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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Sarah Michelle Gellar and the voices of: Mitchell Whitfield,
Mikay Killey, Nolan North, Arnold Taylor and Patrick Stewart

Rated: PG  for animated action violence, some scary cartoon images and mild language
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: March 23, 2007 Released by: Warner Brothers

Those loveable turtles are looking for another generation of fans with their new CG action film.

Since the 1990 live action film first hit the screens, kids everywhere have been entertained by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their parents have been buying up millions of dollars of merchandise bearing their likeness. If this film can do a fraction of that business, this will be a hit.

The story follows the comic book more closely and involves - what else - an evildoer, voiced by Patrick Stewart, who wants to take over the world.

Donatello (Mitchell Whitfield), Michelangelo (Mikay Killey), Raphael (Nolan North), and Leonardo (Arnold Taylor) are in the top Ninja form and have some great fight scenes, one in particular on a rooftop is super.

The Turtle's human friend April (Sarah Michelle Gellar), an architect, is edgier this time around with her slinky outfit and her alluring manner.

I kind of miss the hokey rubber suits and live action from the first three films, but the superior animation and realistic fight scenes make this kid film a winner.

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