The new Ninja Turtles movie currently stands at 17%
. This number is meaningless to me, as my reaction to said movie is an unshakeable "New Ninja Turtles movie? Fuck yeah!" They've already got my eight bucks, I just haven't given it to them yet.
No, my problem is with one of the negative reviews, specifically the pull-quote (is pull-quote hyphenated?) from the reviewer:
"A throughline of organized violence permeates "TMNT" as a baby step toward preparing youngsters to become soldiers in America's never-ending war on humanity."
These words were written by a Cole Smithy
, and, I'm sorry, but that sentence is just dumb. Cole Smithy is apparently a Tomatometer Critic, which sucks for them; anyone who'll give weight to an opinion like that is about as useful to me as the proverbial poopy-flavored lollipop. It also doesn't help that the review up until the end (where this statement falls) is pretty lousy. It's the typical "Summarize the plot and name-drop the stars and roles" review that's become so prevalent on the internet.
That prevalence, incidentally, stems from so many film fans going "The internet has given everyone in America a voice! I'll use my voice to review movies!" and then completely ignoring the fact that they have NO IDEA how to actually review
a film. But that's a rant for another time.