Last week I saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and had the good fortune to sit down with Megan Fox and Will Arnett for a little chat about it. I was a huge TMNT fan when I was kid. I loved the cartoons, the toys, the comic books, and when I was 10 the live action film came out in theaters. I remember it being awesome, in the literal sense of "awesome". Considering how much I loved it when I was young(er) I was very skeptical of this new version and understandably so. When the film was over I was surprised by how much I didn't hate it. In fact, I kinda liked it. I won't be buying it on VHS and nearly wearing the tape out like I did with the first one but it's still worth a watch at some point. The turtles look great, they've got individual personalities that feel like they've been observing people and pop culture through a sewer-grate in New York since the mid 90's, and the film has a great sense of humor. There are lots of things to like about it. There's, of course, lots of stuff that's not that great too but you know who's not gonna care? 10 year olds... and their parents who want to bring their kids to an air-conditioned room this saturday so they'll be quiet for 2 hours. Parents be warned: your kids will attempt to jump kick everything in your house when they get home from the theatre so hide the fragile stuff before you go.
Here's my interview with Megan and Will. Who, by the way, are both awesome. (just a heads up, the formatting gets a little funky on mobile devices.)