Then and now..
I have to say..the 2014 turtles look like they’ve been fueled by steroids. Of course, back in 1990, we didn’t have the same technology or special effects. The 1990 turtles were played by actors who wore latex and foam costumes. They were like the real-life version of the cartoon.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that for once, Megan Fox wasn’t depicted as some sleazy girl, with the need to always show off her body parts. Don’t get me wrong, I think Megan Fox is gorgeous. However, I prefer to see her in a more serious role where she’s not showing off her midriff.
I was disappointed with villain build-up. In the 1990’s version, Shredder (Oroku Saki) was the main archenemy. He was the leader of a ring of thieves, where he manipulated and recruited troubled teens who were taught ninjutsu to become assassins called the Foot Clan. There was also a whole storyline of his history with Splinter and how he became Shredder.
Even though he’s in the new movie, he really isn’t the main villain. Instead, the evil scientist, Eric Sacks is. His master plan was to poison the city with poisonous gas, then sell the antidote to become mega rich. Shredder, on the other hand, has no connection to Splinter but has the same scar as the original character. Perhaps we’ll learn more about the new Shredder in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.