Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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(2014) ★★½

Sky Movies Premiere: PREMIERE Friday 31 July, 3.15pm and 7pm

Unseen on the big screen since 2007’s underwhelming computer-generated cartoon TMNT, the mutant heroes in organic kevlar are back, bound for greatness and destined to protect the Big Apple from the diabolical plans of Shredder and his criminal Foot Clan. Nickelodeon’s reboot dips its toes into Dark Knight territory, turning New York City into a glorified Gotham and having Donatello (maybe it was Raphael, what do I know) threaten Megan Fox’s trepid Channel 6 News reporter April O’Neil. “Look,” says Leonardo (maybe it was Michelangelo, so sue me) “He’s doing his Batman voice.” It’s one of the few winks at the audience in a briskly efficient adventure that’s less pretentious than X-Men and more fun to hang out with than Peter Parker. A slalom down a snowy mountainside is quite exciting in a James Bondish way and the city centre climax is more ably staged than anything in Amazing Spider-Man 2. The effects are by George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic, so it doesn’t look too shabby (even after a 3D conversion job) and it’s no dumber than a cat playing Chopsticks with chopsticks (they like this gag so much they include it twice). Made in association with Pizza Hut so, yeah, it’s cheesey.

Certificate: 12

Duration: 101min

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