to be equally entertaining for adults.

I've read several reviewers on IMDb that called the story simplistic and boring and I can't even imagine that.

Never a dull moment, as it's very action packed, with very well done fights.

Mildly entertaining throughout .

It all plays out as an extremely extended and dull TV episode, not something you'll enjoy watching on the big screen.

It's not gruesomely violent, but some scary monsters and intense fighting gears it towards older children and adults.

it is a good action film and a good family film-- adults and non-fans shouldn't be bored.

We found it very entertaining.

I enjoyed it, and I'd like to see a sequel that ups the ante in story and character.

Things either move too fast or too slow.

The movie's storyline was just tedious and repetitive (turtles have to stop monsters from bringing about the end of the world) which made the film seem like a three-part Saturday morning cartoon brought to the big screen.

Surpringly dramatic, surprisingly entertaining and surprisingly good.

It was lame, it was hokey and the jokes were targeted toward younger people (fortunate seeing as I went with my seven and five year old cousins) but it was well done and definitely entertaining.

I've just come back from a preview of TMNT with my son, and although I thought the movie dragged occasionally, he enjoyed it, and it seemed to entertain the other kids in the audience (evidenced by the lack of fidgeting or chatter).

As the humans we get Patrick Stewart in a role surprisingly unlike he usually does, Sarah Michelle Gellar who fitted perfectly into the role of Abi, Chris Evans who does a pretty decent job, hell even Kevin Smith is along for the ride in a slightly pointless but enjoyable to point him out role.

But this is still an enjoyable flick for everyone to watch, even if you're not a Turtle fan.

I love the personalities in this, though Don, my favorite Turtle, oddly has anything to do, the relationship between Leo and Raph is very intense and more then makes up for less screen time for the other two.

And that makes it enjoyable even if you grew out of turtlemania a decade ago.

Great animation, good voice work, and an entertaining story make it a revival worth watching again and again, and it was exciting watching the heroes in a half shell kick ass again.

Especially the hyper-kinetic camera work and the rather unusual scene setups were really intriguing.

Saw this movie last night, really enjoyed it.

I think more duologue was necessary and would have built up more of more exciting ending.

There were even a main theme in the music for the Turtles and to me that was very fitting and compelling, by having Klaus Badelt (who we know for example from the first "Pirates of the Caribbean") as the composer the compositions changed from dramatic to explosive and followed the whole main theme in an astonishing way.

A little confusing as to who was the 'bad guy' and why.

Their fight, like the film is intense, emotional, and makes the turtles face things they otherwise would turn a blind eye to.

Otherwise, the reworking helps give this movie epic proportions in a fascinating way, though I'm still a little disappointed that Michelangelo and Donatello almost have less screen presence combined than Karai ("Who's that?

More action packed then 300 even was.

This movie was also my worst movie in my life and it was very disappointment movie.

While it's entertaining and easy to swallow, it lacks the substance that the first film had (if you remember, that film was true to the grittier origins of the Turtles while keeping their fun-loving spirit alive as well).

Cartoony for the kids, compelling and interesting plot for the teens, and very good morals to remind the parents of what they should be teaching their kids.

But this movie is full of inventive ideas, a surprisingly compelling plot, beautiful animation, great voice acting and just loads more.

As an adult, I witnessed the first "TMNT" movie, and felt that I had lost brain cells while being subjected to such an insulting waste of money that this film was.

The first and second movies were awesome, and for the first animated movie of the series this one is wonderfully exciting!


The music played an important role in the movie and that was also one of the more enjoyable things I liked.

Having grown up and not seen anything related to the show or movies in anyway, I was still interested in seeing this film and after it was through I quite enjoyed it.

It's without doubt the film's strongest, most engaging scene.

Enjoyable CG romp .

Casey was dorky, April was not right, The Foot Clan and the girl they were with were pointless, Splinter did not have any of his original charm, and the turtles were just second rate knock offs of what they should have been.

I don't wanna give away anything but just to say that this film is funny, action packed, and great storyline, i recommend this to anyone, not just turtle fans.

Like i said before, more action and duologue was needed to wrap up the end of the film, other than that it was definitely worth the watch!

But now I'm 20 going on 21 and I've experienced the Turtles when I was a young kid, there's a certain feeling that I'm missing when I tried watching it but i still enjoyed it.

You've probably been hearing comments of how stunning the animation was.

