At 45 minutes long, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack - Awesome Mix #1 - is the perfect length for mowing the lawn.
This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles release is better than I expected. Let’s be clear though, this movie is for children, albeit with a cursory nod to the fans who grew up in the 1980’s. The origin is much closer to the 1984 comic book source material than what people are familiar with from the current animated series. The voices for the main characters are a little jarring for me, not really what I hear in my head and very different from the cartoon, but not as badly as Corey Feldman’s voice stood out in the original feature film. This movie is campy but fun. The storyline is decent and should keep you interested. Megan Fox does a fine job as April O’Neil. But the design of Splinter was terrible and I felt the Shredder’s redesigned gigantic blade-firing armor was a little over-the-top. But it’s the Ninja Turtles that carry the movie and while grossly enlarged - they’re believable, and they’re fun, and the fight scenes are entertaining. Take your kids, they will enjoy it. C+