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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is another abysmal and bland summer action movie that suffers from poor writing, directing, and acting. The character motivations are so weak that we never get to know anything about the characters other than the fact that they’re “good guys” or “bad guys” for no explained reason. The plot of the film is also glaring with inconsistencies and strange moments, involving an absurd amount of product placement. The acting is also weak, featuring an awful lead performance by Megan Fox, who plays one of the most generic and obnoxious characters of the year. Will Arnett and William Fichtner are completely wasted and given completely one dimensional characters (the quintessential “goofy villain” and “deranged scientist”) that really don’t affect the plot whatsoever. While some of the humor involving the turtles is good, the characters are reduced to supporting roles and given little to no character development. There are also numerous never ending action sequences ruined by shaky camerawork and quick cuts. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is another generic and pointless summer film that never lives up to expectations. Grade: -C

You can read my extended thoughts on About.com:
http://kidstvmovies.about.com/od/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles/fl/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-Review-for-Parents.htm

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