Still the animation is absolutely breath taking, the scene with Raphael and Leonard on the rooftop in the rain is just stunning.

The plot's pretty weak, and the baddies are rather dull and forgettable.

It was cool that Casey also bore some resemblance to Elias Koteas, since I liked him in that role.

Things become more exciting in New York, when Leonardo returns from his year long training.

It was all very cliché.

The Screenplay is very entertaining and the Action-Sequences are superbly done.

The full screen version looks so muffled and obviously cropped, it's a waste of disc space, on an already pretty empty disc.

The film isn't entirely without flaws, far from it, as the story is quickly gets a little dull.

The animation of the actual city is breathtaking, and when the animation comes to a fight in the rain it looks beautiful.

Other than that, it's standard but enjoyable stuff story-wise with plenty of amazing animation to keep the kids entertained.

This movie is really fascinating to me.

As a fan of the TMNT franchise, I found this movie very enjoyable and will probably watch it multiple times in the coming years.

The writers (and even director Munroe) tried, but what we get is a story that is vastly confusing with huge, overzealous plot holes and a total lack of explanation.

It was really entertaining.

Disney, Associated Artist or earlier MGM) were in my opinion worth watching.

All in all, a film worth watching if you've known and loved ninja turtles as a child, and if you're my age how could you not?

I wasn't honestly so worried about the main plot, as I wanted to see the Ninja Turtles after all and the way I saw them was positively entertaining.

This movie, while enjoyable, does not hold that essence of the Ninja Turtles.

The characters are interesting and it's really exciting.

The animation was breathtaking, with two exceptions: The humans all looked like they came straight out of the Incredibles.

The action is well-done, choreographed well and exciting.

" This is supposed to be a fun, entertaining movie - especially for those who grew up with this story (and not just the people who saw a couple cartoons and expect it to be the same).

The Stone Generals have extremely bland personalities, as their only goal is world domination and their entire methods of attempting to do so seem very unique as the addition of 13 monsters who would easily be mistaken to be part of the challenges for the turtles did not work very well in the plot.

The filmmaker, Kevin Monroe, is far more interested in getting the turtles into perilous, stupendously inane action scenes involving metal alien robots and monsters conjured by some "myth" from Central America than keeping the original characters from the TV series, comic books and movies in an enjoyable enough click.

When the plot indulges in itself about the monsters coming loose and blah blah blah, I caught myself yawning a couple times.

TMNT, the fourth theatrically released feature film with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (now given a fairly low denominator for a title), is a shallow nostalgia trip that does get the job done, of entertaining the fans to an extent.

I was feeling bored and 7 years later revisit our green reptilian friends and was once again thoroughly entertained.

The action sequences were great and the story was compelling and moving.

Everything from action sequences to tall buildings to small blades of grass looks absolutely stunning.

and, we both enjoyed it.

every Turtles fan imagines the heroes in the half-shell as swift and very ninja-like, rather than the plodding, slow-kicking creatures the older films made them out to be.

Some solid computer animation allows the action sequences to be fluid , dynamic and exciting -the best being Raphael and Leonardo's rain soaked roof top battle (which is easily the best part in the film ).

However, the bland storyline almost doesn't matter.

What it all builds to is a VERY Ghostbusters-like ending, but it's still damn entertaining and miles better than most family-orientated movies these days.

TMNT was exactly what I expected it to be: entertaining and funny, with solid action sequences.

It was unbelievable that finally the animated screens are finally thinking of starting to create a movie that was worth watching.

Thankfully, the actual storyline is littered with dialogue references and actions, leaving very little to slow down the film, and even less filler material.

I nearly fell asleep typing that out.

The Generation Gap Amidst An Animated Film That's Surprisingly Entertaining (or Most Film Critics Are Out Of Touch) .

And it's not even just a minor one that is mostly invisible, it makes the otherwise well-told story somewhat confusing.

I was very sceptical of a CGI redux of the Turtles especially as a child the live action movie was a Friday night staple but I can happily say that TMNT is the best Turtles film yet and one of the most entertaining films I've seen so far this year.

On the one hand, the tired cliché of an ancient evil destroying life as we know it is way overused, and kind of grated on my nerves.

In fact, I was very much impressed by this entertaining, funny, moving, and action-packed CGI adventure of our four mutant heroes.

The downsides are the opening stage-setting scene, which will be a bit boring and hard to follow for the youngsters and the lack of any type of catchy music for the characters.

the plot is still interesting and fast paced, and the villains are credible.

