TMNT [Blu-ray] [2007]

  • SKU: 8416412
  • Release Date: 08/07/2007
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (86 out of 92)

Special Features


  • Commentary by Writer/Director Kevin Munroe
  • Alternate Opening - Splinter Tells the Back Story - and Alternate Ending With Casey and April
  • Deleted Scene: Mikey Sneaking Foos to Splinter
  • Side-by-Side Comparison of Storyboards and CGI Action
  • Interviews With Voice Talent Patrick Stewart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Laurence Fishburne and Filmmakers - And More!

Synopsis


TMNT
The stars have aligned in an ominous sign, and as a legion of malevolent monsters descends upon New York City to wage war against humanity, the only thing that stands between humankind and certain destruction are four wisecracking turtles with a flair for martial arts and a hearty appetite for pizza. Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's "heroes in a half-shell" return to defend the world against an interstellar threat that comes just once every 3,000 years in a computer-animated action comedy that marked the final film role of Japanese screen legend Mako -- here providing the voice of the eternally wise Master Splinter. Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar lends her voice to the role of the turtles' technical-services worker, April; Fantastic Four's Chris Evans assumes the role of hockey-loving crimefighter Casey Jones; Memoirs of a Geisha star Zhang Ziyi steps in as villainous Foot Ninjas leader Karai; and Star Trek: The Next Generation captain Patrick Stewart voices malevolent tech industrialist Max Winters -- a mortal man whose hunger for profit and power may spell doom for all humanity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Chris Evans
    Chris Evans - Casey Jones
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar
    Sarah Michelle Gellar - April O'Neil
  • Mako
    Mako - Splinter
  • Patrick Stewart
    Patrick Stewart - Maximillian J. Winters
  • Mitchell Whitfield
    Mitchell Whitfield - Donatello



Overall customer rating

4.3
94%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    TMNT

    Posted
    Jewbakka

    When I was a kid I was a huge fan of the Turtles watched the live action movies over and over. But of late pretty much any movie that I liked as a kid is being remade or re-mastered and destroyed in the process. This new TMNT is one of the first that feels like its being made by a fan. Written and directed by Kevin Munroe, which shows with the story and action flowing together in most cases seamlessly. The story of the brothers is strong, Leonardo and Raphael hate and love for each other comes off strong leading up to their epic fight. The rest of the Turtles aren’t explored so in deathly but knowing that it’s a series and that there will be more, it gives me hope for the writer to explore Donatello and Michelangelo giving them something more then just jokes on their own creation. With Michelangelo lying on the couch talking while he sleeps, saying “dude, dude, dude…” and Donatello working Help lines for computers. Though I find this funny and well written I wish it would go further into their story but I’ll wait and hope it comes to that in the next installment of the TMNT. And it comes to the voice action, I found that the Turtles are done with respect, as well as giving these lifeless CGI models life. Even April and Casey done by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Chris Evans, is done well. The character that is lost with the voice is splinter (Mako), Mako also does the uncle in Avatar The Last Air Bender and is superb, having the ability to sound spacey but on point at all times. The only problem is that is not the character of Splinter and when he is demanded to be serious, his voice comes off stale. Leaving me wanting any scene that Splinter's in to end. Then it comes to the design, I found that at first I was worried not the biggest fan of CGI and a traditional animator myself. But I found the CGI to be nice stylized with traditional animation technique giving the characters a fluid flow. The Turtles are skinny but seem to make sense to their bodies. But I have to say splinter again look horrible, like a rat put through a washing machine with a Asian looking cloth placed over him. Along with splinter there are the human, which as skinny, looking as if you punched them in the face they would snap in half with the b bottom half still standing. And the thing that made me excited about it being animated was that the Turtles could actually use their weapons, because though the live action movies are amazing they lack one thing and that’s a great weapon fight scene. It’s just to hard in the suits, but this movie has them and has them strong, with Leo and Raph about to kill each other. All and all I’m glad that it wasn’t just another live action take off, but still gave the character depth. Their anger and strength come through them as they prepare to fight. I’m just left disappointed because Splinter isn’t the father figure he was in the live action films, he’s more of the distant teacher that just shows up. I would recommend this film to any fan and any kid. And to those adults that can go to it as a film that’s meant to entertain. 4 stars.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not bad at all

