They’re teenaged, they’re mutated, they’re ninjas and they’re turtles – in the 2014 reboot that gives us the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Vanilla Ice-free, grittier form than their 1990 outing. So, how does it go on 4K Ultra HD? Is it bodacious, or bogus?
The story: This action-oozing TMNT relaunch scarcely stops for breath, which means you barely have time to question plausability – if you even need to when the leads are four mutated turtles with serious ninja skills and like totally dude vocabularies. The four pizza-worshipping heroes in a half shell hit in this origin story that doesn’t really tally with established lore. Hey, if it’s good enough for Batman, right? So, the Foot Clan are doing crime big time, and while doing her investigative thing, reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) witnesses a mysterious vigilante’s work. Her snooping eventually leads her to Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo, and their “dad” Splinter. He’s been trying to protect them from the world, but the world is soon to come crashing right into them…
“Four turtles. One’s fighting a robot samurai. Why not?”
The 4K disc: Dude! A 2K upscale. If you’re thinking, “Bummer” at this point then hold on, because there’s good news. While detail at times almost belies the movie’s source, it’s the HDR/Dolby Vision treatments that really make this an intense and crazy colourful visual experience. The aural side of things doesn’t disappoint, either. The Dolby Atmos mix is like totally up for the challenge of every wallop, whack and “Cowabunga!”, y’know?
Release date: September 26, 2018
Format: 4K Ultra HD
Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner
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