Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: +3

Stars Megan Fox (for those not interested in teenage turtles). Action/adventure/comedy.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.

PREVIEW REVIEW: This sequel gives us the history of the heroes-on-the-half-shell, while evidencing lots of money spent bringing it to the screen. Itís full of sly humor, mixed with a few crude jokes, and can be compared to most other superhero films of the decade Ė which seem dedicated to upping the destructive-violent nature of the genre. This is really excessive for little ones and Iím wondering why grownups still find a story about Vin Diesel-sized turtles a box office draw.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

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Crude Language: A couple of mild crude jokes

Obscene Language: One or two mild expletives, but I caught no harsh language.

Profanity: None

Violence: The violence builds throughout until we get to the last 35-minutes where it never lets up.

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: None

Running Time: 101 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Up

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