Movie review Sequel excessively noise and chaos
Movie review Sequel excessively noise and chaos

Movie review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Just think of a certain age when you are the best part of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” comes in scene after the movie is over and the credits morph into the bright, we see cartoon style of the TV show that we love the most.

Then, the preceding hour and 50 minutes are just a confusing state with untidy computer graphics and quite a familiar character names bulged into a story that has shown them too simply busy.

One question arises who is to watch this movie or who this movie is for — the nostalgic 30-year-olds who loved the kids or cartoons.

The answer to this question would now be simply easy that it’s aiming for both; the 2014 reboot connected with audiences to the tune of nearly $500 million dollars. There is an enduring affection for the ragtag bunch of teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who live in the sewers of New York City and love pizza.

In the movie, the brothers TMNT, Leonardo (Pete Ploszek), Donatello (Jeremy Howard), Raphael (Alan Ritchson) and Michaelangelo (Noel Fisher), despite the lack of recognition are striving to keep the streets of the Big Apple safe from super-villains like Shredder (Brian Tee).

What they like is to come out of the shadows, though they know their mutant reptilian visages, a heartbreaker for the teen turtles who are just like other kids being personality-wise and are unappealing to most human feelings.

When Shredder breaks out of prison and starts conspiring with the evil Krang (Brad Garrett), an arrogant and dirty minded alien given space inside a robot body in order to open up a space portal for world domination where turtles have nothing to do but got to go to work.

April O’Neil (Megan Fox), a scrappy journalist aided these, and Casey Jones (Stephen Amell), a corrections officer went his way arrogantly.

Yet, the plot in this movie is itself designed pretty straight, that is; stops the space portal — but is filled with the irrelevant tangents.

The entirely unnecessary thing that extends the movie’s already overly long running time is a whole section where the turtles follow oafish thugs Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams), and Rocksteady (Sheamus) to Brazil to chase down a thingamabob.


  • Tyler Perry appears as Dr. Baxter Stockman, a scientist and red herring villain who quickly gets shunted aside.
  • Laura Linney plays a hard-charging police chief who is similarly a little outside character to the story.

There is the dynamic between the brothers who struggle over what they wish to be “normal”, and the “normality” is the most resonant and emotion-raising element of the film, though it cumbersome and an upheld task to buy emotions from a bipedal turtle with huge muscles like being robotic.

At the end, sentiment and personality are rubbed off in the noisy chaos that risen to the climax —whirling turtle shells and shouts of “the beacon!”

It sounds unpleasant as compare to cinematic elements which in consequently led to quickly lose the charm of the cartoon in the buzz of violence generated via computer.

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