Movie Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023)

I saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem in a 127-person AMC Theater on Saturday, July 29th, at 2:00 CT. I went with my 11-year-old.

Trailers Seen

Timing

  • Start Time: 2:00
  • Last Trailer End: 2:13
  • End of Movie: 3:43
  • Start of Mid-Credit Trailer: 3:45
  • Remaining Credit Start: 3:47

Movie Start Delay: 13m
Runtime: 1h39m
Non-Credit Runtime: 1h30m

Brief Review

Besides Transformers, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the biggest toys in my life. I remember watching the TV show and getting the van that shot pizzas. I’m familiar with the franchise and was excited to see the movie with my child.

It lived up to my dreams. The Turtles are meant to be weird and silly and… teenage. I loved the art style; it made the movie dark but still colorful. It used asymmetrical faces and kept you engaged with the screen. It was a perfect length and had many comedic moments. I would compare it to Spider-Verse, but much lighter. These are teenagers who are fighting baddies, but there’s a goofiness that I appreciate. Although Spider-Man may be a better movie-movie, this is a better kid-forward PG movie.

Strong recommendation.

Scores

Tom: 9/10
11-year-old: 10/10

Average: 9.5/10

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