Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Receives Rave Reviews After Early Screening
Ever since the release of its first trailer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem has been generating buzz for its unique animation style and the fresh take it brings to the beloved TMNT franchise. Co-written and produced by Seth Rogen, the film aims to infuse youthful energy and excitement into the turtles’ adventures, reminiscent of hits like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. While there are still a couple of months until Mutant Mayhem hits theaters, lucky viewers recently had the opportunity to catch an early cut of the film.
A nearly finished version of Mutant Mayhem was screened for a live audience at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on Monday, and the reaction from attendees has been nothing short of what fans were hoping for.
Early impressions of Mutant Mayhem have been overwhelmingly positive, with viewers expressing their excitement and delight. The electric response in the theater was palpable as the film concluded, leading to a six-minute standing ovation. The applause was so thunderous that director Jeff Rowe was called back onto the stage.
Here are some of the initial reactions to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem:
“So Much Fun. Just saw an unfinished cut of TMNT: Mutant Mayhem and had soooooo much fun. Could watch these characters hang out for hours and hours.” – Ryan
Just saw an unfinished cut of TMNT: MUTANT MAYHEM and had soooooo much fun
Could watch these characters hang out for hours and hours. 2 ATCQ needle drops made me happy
— ryan (@ryangaur) June 12, 2023
“Amazing. The art was amazing, the soundtrack was on point, the sound design was great, and the writing was hilarious!” – Ryan Grobins
— Ryan Grobins @ AnnecyFestival (@RyanGrobins) June 12, 2023
“Crowd Reaction. Ninja Turtles: Teenage Years / TMNT: Mutant Mayhem was so funny. The movie is awesome, with great references, and I can’t wait to see the finished version again.” – Midou
Ninja Turtles: Teenage Years / TMNT: Mutant Mayhem was so funny. I can't say much more other than the movie is awesome, GREAT references and I can't wait to see it again (finished)
— Midou (@MidouMir) June 12, 2023
“Can’t Wait for More. THEY COOKED. Imagine giving a Twitter shitposter millions to make a hard-PG13 TMNT film. Sent my head into a spiral with how many surprises and nice sketchy animation there is. Can’t wait for more.” – Michael B.
Cant really form coherent thought after that, but imagine giving a Twitter shitposter millions to make a hard-PG13 TMNT film (mean it as a compliment). Sent my autistic head into a spiral with how many suprises and nice sketchy animation there is. Cant wait for more pic.twitter.com/YR0fS2pzsA
— michael b (@supermikey71) June 12, 2023
“Special Potential. The fact that an unfinished cut of Mutant Mayhem is receiving such great reviews several months in advance is a sign that Paramount is confident as hell in this movie. We may have something VERY special on our hands.” – Nitro-Spidey
I came out of the session of #TMNT mutant mayhem . Graphically, it's a great success, with a very pronounced style that, despite some overly detailed shots, comes across perfectly. A future gem of animation from @paramount and @Nickelodeon and cool @mikrosanimation Love it ! pic.twitter.com/edzN9FGaO9
— Diolot Clément (@clement_diolot) June 12, 2023
With such enthusiastic feedback, it’s evident that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is shaping up to be a thrilling and enjoyable experience. Fans can eagerly anticipate its official release, which is scheduled for the near future.
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