Some of you guys are trolling hard or nostalgia has you brainwashed. I watched 90's TMNT till my eyes bled when I was younger and to act like that movie was an oscar nominated picture is hilarious. That movie was ridiculous and awful just like some are claiming 2014 TMNT to be but it had charm. You mean to tell me 90's TMNT had better action than 2014 TMNT? Everyone wants to complain about this new story of splinter reading a book and teaching ninjutsu as ridiculous but the rat in the cage trying to avenge his master and getting his ear chopped off and harboring a grudge is brilliant? when that isn't the true origin of splinter either? Just stop. It's one thin to say this movie was bad, I can see where you're coming from. It's another to keep comparing it to 90's TMNT which in retrospect is just as bad maybe even worse considering how creepy Jim Henson company made the turtles look.
And at least 2014 TMNT didn't have a "little Danny"
I dont think anyone said the og movie was oscar worthy... or should be atop of all-time movies list. And as far as better action thats iffy... The older one in terms of scenes id say yes just because it had faaaaaar more action then the 2014 version. But if you measure just by overall best scenes then yes 2014 has better action scenes.
As far as the origins/history and its ridiculousness of it.... that can be said about any esp...comic book movies. I mean the xmen, spiderman so on and so forth. That doesnt affect the fact that those movies series are good/decent.
The main gripe i had with the movie is that its called TMNT... nothing they did in most part in this movie put the N, in tmnt. Then you add the fact that the tmnt aka the title of the movie werent even the main characters and were more or less sidekicks in a movie thats titled after them.
I get it april is a huge part of the story etc.. the argument ppl use... well first its oh well it doesnt need have to be stick to the script as far as the history of the tmnt franchise, then ppl turn around and become hypocrite with oh well i like the fact its like the og series etc.. where april oneil is a main figure in the story.
And again that might of been fine if the person playing april oneil wasnt hollywoods worst actress. I dare sanyone to name me just ONE, ONE role be it tv/cameo/movie to which megan fox did a good job...hell ill even settle for decent.
No other movie would get this kinda pass. Imagine if man of steel, focus mostly on lois lane, and they cast the worst possible person to play the role. Then on top of that superman was reduced as a after thought in a superman movie? Or how about if the dark knight...was mostly focused on alfred.... and they got some horrible actor to play him... and batman appeared few and far between the movie? No one would be like oh well true it isnt anything like the comics etc... but its still good.
Basically marketing has sold the movie to kids, and revisionist history and nostalgia and lack of consistency (as far as tmnt always in the light, or featured in some kinda way aka like batman and spiderman are) of tmnt material brings out the inner 6 y/o of adults and the desperation for tmnt makes them see this movie with rose colored glasses, and have a predetermined bias to enjoy this movie.
If the exact same plot/storyline etc... was used for any other characters other then tmnt most ppl would be like man wth... Hell if they just didnt get the title page and read the script most ppl loving this film would be like man this movie sounds like hot garbage.
Even if the older movies/cartoons etc... ceased to exist and this movie is judged solely on the body of work, its actors/actresses, the plot and storyline it simply wouldnt be a good movie. Just cause i loved/liked tmnt as a kid, and longed for a new movie isnt going to change that. And in many cases alot of ppl see it the same way.