‘TMNT: Mutant Mayhem’ Early Reviews Are Overwhelmingly One-Sided

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New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem trailer TMNT

Credit: Paramount Animation / Nickelodeon Movies (via YouTube)

TMNT: Mutant Mayhem from Paramount and Nickelodeon is set to premiere on August 2, but there are those lucky enough to have been able to see a nearly finished version of the upcoming film at the Annecy Festival. Critics and fans who were lucky enough to have been able to get the first “mostly” finished viewing of the film have taken to Twitter, with most responses being overwhelmingly one-sided.

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Just from the trailers shown already, TMNT: Mutant Mayhem does look like the right take on everyone’s favorite turtles. Previous iterations have painted them as more adult, while this time, we are getting to see younger versions of the characters that indicate they are entirely teenagers.

Standing and clapping indicate that this movie was loved by everyone lucky enough to be in that theater. The film’s director, Jeff Rowe, has received huge praise.

We have not seen TMNT: Mutant Mayhem yet, but we are excited that this iteration received a staggering six-minute standing ovation. Standing ovations are generally saved for more high-brow films shown at festivals like Cannes. This is fantastic news that so many people were elated to see the turtles return.

We applaud the above user for not throwing out any spoilers for the TMNT film but has heaped their praise for it. We can’t wait to see it for the first time.

The 1990 TMNT movie is said to be the magnum opus of adaptations, so this is a tremendous amount of praise to give the Seth Rogen-produced Turtles film. We honestly can’t wait to see what happens.

The TMNT franchise is arguably one of the most beloved in the world, though we were unsure about how the reception would be for a more kid-centric film this time. The earlier live-action iterations were more adult-leaning, and the most recent 2016 animated venture also contained some heavier themes.

However, it appears that Jeff Rowe has delivered a new chapter in the franchise that can be appreciated by young and old fans alike.

TMNT: Mutant Mayhem does boast a huge list of stars, including Brady Noon, Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., and Nicolas Canto, voicing Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Leonardo, respectively. Joining the younger kids is Ayo Edebiri as April O’Neil, Giancarlo Esposito as Baxter Stockman, Jackie Chan as Splinter, John Cena as Rocksteady, Rogen as Bebop, Hannibal Buress as Genghis Frog, Rose Byrne as Leatherhead, Ice Cube as Superfly, Natasia Demetriou as Wingnut, Post Malone as Ray Fillet, Maya Rudolph as Cynthia Utrom and Paul Rudd as Mondo Gecko.

This is a massive list of stars backed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver, produced through Point Grey Pictures. Jeff Rowe is directing alongside Kyler Spears. Rowe famously co-directed The Mitchells vs The Machines (2021).

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem trailer
Credit: Paramount Animation / Nickelodeon Movies (via YouTube)

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We cannot wait to see this movie, and from these early reactions, we are all in for a treat.

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