TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS
Directed by: Dave Green
Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Stephen Amell and Tyler Perry
Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to theaters this summer to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O'Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). After super-villain Shredder (Brian Tee) escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen "Sheamus" Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.
I don't know what's wrong with other critics on some sites, maybe they are just big ol' sticks in the mud. Or in this case, green turtle ooze. Well, whatever the prudish case may be this second reboot of an entertaining franchise was action packed enjoyable and filled with humor. I laughed out loud numerous times. My 10 year old did too. Cut from the same cloth folks. We like these types of movies and enjoy them for the mindless fun that they are. The point is, this is a summer popcorn movie that's meant to be just that and is not ashamed of it!
Loads of fast paced CGI action and some high kicking ninjas kept me rock steadying along to the bebop beat. Vanilla Ice was a big hit in the second movie back in my day, there is a fun little nod to him in this one that I really appreciated. (Go ninja, go ninja, go!) And who can beat Krang! I love that brain villain so much and it sure was awesome to watch him unfold on the big screen.
Snarky humor and jokes from these lovable heros in the shadows kept me entertained until the credits. You certainly can't help but root for the bros and want to join the team! Cowabunga dudes!
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