Story-wise, this short fan movie about the TMNT forty years in the future (when the first “T” has long-since stopped applying) isn’t much – we seem some bad guys, the Turtles arrive, and there’s a whole bunch of bullet time and blood.
Visually, though, it’s a take I’d like to see more of – fatter, angrier, more injured reptiles who still want to kick some shell. If Jonathan Liebesman and Michael Bay had gone this direction I’d have cut them more slack.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist