Although 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was initially met with mixed reaction, in actual fact many came to find that the film was a fairly fun and entertaining affair, much to the surprise of fans. Grossing close to $500 million worldwide from an estimated $125 million budget it was highly likely that we would get a follow up. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows promises to bring even more excitement to the franchise with a handful of new characters and a plethora of thrilling action set pieces.
The movie certainly seems sure of itself this time round, and the filmmakers have a clear understanding of who the film’s audience is, which separates the film from some of producer Michael Bay’s latest work. The Transformers series has definitely received a lot of hate, for a number of pretty good reasons, but one of the main problems that makes the films fall apart is that Bay is not decided on who his audience is; from humans talking about politics and sex to giant robots who speak in a childish manner, plus the addition of a few profanities here and there, make it very unclear who is supposed to watch the two and a half hour slo-mo explosion fests. Fortunately, TMNT does not suffer from quite the level ‘Bayisms’.
The Out of the Shadows cast includes Will Arnett, Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry, Alan Ritchson, Sheamus, Johnny Knoxville, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Brian Tee, William Fichtner and more.
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 supervillain Shredder 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.
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Check out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows when it arrives in theatres May 30th.