Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

(2016)

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Title:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Release Date:
1st June 2016
Runtime:
112 min
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genres:
Directors:
Dave Green
Writers:
Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum
Languages:
English
Stream Quality:
1080p / 720p / 480p

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 analyzes 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.

Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 39%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 54%
IMDb Rating 6.3

Casts

Laura Linney as Chief Vincent
Megan Fox as April O'Neil
Noel Fisher as Michelangelo
Stephen Amell as Casey Jones
Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Sandra-durand80 7th June, 2016

Turtle Power!

Cowabunga dudes!! I loved the movie! It was awesome. It kept me on the edge of my seat! It was extremely funny and not to mention unpredictable. It has a wonderful cast and the acting was phenomenal in my opinion. I love my Ninja Turtles... :-) They were adorable! If you're a Ninja Turtles' fan and you haven't seen the movie, then what are you waiting for? Go and watch the movie! I give this movie a big 10 !! What else can I say? Everything I wanted to say about the movie without accidentally adding spoilers has been said, but I need at least 10000 words to document my review. Okay, I hope I fulfilled the 1000-word review. So, yes, go and watch the movie. Why are you reading my review at this point? Go! Watch the movie! Thank you and have s good day. :)

Reviewed by michaelarrens 5th June, 2016

Absolutely entertaining.

One year after their battle with the Shredder, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still live in the shadows, having allowed Vern Fenwick to take the credit for Shredder's defeat. When Shredder is being transferred between prisons by corrections officer Casey Jones, his Foot Clan–operating under the direction of scientist Baxter Stockman–attack the convoy transporting him. The Turtles, tipped off to the escape attempt by April O'Neil, fend them off. Stockman is still able to affect Shredder's escape using a teleportation device, but Shredder is hijacked mid-teleport and winds up in another dimension. There, the alien warlord Krang gives him a mutagenic compound in exchange for his promise to find three components of a machine Krang sent to Earth in ages past, which when united will open a portal to his dimension. Shredder recruits the two criminals that were being transported alongside him, Bebop and Rocksteady, and has Stockman use Krang's mutagen on them to transform them into powerful animal mutants. The snooping April witnesses their transformation, and is able to steal the vial of mutagen. Pursued by the Foot, she is unexpectedly saved by Casey. In the scuffle, the vial is lost and taken into police custody. Donatello deduces that the mutagen could be used to turn the Turtles into humans, enabling them to live normal lives above ground, but Leonardo refuses and insists that he keeps it as a secret from the others. However, Michelangelo overhears their conversation and tells Raphael. Rapheal furiously confronts Leonardo for not telling them about the Retro mutagen and being honest with them, which results in Leonardo benching him and Mikey off the mission. Raph then recruits Mikey, April, Casey, and Vern to break into the NYPD police headquarters to recover the mutagen. But the Foot arrive ahead of them and in the ensuing battle, the Turtles' existence is revealed to the police, who react with fear and hatred. The brothers escape, but April and Casey are arrested. With Shredder's forces having already recovered two of the pieces of the portal device, the Turtles track Bebop and Rocksteady where they have recovered the final piece from a jungle in Foz do Iguacu at Brazil. The Turtles intercept their jet on its return journey via a plane-to-plane skydive, and although the resultant battle crashes the jet, Bebop and Rocksteady are still able to successfully escape with the final component. The Turtles return to New York just in time to watch as Stockman and Shredder complete the portal device and open the gateway to Krang's dimension, through which his modular war machine, the Technodrome, begins to emerge. Krang immediately betrays Shredder, freezing him and locking him away with his collection of other defeated foes. The Turtles see no way to combat the threat from the shadows and must decide whether or not to take the mutagen and become humans in order to fight openly. Leonardo finally agrees to do as his brothers wish, but Raphael shatters the vial, realizing that they must accept who and what they are. Vern recovers security footage that proves Stockman and Shredder's crimes and secures April and Casey's release, allowing them to facilitate a meeting between the Turtles and police chief Rebecca Vincent. With the acceptance and blessing of the police, the Turtles go into action, confronting Krang aboard the still- assembling Technodrome. Meanwhile, Casey keeps Bebop and Rocksteady busy while April and Vern defeat Shredder's lieutenant Karai and take control of the portal device. Once the Turtles locate the beacon around which the Technodrome is assembling, they hurl it back through the portal, taking Krang and the rest of the Technodrome with it, and April, Casey, and Vern shut the portal down, ultimately defeating the alien, but not before Krang swears he will return for revenge. The Turtles are honored by Vincent and the NYPD, but elect to keep their existence a secret from the public at large, deciding that being normal isn't nearly as fun as being a turtle.

Reviewed by bgeraci-09852 5th June, 2016

Turtle Power!

Well, I am a long-time fan, saw the first movie, and was so pleased that in the current outing we got to see a lot more Turtle Time for the guys. After all, that's what makes a TMNT fan, right? Leo, Donnie, Raph and Mikey. The guys were up close and personal in this movie, and if you had never seen anything to do with TMNT before Out of the Shadows, you knew what made each Turtle tick by the end of the movie. Mikey's in-a-nutshell description of him and his brothers to the shell-shocked Casey Jones (upon their first meeting) was perfect! Bebop and Rock Steady were gross and ridiculous (as intended to be), the Krang was nauseating (as intended to be), but what happened to the Shredder? That was the only drawback for me. He was small and seemingly not the threat in this movie as in the first, not even one fight scene between him and the Turtles. Still, I loved the movie, all the action, the gags and pranks, even the somber moments when poor Mikey realizes after a confrontation with NY police that he and his brothers are more than mutants to others - they are monsters to be feared and hated. I got to say, my eyes got a little misty when Mikey's were wet with tears of pain. If you didn't notice it, catch Leo's reaction to Mikey's distress as Master Splinter tries to comfort him. Since Mikey is the youngest, all the other brothers protect him (this happens again in their fight against Krang). If you like non-stop action, fun, and stories where the good guys win, you'll love Out of the Shadows. Grab you a coke and popcorn and go. This movie has heart and soul. I think you will agree - the world needs more of that.

