I enjoyed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, but oh man, it was an annoying movie. So many dumb little bits and leaps in logic. The movie just didn’t care. Fortunately, we have Cinema Sins, though they didn’t catch all the nitpicks I did in my review!
Have you heard that there won’t be a third Ninja Turtles movie? That’s kind of a shame. I was looking forward to seeing Mondo Gecko and/or the Rat King.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows was a fun movie. It was dumb and full of plotholes, but I didn’t go to see cinematic greatness. Honest Trailers has that movie’s number.
Poor Stephen Amell. He was probably really excited about this movie and playing Casey Jones. But Honest Trailers totally nails his part in this film.
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!
The latest trailer for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel got me thinking about one of my favorite things in the world: mutants! The Ninja Turtles were my cartoon of choice growing up in the 1980s, and you better believed I owned every crazy Ninja Turtles action figure I could get my hands on! The very premise of martial arts animal people was so limitless that we got everything from a moose Mountie to a basketball-playing giraffe!
The latest trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows focuses heavily on Bebop and Rocksteady, and the idea that the Shredder now has the ability to make more mutants. If the Ninja Turtles movies are anything like the X-Men movies (another popular mutant franchise), then all the upcoming sequels are going to try and cram as many new mutants onto the screen as they can!
Seeing as how I am an expert in ancillary Ninja Turtles, I’ve decided to offer up a few suggestions for the franchise.
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.