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New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film debuts with near-perfect 97% rating

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film debuts with near-perfect 97% rating

The movie stars Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen and John Cena.

A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is getting some serious buzz ahead of its release.

Boasting an all-star cast that includes Jackie Chan as Splinter, Seth Rogen as Bebop and John Cena as the voice of Rocksteady, Mutant Mayhem sounds incredible.

Reviews have started to trickle in and its sitting at an impressive 97 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing.

Critic Grace Randolph wrote: "Definitely inspired by the Spider-Verse movies, Seth Rogen's TMNT movie manages to both be a nod to that groundbreaking film and still stand on its own. Adults will be impressed, while this should be a mind-blowing experience for kids. Top notch!"

Julian Roman added: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is a refreshing new take on beloved characters. The film looks absolutely incredible with stunning animation and killer action scenes. The turtles experience growing pains in a world that fears them."

Tessa Smith said: "An absolute game changer! Perfectly combines nostalgia with something refreshing. Stunning animation, hilarious jokes, and a killer soundtrack."

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While Mike Ryan stated: "This is the first theatrical Turtles film that comes anywhere close to that feeling in the mid-’80s of something that was weird and underground and a little edgy."

Those are some glowing reviews.

The four legendary turtles go on a quest to be 'accepted as normal teenagers by the people of New York City through acts of heroism'.

Donatello (Micah Abbey), Michelangelo (Shamon Brown Jr.) Leonardo (Nicolas Cantu) and Raphael (Brady Noon) will be up to their old tricks as they battle an 'army of mutants' while trying to find a 'mysterious crime syndicate'.

The cast is absolutely stacked.

In addition to the four lads, as well as Chan, Rogen and Cena, we'll also be hearing from Post Malone, Rose Byrne, Hannibal Buress, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, Giancarlo Esposito and Ice Cube.

We told you the it was an epic lineup.

Director and screenplay writer Jeff Rowe said he loved the original lore of the TMNT but wanted to create his own version of the their story.

Speaking to Total Film, Rowe explained: "There were a lot of things that were skated past, and we took a lot of time to make it really operate from a place of character and relatability that, I think, will be shockingly emotional.

"The goal early on in our conversations with [co-writer] Seth [Rogen] were: 'We want people to leave the theatre, and be like, 'I can't believe I just cried at a Ninja Turtles movie'."

Mutant Mayhem drops in cinemas on August 2.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Topics: Film and TV