Awesome: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

  • The Reveal when Leonardo leaps out and lands in front of April, showing off the new aesthetic in one shot (new imposing size, personalized clothing and the like).
  • During a sequence in the trailer with the Turtles sliding down a snow-covered mountain, Donatello launches Raphael at a humvee. The hummer is smashed as Raph collides shell-first.
  • Previews have shown one thing that has been a tradition in the franchise: a fight between Splinter and the Shredder.
  • The second trailer looks like Donnie deflecting gunfire with his staff. Machine guns, to be exact. And only a few feet in front of him.
  • Raphael taking on Shredder, alone.
  • During the early stages of its Mutagen infusions, one of the still miniature turtles hits the glass of its cell so hard that it causes it to crack.
  • Raphael blocking the Shredder's blades with his sai, inches from Leonardo's face.
  • Raphael is badly battered after going one-on-one with Shredder but tells Donatello to simply tape up his cracked shellnote  up so he can rejoin the fight. Donatello responds by saying, "Allow me to be the badass for once" and leaps into the fray. Raph is suitably impressed .
  • Donnie flips a Foot van over with his staff, then slides down the mountain laughing and snorting.
  • The turtles spend the third act fighting at full force despite all being badly injured, Raph was badly battered by Shredder while the other three were suffering from severe blood loss and running on a dangerously high dose of adrenaline.
  • One word from Mikey: COWABUNGA!
    • And the lead-up to it:
    Raph: Remember that thing you used to say when we were kids?
    Mikey: You told me never to say it again.
    Raph: Forget about that. Still got one in the tank?
    Mikey: I've been holding it in for years.
  • Raph having bullets bounce off him while he yells:
    Raph: We're bulletproof!
  • Splinter vs. Shredder. Shredder is in high tech power armor, and Splinter still manages to give him a hell of a fight.
    • Splinter taking down some mooks also count. It's the first time Splinter gets any actual action in any of the live action films, and he does not disappoint.
  • The final fight between the Turtles and Shredder.
    • Also, the turtles holding on to the tower to prevent it from falling (and releasing toxic chemicals) and refusing to be moved even when Shredder starts beating on Leonardo. Then April distracts Shredder by threatening to drop the mutagen. Though April's biggest CMOA comes later on when both she and the turtles are hanging onto the tower for dear life and Shredder is trying to take them down with him, April jumps over and kicks Shredder right in the face, causing him to fall to his defeat, that's right, April O'Neil took down Shredder
      • Vern also gets one when he clocks Sacks over the head with a microscope.
  • Shredder's introduction is him beating up a Foot mook with both hands literally tied behind his back.
  • Leo deserves special mention for his rescue of April and Vernon. Not only was it a great rescue, but he did it after repeatedly getting tased by the Foot.