TMNT Long ago, I knew the theme song to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series by heart; I lined up for the 1990 live-action epic… TMNT Long ago, I knew the theme song to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series by heart; I lined up for the 1990 live-action epic… 2007-03-23 PG PT86M Action/Adventure Animation Sarah Michelle Gellar Ziyi Zhang Warner Bros.
Movie Review

TMNT (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG
SHELL OF ITSELF The CGI TMNT seems less goofy — when did April turn into Lara Croft?
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SHELL OF ITSELF The CGI TMNT seems less goofy — when did April turn into Lara Croft?

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Min. Age 7-9 Yrs Old

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Details Release Date: Mar 23, 2007; Rated: PG; Length: 86 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Animation; With: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ziyi Zhang; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Long ago, I knew the theme song to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series by heart; I lined up for the 1990 live-action epic on opening night. So it burns to report that this all-CG reboot is missing the goofy excitement of the old TMNT. By way of meager update, our green crime-busters now fight a messy panoply of villains and monsters instead of the fearsome Shredder, and sidekick April O'Neil (the voice of Sarah Michelle Gellar) trades in her yellow pantsuit for 21st-century Lara Croft gear. Also: not enough pizza. C+

Originally posted Mar 21, 2007 Published in issue #927 Mar 30, 2007 Order article reprints
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