‘Turtles’ swing back onto big screen
The teenage mutant heroes in a half shell are battling their way back to movie screens with teen crushes, insecurity, rage and a hankering for pizza in a franchise reboot for a new generation.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” based on the 1980s comic book series that led to a television show and then a film in 1990, features four turtle brothers trained as fighters.
In the 2014 version out in US theaters on Friday, the amiable Turtles named after Renaissance artists are brought to life with new performance capture technology.
The restless teen Turtles are fighting the criminal Foot Clan as nighttime vigilantes, but as Foot Clan leader Shredder’s evil plans threaten to obliterate the population of New York, the Turtles must leave the safety of their sewer lair to save the city.