Recent years have illustrated a pretty big, criticism-dominant mixture of reactions by fans toward producer Michael Bay’s latest backing for director Jonathan Liebesman‘s new take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And indeed, a lot has happened since the classic characters were initially brought to life in 1990 with a film that remains, for devout fans, the best of the entire original film trilogy.
Nearly two decades later, and despite having to overcome a series of push-backs, script issues and fan rage regarding a leak of an original former draft that once saw the turtles as “aliens”, advancements in filmmaking technology through performance capture now grant filmgoers, our heroes are brought to life through a CGI-heavy reimagining that grants fans of the popular franchise a more inclusive, fresher and spectacular look for our heroes. In addition, recent reports also reveal what has been described as a slight revision of the turtles’ origins designed specifically to culminate with supporting character April O’Neil played by Megan Fox, and the villainous Eric Sachs/Shredder, uniquely introduced by actor William Fichtner.
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.