Do you know what the best part about being an adult Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan is in this day and age? A bunch of other adults who grew up on the ’80s cartoon are now in charge of making the new material! That love for the franchise and the four pizza-eating turtle brothers shines through in their new live action movie, Out of the Shadows. And it’s that same love that put me in the theater this weekend to enjoy another exciting film!
Movie Rating: 7/10 – Good.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t high art or well-constructed cinema. This isn’t a movie that particularly cares about logic. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a movie that only really cares about having as much fun as possible with the Ninja Turtles and their wonderful supporting cast. There are more contrivances and plot cheats than a Game Genie, but not even they could defeat the overwhelming sense of giddy energy that fuels this movie.
Plus, honestly, this was definitely a movie for kids, who aren’t going to care as much about plot contrivances as a punk frog like me. Out of the Shadows accomplishes exactly what it needs to: create a fun and enjoyable summer flick that doesn’t outstay its welcome or get bogged down in sewer garbage.
It’s a great time to be a Ninja Turtles fan! And expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie below!
I stand by my enjoyment of the first Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. It’s big, dumb fun starring some of my all-time favorite characters. The Ninja Turtles have been re-invented so many times over the decades that what’s one more? Hopefully the sequel will be just as fun.
I especially like what I see from Bebop and Rocksteady! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will come out on June 3.
I liked the first Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. It was silly fun, rather dumb, and actually had a really great take on the Turtles themselves. The idea that they might actually wear distinct clothing shouldn’t be this revolutionary. Well the sequel is on its way, and the first trailer was released today!
Say hello to the new Bebop and Rocksteady, y’all!
I will admit to giggling out loud multiple times during this trailer, mostly our of sheer dumbness. But man, c’mon, I’m not made of stone! And it’s not like this movie assumes it’s going to be in the Oscar race. It’s just gonna be a big, dumb, silly Ninja Turtles movie! Isn’t that what we all need in our lives sometimes?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows will premiere on June 3.
I’m very excited that Bebop and Rocksteady are going to be in the new Ninja Turtles movie – but set photos have revealed that they are going to be intensely accurate characters. Check out these set photos.
That’s Gary Anthony Williams as Bebop and WWE wrestler Sheamus as Rocksteady, both before their mutations into a warthog and a rhino respectively. Just look at them. They look exactly like the classic cartoon versions of the characters, to an insane degree. There are pictures on the web of Williams even wearing the classic vest.
In a movie that finally gave the Ninja Turtles themselves unique and individual looks, why go so weirdly cartoony on Bebop and Rocksteady? Why not re-invent them as well?
I suppose it doesn’t matter in the end. I liked the first movie, and I’m excited to see them in the second! I hope they’re not too campy. The writers should read the current IDW comic book series for an amazing portrayal of Bebop and Rocksteady.
Despite being mostly broke and trying to fund my own comic book, I found myself splurging yesterday on some new action figures. I couldn’t really afford the splurge, but I did it anyway. I think I need help you guys…from the Ninja Turtles! Because who else is going to kick Bebop and Rocksteady’s butts for me!
Now I know what you’re thinking: Sean, why would you buy action figures? And you’re right, it’s a dumb waste of my money. I’m pretty sure I have a problem…with the Foot Clan! Oh man, you guys, they are some of the baddest dudes out there! And Bebop and Rocksteady are their primary enforcers. This is definitely a no-win situation for me!
Sadly, those pictures are the promotional images found off the web. The actual figures I randomly found at Wal-Mart don’t look that well-put-together, making this even more of a dumb purchase. But what can I say? I’m kind of stupid…in love with the Ninja Turtles! Cowabunga!