    Posted
    korichm
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    Okay, when I was little, I was a big Turtle fan. I had this deep, emotion connection with the show. Years later, yes, I never give it much thought. In a way, my hopes were answered when I found out this movie was coming out. One could just look at it and tell that this movie is either going to be really good or really bad. I was shocked. I'm not going to spoil anything, but I will say this. Like many, I was glad to not see Shredder. But that aside, this movie was REALLY well done. It, like many action movies, has its faults (cheesy dialog for instance), but they suit this kind of a movie and franchise. The action sequences were great and the story was compelling and moving. The characters were well developed, and of course, totally freaking awesome. I also say that it is good that the story is darker than the cartoon from the early 90's. Personally, I feel the most moving stories have to be dark. In short, this movie does a great job targeting audiences of all ages. Cartoony for the kids, compelling and interesting plot for the teens, and very good morals to remind the parents of what they should be teaching their kids. 9/10.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lean, Green, And (finally!) Back On The Screen

    Posted
    Blindspot

    I swear- between this, Transformers, and the announcement of a Ghostbusters video game, its been like my childhood all over again! All we need now is something Thundercats related and I'll be all set! ----- TMNT is a welcome return of the Turtles to the big screen. The voices chosen for the characters are all spot-on (though I do wonder who they'll pick to fill Mako's legendary shoes for the sequel?). At times, the story seems to be a bit drawn-out for the Turtles' normal pace, while curiously, some of the scenes fly by without much explanation (such as the monster capturing scenes) which I would rather have seen extended a little more. The strong parts of this movie fall on awesome soundtrack, the CGI, and the intense duel between Leo and Raph which really steals the show! Sadly, Mike and Don don't really seem to play too big a part here, perhaps that will be rectified in the sequel? As for the rest, well, you'll just have to decide for yourself! Turtle fans, don't pass this one up!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun-filled, animated, action packed movie

    Posted
    BigPeppy

    Great improvement of the Turtles. The 80's movies rocked, but this one is so much better! With the animation you can do so many more things and that's the way comic book characters should be viewed. My kids loved the action and the scary bad guys. I thought the ending was too easy, and the bad guys didn't give the Turtles as much trouble as the Foot Clan, but hey its easy for the kids to understand. The Nightwatcher is a really cool idea. We watched it a couple times, and I thought the Turtles could have interacted with each other a little more, but its a movie, and we got all sorts of action. One Cool Turtle Flick!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great HD Piece

    Posted
    Martz

    Boy, was I pleasantly surprised with this movie. I purchased it primarily because I wanted to see what the HD format could do. Being as it is completely rendered with computer animation, I figured it would be the best picture source available, and my goodness, this one didn't disappoint. The incredible amount of detail is astonishing. Everything seems to jump out at you that much more. It also didn' t hurt that the movie itself was also entertaining and fun to watch. This is one I'd definitely recommend. Good for kids and grownups looking for an entertaining movie that is just beautiful to look at. HD rules!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic cartoon movie anyone can enjoy

    Posted
    Celestin

    I was a huge fan of the TMNT cartoon series that debuted in the 80s and after seeing the 3 previous live action turtles movie, I find the new CGI flim to be fun filling. Good to see the turtles return just like the old times, and they never seem to change one bit. The plot of the movie remains unchanged very much alike the series, the brothers feud over leadership and bond, tackling the villains and out saving the city. The CGI animation is impressive, particularly when Leonardo and Raphael have a fight atop of a building, you can see the rain elements drop like it was live action.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awsome!

    Posted
    motleyfan99

    First of all, if you're a "die hard" fan of the 80's cartoon, then don't watch this film. You'll just give it bad reviews. This film was good because the style and maturity derive from the original COMIC BOOKS! If you're a turtles fan overall and like them no matter what, this is definitley for you. If you watch it and think the story line is ridiculous, then read the comics. There were alot more non believable stories than this one. Overall, CGI was great. Action was great. It's good to see them back on the screen. Can't wait for the sequel. It rocks!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie.

    Posted
    Brightside

    I was a bit reluctant in the beginning to buy this movie as my 1st blue ray disc purchase, but I have to admit that I was very impressed with the outcome. I have a 40" 1080p television and it had outstanding picture quality for an animated movie. The storyline was interesting and the film did have its occassional subplots that added to the depth of the movie's content. If you are or have ever been a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan, I highly recommend that you see this film.

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