Monday, December 18, 2023


The Ninja Turtles are back with a new movie just in time for the holiday season! And boy, what a fun movie it was! Check it out:

After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

The 4K Ultra HD SteelBook, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray™ releases include over 40 minutes of bonus content so fans can delve deeper into the making of the hilarious and original movie.  Join the young new voice cast as they explore the "teen" in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then go behind-the-scenes with the all-star voice cast, including Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, and many more! Explore the film’s unique animation style, plus learn to draw the leader of the Ninja Turtles, Leonardo.  Bonus content is detailed below:• TEENage Mutant Ninja Turtles— For the first time the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are voiced by actual teenagers! Hear how each Turtle was cast and how having all four boys record together helped create the authentic camaraderie seen on screen. • The Mutant Uprising— Get to know the Turtles’ mutant antagonists, led by the wild and original character Superfly, voiced by Ice Cube.• New York, New York: The Visual World of MUTANT MAYHEM— Take a deep dive into the breakthrough visual style of the film’s characters and environments and how they evolved over time.  • Learn to Draw Leo—Try your hand at drawing the Turtle leader with this fun tutorial!TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM is rated PG for sequences of violence and action, language and impolite material. 

I've got to admit, this movie was quite different than what I was expecting. Being an animated film, I had kind of assumed that it was going to appeal more to younger kids... but honestly, this definitely felt more appropriate for older kids and teens. Of course, the fighting and mild violence was expected-- it is the Ninja Turtles after all, but there was also some mild language that definitely earned it that PG rating. This is definitely something to keep in mind for younger audiences or if the language might be an issue. That said, both my 10-year-old and 16-year-old really enjoyed this one! There was lots of action and fun to keep them entertained. I'm not a huge Ninja Turtles fan myself so I really didn't expect to enjoy it in the slightest, but I found that it was a fun watch too. I really enjoyed this animation style... it was very visually appealing! 

If you're looking for a fun movie for the older kid/teen on your list, be sure to check this one out. 

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