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Movies in McConomy

A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has been a popular notion for a while. But when Michael Bay volunteers to produce it, you are sort of inclined to accept. I am sure that if you are a fanboy/girl, you will have some qualms with the movie — but that’s life when you live in a world where Hollywood wants everything to have three sequels and a remake. Since it has been seven years since the last Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, TMNT, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles does start out with the origin story all over again. The premise is as follows: April O’Neil (Megan Fox) wants to branch out from being a lifestyle reporter, into a hard-hitting news journalist. Nobody really believes she can do it until she sees a pack of vigilante teenage human-size turtles with ninja fighting skills attacking members of the current street gang. So instead of wondering, “who slipped hallucinogens in my lip gloss?” she chases them down. And as they say, the rest is history. Essentially, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a children’s cartoon turned blockbuster that is inappropriate for anyone under the age of twelve.