When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home.
- April O’Neil: Megan Fox
- Vernon Fenwick: Will Arnett
- Eric Sacks: William Fichtner
- Raphael: Alan Ritchson
- Michelangelo: Noel Fisher
- Leonardo: Pete Ploszek
- Leonardo (voice): Johnny Knoxville
- Donatello: Jeremy Howard
- Master Splinter: Danny Woodburn
- Splinter (voice): Tony Shalhoub
- Shredder: Tohoru Masamune
- Bernadette Thompson: Whoopi Goldberg
- Karai: Minae Noji
- Taylor: Abby Elliott
- Councilman: Madison Mason
- Dojo Ninja: Derek Mears
- Young April O’Neil: Malina Weissman
- McNaughton: Taran Killam
- Dr. Baxter Stockman: K. Todd Freeman
- Dr. O’Neil: Paul Fitzgerald
- Subway Hostage: Venida Evans
- Sacks Bodyguard: Mikal Vega
- Himself: Harley Pasternak
- Reporter: Braeson Herold
- Mr. Rivetti: Chance Kelly
- News Anchor: Rick Chambers
- News Anchor: Leyna Nguyen
- Reporter: Chris Wylde
- Foot Soldier (uncredited): Rick Bolander
- Foot Soldier (uncredited): Chris Brewster
- Foot Soldier (uncredited): Greg Duncan
- Foot Soldier (uncredited): Kevin Kent
- Producer: Michael Bay
- Music: Brian Tyler
- Second Unit Director: David Leitch
- Producer: Galen Walker
- Characters: Kevin Eastman
- Characters: Peter Laird
- Director of Photography: Lula Carvalho
- Producer: Andrew Form
- Producer: Bradley Fuller
- Producer: Scott Mednick
- Director: Jonathan Liebesman
- Writer: Josh Appelbaum
- Writer: Evan Daugherty
- Writer: André Nemec
- Executive Producer: Eric J. Crown
- Creature Design: Jerad Marantz
- Animation: Jimmy Almeida
- Animation: Chuck Duke
- Animation: Jonathan Macintosh
- Animation: Danny Southard
- Lighting Technician: Howard R. Campbell
- Lighting Technician: Justin Hammond
- Animation: Mike Dharney
- Compositors: Brian N. Bentley
- Visual Effects Editor: Kayla Franklin
- Animation: Christopher Walsh
- Animation: Kyle Dunlevy
- Animation: Akemi Abe
- Animation: Erik Baker
- Animation: Cameron Folds
- Animation: Oz Gani
- Layout: Paul Hopkins
- Animation: Kevin Labanowich
- Animation: Peer Lemmers
- Animation: Christian Liliedahl
- Animation: Dave Logan
- Animation: Dave Mah
- Animation: Andrew Malesky
- Animation: Chris McGaw
- Animation: Lee McNair
- Animation: Adrian Millington
- Animation: Jee Young Park
- Animation: Pete Peggy
- Animation: Terence P. Reilly
- Layout: Adam Schnitzer
- Animation: Ryan Sluman
- Animation: Anand Somasundaran
- Animation: Rini Sugianto
- Animation: Luis Carlos Uribe
- Animation: Phan Wiantrakoon
- Animation: Bob Wilson
- Animation: Kirsten Yamaguchi
- Grip: Shaun Lowry
- Stunts: Frank Alfano
- Modeling: Devin Stoutley
- Compositors: Erica Jean Yeager
- VFX Artist: Loren Robinson
- Animation Supervisor: Jeremy Stewart
- Stunts: Jackson Spidell
- Music Arranger: John Carey
- Visual Effects Supervisor: Aharon Bourland
- Per Gunnar Jonsson: I have to say that this was a rather “meh” experience. It certainly was not an improvement over the original. Why try to rewrite a story that was actually not bad when you cannot be bothered to spend some effort on it? The new story is sloppy and it is rather clear that whoever wrote it got only two directives: Make sure that Megan Fox gets a lot of focus and if you do not know what to write then cram in some special effects. There are a lot of special effects in this movie!
It is obvious that Megan Fox’s ego have had a lot of influence on the movie. To the extent that you might wonder if this movie is about the turtles or about Megan Fox. She might be the wet dream of some less discerning teenagers but her acting skills leaves somewhat to be desired. Okay, okay she was actually not too bad in this movie but then it was not to difficult to shine in this movie either.
There are a few moments when it looks like it is going to turn interesting. For instance when the shredder is first introduced and punishes some of his underlings but rather quickly he is reduced to just another “special effect” when they slap this robotic shredder suit onto him. Come on, he is supposed to be a skilled martial arts combatant, not some freak in a robotic suit.
Splinter was just sad. Some lab rat that picked up martial arts from a book he found in the sewers! What the f…? That ruined a lot of the movie.
The turtles themselves, being already pushed back somewhat into the background by Megan Fox desire to be in front of the cameras most of the time, are bland to say the least. They are immature, even for a movie like this, and the jokes are simply unintelligent and mostly not very funny.
I was about to write that, if you like special effects and do not care for much of the rest, then you will probably like this movie but when I think back even the special effects where often only mildly interesting. They were perhaps not really bad but not very impressive either. The truck ride down a snowy slope was just silly and some of the scenes where actually rather underwhelming for instance.
On the whole, to me, this was a mildly entertaining movie that could have been much better if someone with basic intelligence had been asked to write the script in the first place. There are actually five (!) people credited with writing this movie and maybe that is the problem. Too many cooks!
- r96sk: Flat, generic, CGI-filled. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ bored me, unfortunately.
I have a slight memory of seeing bits of TMNT when I was younger but never intentionally watched it, though have always been interested in viewing a film with them in. So in that sense, this disappointed. It just has nothing about it, no character or charm whatsoever. No reason to care for any of the onscreen bunch. Very plain.
None of the cast stick out, particularly the voices. Megan Fox is probably the best this has to offer, though I didn’t mind William Fichtner either… Whoopi Goldberg shows up in an alright minor role too, I guess?
I found little to zero of the action scenes entertaining, not helped by some questionable editing and music. Another issue I did also notice is the humour, which falls flat at almost every opportunity – especially with the grating Michelangelo (Noel Fisher).
I’ll check out the sequel, because I always going to, but I ain’t expecting much! This 2014 film isn’t worth seeing.