Awesome / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

  • The Reveal Both the slow pan around Raph and when Leonardo leaps out and lands in front of April, shows off the new aesthetic.
  • 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. And it turns out to be glorious in the movie itself.
  • 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.
    Shredder: THE RAT DID NOT TEACH YOU WELL!!
  • 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.
  • After getting overdosed with adrenaline, the turtles plow right through the unbreakble cages and restraints that held them earlier.
  • 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 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.
  • The turtles being attacked with machine guns and making a very important discovery:
    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 opens fight by delivering an Offhand Backhand to Shredder. No wonder Shredder considers him his true opponent.
    • Shredder's throwing knives, which have been shown to cut right into metal and concrete, bounces off Splinter's face. Just before that he deflects two of them with his bare hands. The turtles may have bulletproof shells, but apparently Splinter is all over.
    • When Shredder gets an advantage and tries to finish off Splinter, April jumps in and stabs Shredder with a sai. That girl has some serious balls.
    • 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.
    • Splinter's tail is not for show either. He uses it to smack Shredder across the room, trip him up, choke him, and when April helps as mentioned above, he uses it to toss her to safety.
    • All in all Splinter does much better against Shredder than all the turtles combined. A Badass Teacher if ever there was.
  • April actually manages to slightly move a large chunk of rubble which had collapsed on Splinter showing that she is pretty strong for a human, before Ralph comes in and tosses it away.
  • 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. They're saved when April distracts Shredder by threatening to drop the mutagen.
    • April's biggest CMOA comes later, 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 tells the turtles to swing her towards him and kicks Shredder right in the face, causing him to both stab himself with his own wrist blades and fall off the tower. 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.
  • Donnie deflecting point-blank machine gunfire from a pair of Foot ninja by spinning his staff.
  • The final battle. Shredder takes on all four of the turtles together, and completely and utterly kicks their ass with contemptuous ease, with all of them barely staying alive
    • Shredder shows how good he at Beat Them at Their Own Game. After he kicks Leo off the ledge, Donnie goes for him. Shredder combines two of his largest blades onto a double-edged sword ala Darth Maul and uses it as a bo staff to beat Donnie. Then when Mikey attacks him he snatches one of his nunchucks and uses it to beat down Ralph.
    • The turtles pulling off an awesome combination attack to get their first advantage in the fight. First, Leo moves and does a spinning sword strike that knocks down Shredder's blades (they still are attached), then Mikey immediately follows this up by jumping on Leo and kicking shredder in the face, followed by Donny jumping on Mikey and snatching Shredder's legs from underneath with with a sweeping blow, and Raphel then jumps on and and kicks Shredder off the ledge with a Finishing Stomp.
    • During the climax where all of them are hanging from the broken tower, Shredder throws one of his knives at Mikey, who deflects it right back into Shredder's chest! Then later, just before April kicks him in the face, Leo nails him with his sword.
    • Shredder surviving, if barely, after falling from the skyscraper back first.
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