Reviewed by Kellyanne Lynch 4th June, 2016

Awesome – even more so the more I think about it!

As long time TMNT fans, my sweetie and I loved this movie! It explored a theme I haven't seen in the comics, TV series, or other movies – what they would do if given the chance to be human. This rougher, tougher, more intimidating look for the Turtles fit in quite nicely with this subplot. The police initially saw them as monsters. That hit Michelangelo particularly hard. You could see how badly he wanted to fit in. His moment in the Halloween parade reminded me of Quasimodo joining Topsy Turvy Day's festivities in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. That's precisely why Leonardo wanted Donatello to keep it a secret that the purple ooze could be reverse engineered to make them human. And they couldn't tell Raph for the very reason they witnessed once he discovered the truth. He's a loose cannon. His and Mikey's plan put April and Casey in jeopardy. I like these versions of the human characters. April is smarter than in some version and is braver than in most. She was blond at the beginning and is usually brunette. Will we ever see her as a redhead? I questioned Casey being so clean cut initially, but this is a smarter, more focused Casey Jones who is still a Looney Tune with a bad temper. That scene in the bar proved that was really Casey. Vernon was better in this movie than in the last. He was the self-centered glory hound he was in the original TV series, and there was much less of him. The humans had their place in the movie, and I'm glad they took a backseat to the turtles. In the last movie, the people were a bit too prominent. Bebop and Rocksteady were a fun addition. I love how Casey considered whether they would be stupid enough to go to their old hangout after breaking out of the police van and said, "Yeah, they are," just after I said it. The movie held true to the characters while modernizing them. Their idea to form their own foot clan and move up to "a leg clan" was hysterical, as was their resolve to no longer be errand boys breaking within a minute of their declaration. I love the messages in this movie. Being an outcast sucks. People hate and fear what they don't know. Mikey's expression when he said he saw hate in the people's eyes when the police chief called them monsters was heartbreaking. The Turtles considered being human but learned not to change who you are to fit in. The turtles were the only ones who could save Earth, because their biological makeup allowed them to get close to the Technodrome whereas humans couldn't. So good they didn't turn human! The movie taught not to write off anyone based on first impressions. The police and the Turtles gave each other another chance. The Turtles learned people could come to accept them, and the police saw they weren't monsters. The brothers also learned that appreciating each other's uniqueness and playing off one another's strengths is how to save the day, not expecting everyone to be the same. Leo's frustration and cognitive rigidity was so me, but he came around and learned that lesson too. There were so many great scenes that were just plain fun, like the Turtles watching the Knicks game – especially the spit balls and pizza. And when they all said what they had that others don't, and Raph exclaimed, "Garbage truck!" instead of, "Turtle power!" That still makes me laugh out loud. And that TMNT theme at the end that blended the original TV series theme song with "Ninja Rap". I bought it on iTunes. I watched part of TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze last night on DVD upon returning home from the new movie, and I saw parallels between both sequels. In both Secret of the Ooze and Out of the Shadows, Shredder is back, and he creates two mutants of his own. TGRI / TCRI is prominent in both. The Turtles enlist the help of a crucial human ally – Casey in Out of the Shadows and Keno in Secret of the Ooze. I wonder if that was all intentional. And "Ninja Rap" is in both movies too. Oh, and the Easter eggs in this movie! Kevin Eastman is the pizza delivery guy, and when Mikey snaps up the pizza and drops off the payment, he calls out, "Thanks, Kevin!" Donatello and all his gadgets were so original series – especially the purple turtle face that appeared on the wrist device he made for April. Hints of the original TV theme song were throughout the movie, the best being when they honked the horn of the garbage truck, and it was the tune of Heroes In A Halfshell. That part makes me smile just thinking about it. And, of course, that medley at the end! It was so awesome that I mentioned it twice. And Casey telling the police the Turtles came from New Hampshire. They really did!! And then, of course, Krang and the freaking Technodrome screams original series! I love Casey's realization that the Turtles were the ones who saved him when he saw the trash truck. He sounded out of his mind when telling the police chief about the Turtles in a garbage truck that shot manhole covers – another nod to the original cartoon. Great movie overall! Lots of fun for longtime fans, lots of action and humor and the Turtles being four teenage brothers. We loved it!

Reviewed by (harispmkhan) 2nd June, 2016

A review from a 11 year olds point of view

I am one of the first people to review this movie, so I decided to give this review from a different age perspective, I myself thought it was a boring story,with similar tropes from other movie, and it felt a sense of deja vu as we ended with them fighting on top of a building. Yet in this review this opinion doesn't count, I have asked my nephew to tell me what he though, I will not be changing any of the points he made, only to make sense in the context. He started of with him shouting "THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER" once I asked him to elaborate he stated,"The turtles looked so realistic, and the action was actually pretty fun, yet I did not like how they sacrificed parts of the story to cut down the running time, and second have the last fight a little longer, yet all in all it was great!" I then asked him ' What would you like to rate it out of 10?' He said boldly "10 out of 10!"