Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows


After facing Shredder, who has joined forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang.  -- IMDB

Main Characters:

Character Actor
April O'Neil Megan Fox
Vernon Fenwick Will Arnett
Chief Vincent Laura Linney
Casey Jones Stephen Amell
Michelangelo Noel Fisher
Donatello Jeremy Howard
Leonardo Pete Ploszek
Raphael Alan Ritchson
Baxter Stockman Tyler Perry
Shredder Brian Tee
Rocksteady Sheamus
Bebop Gary Anthony Williams
Splinter Peter D. Badalementi
Splinter (voice) Tony Shalhoub
Krang (voice) Brad Garrett

Main Storyline:

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyses it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them.

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My Review:

This is a brilliant sequel to the existing TMNT film.  It stayed relatively faithful to the cartoons that I grew up with in regards to the warthog & rhinoceros that Bebop & Rocksteady turned into after they were exposed to the mutagenic compound.  It was also nice seeing Stephen Amell in a role other than Oliver Queen from Arrow (a show on Sky 1 (in the UK at least...)) and using something other than a bow and arrow!  I am a big fan of his since he chose to take the role of Oliver Queen and I enjoy seeing him in any roles that he does.  I, also, enjoy seeing Megan Fox whenever see appears in films like this and when she did the Transformer films.  My one major comment is that the Turtles aren't really like, in appearance at least, the cartoons that I have watched as a child and I feel this slightly detracted from the overall enjoyment of the film.  My favourite characters in this films are Michelangelo and April O'Neil.  I would highly recommend seeing this film if you are a fan of the Turtles either as a child or a child-at-heart.