TMNT 2014 Movie Review (Mom & Dad Edition)


It's been over 2 weeks since the Turtles movie hit theaters. Critical reviews were mostly negative, but the film exploded at the box office.

While recently visiting my parents, we escaped the summer heat with a trip to the cinemas. Sure, you've read reviews from critics and Turtle fans, but what about my parents? They're two people who didn't grow up with TMNT, but witnessed their son & his generation get taken over by the phenomenon.

Check out their quick, spoiler-free reviews.

The Good.
- The origin story was fresh, connecting the Turtles & April when they were both younger.
- Product placement success! The Pizza Hut pizza looked tasty & using it as a form of torture was funny.
- The prominent personalities & distinct looks of each Turtle were cool.
- The slice of pizza landing on Splinter's head was humorous & a nice homage to the first film.

The Bad.
- April looked too unscathed after nonstop action scenes.
- The lack of Casey Jones. Will Arnett did not make up for it.

The Ugly.
- The Turtles were too big and too ugly on the eyes.

Best MOM quote: "During the film, I thought to myself, 'I'm not bored!'"

The Good.
- Entertaining, fast-paced action.
- Megan Fox was surprisingly pleasant as April.
- Splinter's fighting style (with his tail). A fresh take on an old character.

The Bad.
- A worn-out plot. It was as if the filmmakers didn't have a unique script so they simply took another film's story.
- Splinter's voice. He didn't sound wise or Asian.

The Ugly.
- The Turtles. They looked best as cute toddlers, but otherwise were too battle-worn.

Best DAD quote: "What was up with Shredder in this movie? He was not the guy I know."

The Parental Conclusion.

Overall, Mama & Papa Sewer Den thought TMNT was a fun summer flick. They were entertained and happy they saw the "big, ugly Turtles" on the big screen. I was hoping they would yell "cowabaunga" when the credits rolled, but I guess I'll have to wait until the sequel for that.


  1. Thanks for the Mom and Dad Edition of the Sewer Den. Sorry I didn't Cowabuga at the end. Maybe the follow up movie will be better.

  2. I have to say that is my favorite review of the movie so far, I hope to see future Mom/Dad reviews of upcoming movies.

  3. Your parents quotes were freaking brilliant! Def the best review I've read so far.

    PS - Your dad did his best to get around saying "April was nice to look at." LOL.

  4. I agree with your dad for the Splinter fighting scenes! They were really cool!

    Anyway, it's okay if the voice doesn't sound "asian" because it is not meant to in this movie. Spliter was just a normal lab rat.


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