Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem managed to attain an A CinemaScore from audiences leaving theaters on opening night time, marking the very best CinemaScore in franchise historical past. That is most likely excellent news for Paramount, who’ve already dedicated to a TV tie-in and theatrical sequel, after the film debuted on Rotten Tomatoes with a near-perfect rating final week. To be completely truthful, it is value noting that the primary three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, together with the 1990 model that’s extensively considered the very best live-action adaptation of the franchise, had been launched within the days earlier than CinemaScore was a factor that existed.

Impressed by films like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a brand new era of formidable animated films like Puss in Boots: The Final Want and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem have began to seep into the blockbuster house, giving a cool, tactile update to properties that had beforehand been pretty by-the-numbers by way of their model, even when the scripts themselves had been sturdy.

In ComicBook.com’s overview, Evan Valentine gave the film 3 stars out of 5, saying, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem has its issues and it is definitely not inside placing distance of Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse. Nonetheless, it does justify this new tackle the Turtles whereas additionally giving outdated and new followers fairly a bit to get pleasure from ought to they enterprise to theaters to absorb this animated enterprise.”

Based on the movie’s official synopsis, “In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, after years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers got down to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as regular youngsters by heroic acts. Their new pal April O’Neil helps them tackle a mysterious crime syndicate, however they quickly get in over their heads when a military of mutants is unleashed upon them.”

Teenage Mutans Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem stars Micah Abbey as Donatello, Shamon Brown Jr. as Michelangelo, Nicolas Cantu as Leonardo, and Brady Midday Raphael. The cast additionally contains Hannibal Buress as Genghis Frog, Rose Byrne as Leatherhead, John Cena as Rocksteady, Jackie Chan as Splinter, Ice Dice as Superfly, Natasia Demetriou as Wingnut, Ayo Edebiri as April O’Neil, Giancarlo Esposito as Baxter Stockman, Submit Malone as Ray Fillet, Seth Rogen as Bebop, Paul Rudd as Mondo Gecko, and Maya Rudolph as Cynthia Utrom.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem opens in theaters on August 4th.