Some liked it, saying that it was just as entertaining for adults as it was for children.

I guess what I really enjoyed from this film is that it was entertaining throughout and it always kept my interest and for a film that will probably appeal more to younger viewers I felt there was enough to entertain and keep the attention of those over 18 as well.

plus,it just moves too slow.

They waste no time getting into the story, the develop it very well, and the conclusion is great, and they set up for another movie.

The animation to be blunt is simply breathtaking.

It was totally Boring and no Action at all .

The visuals are great, the action is riveting, and the plot actually isn't that bad.

They pack SO MUCH ACTION into that hour and a half that you walk away really just having trouble REMEMBERING the entertaining parts of the movie.

Some plot points are hard to follow for some of the kids, so it has the element to be an adult film too.

Good) good pointless fun, likable characters, some cool villains, animation Bad) dialogue, tries too hard at a story, doesn't make me want to get involved in the series Why) Bother?

I walked out of the theater and was wowed by the movie.

The story itself wasn't quite what I expected, it was pretty corny and didn't actually include any twists, it was pretty predictable.

I found this a most enjoyable addition to the Turtleverse, and highly recommend it to anyone who was disappointed in the live action series.

The storyline and plot were entertaining.

Though it was intended for children and many of them probably enjoyed it

Maybe it sounded awesome on paper, maybe a lot of scenes were cut, whatever the reason, the main story here is unfocused, confusing, and sloppy.

The film takes place after the events of the 90's live action films and here we see a fascinating slice of life with Turtles who are maybe coming to the send of their teenage years and having to accept responsibilities of adulthood.

So for having some great backgrounds, good character scenes and for just being a flat out entertaining movie that I would call a popcorn film (not some Oscar worthy masterpiece) that was a lot of fun just for the sake of seeing something light and entertaining then I recommend Tmnt to children and fans of the series, comics and movies and for the adult viewers who will no doubt be going to the movie with their children then there may be enough to keep them entertained as well.

It's pretty bland, and he spends most of his time praising himself and the others that worked on the film.

The story finds the turtle brothers in a boring post-Shredder universe.

A wonderful animated film, a gripping brotherly drama and an entertaining martial arts epic.

So, the movie was totally boring and no action at all.

i found the story lacking and uninteresting.

Also, it should absolutely be noted that my kids (son, 9, and daughter, 6) enjoyed it immensely and neither of them are easily amused.

The all thing is rather childlike and repetitive (especially the immortals made of stone...

I grew up watching the adventures of 'TMNT' and I must say, 'TMNT' is an Awesome Watch, that's visually breath-taking & throughly entertaining.

Thankfully, the plot is explained well enough that while being slightly predictable, does not become a total dreaded cliché.

"TMNT" is very entertaining and beautifully made!

The writers seriously thought of something worth watching.

What is enjoyable as well is the styling of the virtual environment.

Visually stunning in every way, and a movie the whole family could see, although true fans of the comics will probably get more fulfillment out of it, and adults will probably understand parts of it better.

The conflict between Leonardo and Raphael (Nolan North) is predictable and adds little to the overall story.

His Nighwatcher alter ego seemed a bit pointless.

This is a movie that knows what it is, its a fun, action packed, comedy filled thrill ride from beginning to end, and you know what I wouldn't want it any other way.

And the action sequences themselves sometimes felt a bit jumpy and too fast paced - so instead of admiring fast action you may be a little off put by it not feeling fluid enough.

The action was intense, the character relationships were well played, the voice acting was incredible, and there's still more they can do with the series.

The movie was totally boring and no action at all.

Looking at the preview stills, it might look like a hit, and given his adequately entertaining take on TMNT, with a sequel suggested, I can't wait.

I found that the rating was a little mild for an intense action-packed movie.

This is the first CG animation movie for TMNT and it still blow people off with its cool action and intense chase.

Entertaining Update.


The turtles came off a bit bland and the only ones who got the most character progression were Leo and Raph.

My MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense action violence.

As it is, 'TMNT' is still a very entertaining and surprisingly moving film.

The fights were pretty good but I think most adults will be bored by this thing.

Snappy one-liners and some tongue-in-cheek comments younger viewers will not get did really make this a great CGI-movie.

)The humor is, in my opinion, as enjoyable as in the first film, though not as prolific, and not as goofy overall.

maybe it loses out there in that it will be a bit confusing for younger viewers wanting more action, less plot.