Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ditches the dark and gritty tone of its predecessor, but stays just as stupid and in the end is another empty shell.
Incredibly dumb and juvenile, TMNT: Out of the Shadows is a film for 11-year-old boys with zero attention spans. These type of comic book flares are relentless to the point of torture. Nevertheless, TMNT: Out of the Shadows is somehow a slight improvement upon its predecessor, but that’s not saying much from a CGI fest of talking turtles. The charm and heart from the ‘80s cartoon hit has simmered. Now, we get another pointless sequel of giant turtle crashing into things with Megan Fox (playing the beloved April O’Neil) helmed as their companion. Please God, help me.
Loud and obnoxious, Fox runs into action while the camera focuses more on her body than her brains. Director David Green (Earth to Echo) continues the reign of childish impulse of good vs. evil. This time around, Shredder joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (an awful Tyler Perry) and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady (actors Gary Anthony Williams and Sheamus O'Shaunessy) to take over the world, yawn. Now, the Turtles (actors Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard and Pete Ploszek) must stop them and confront an even greater nemesis … Kraang (actor Fred Armisen). Sadly in the end, TMNT: Out of the Shadows is nothing more than a glorious hot mess of turtle dung.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned). For sci-fi action violence.
For Your Consideration:
In Their Own League
Mashley at the Movies
Mike, Mike, and Oscar
Next Best Picture
The Movie Oracle
Untitled Cinema Gals Project